By Brandon Smith
In my 16 years as an alternative economist and political writer I have spent around half that time warning that the ultimate outcome of the Federal Reserve’s stimulus model would be a stagflationary collapse. Not a deflationary collapse, or an inflationary collapse, but a stagflationary collapse. The reasons for this were very specific – Mass debt creation was being countered with MORE debt creation while many central banks have been simultaneously devaluing their currencies through QE measures. On top of that, the US is in the unique position of relying on the world reserve status of the dollar and that status is diminishing.
It was only a matter of time before the to forces of deflation and inflation met in the middle to create stagflation. In my article ‘Infrastructure Bills Do Not Lead To Recovery, Only Increased Federal Control’, published in April of 2021, I stated that:
“Production of fiat money is not the same as real production within the economy… Trillions of dollars in public works programs might create more jobs, but it will also inflate prices as the dollar goes into decline. So, unless wages are adjusted constantly according to price increases, people will have jobs, but still won’t be able to afford a comfortable standard of living. This leads to stagflation, in which prices continue to rise while wages and consumption stagnate.
Another Catch-22 to consider is that if inflation becomes rampant, the Federal Reserve may be compelled (or claim they are compelled) to raise interest rates significantly in a short span of time. This means an immediate slowdown in the flow of overnight loans to major banks, an immediate slowdown in loans to large and small businesses, an immediate crash in credit options for consumers, and an overall crash in consumer spending. You might recognize this as the recipe that created the 1981-1982 recession, the third-worst in the 20th century.
In other words, the choice is stagflation, or deflationary depression.”
It’s clear today what the Fed has chosen. It’s important to remember that throughout 2020 and 2021 the mainstream media, the central bank and most government officials were telling the public that inflation was “transitory.” Suddenly in the past few months this has changed and now even Janet Yellen has admitted that she was “wrong” on inflation. This is a misdirection, however, because the Fed knows exactly what it is doing and always has. Yellen denied reality, but she knew she was denying reality. In other words, she was not mistaken about the economic crisis, she lied about it.
As I outlined last December in my article ‘The Fed’s Catch-22 Taper Is A Weapon, Not A Policy Error’:
‘First and foremost, no, the Fed is not motivated by profits, at least not primarily. The Fed is able to print wealth at will, they don’t care about profits – They care about power and centralization. Would they sacrifice “the golden goose” of US markets in order to gain more power and full bore globalism? Absolutely. Would central bankers sacrifice the dollar and blow up the Fed as an institution in order to force a global currency system on the masses? There is no doubt; they’ve put the US economy at risk in the past in order to get more centralization.’
The Fed has known for years that the current path would lead to inflation and then market destruction, and here’s the proof – Fed Chairman Jerome Powell actually warned about this exact outcome in October of 2012:
“I have concerns about more purchases. As others have pointed out, the dealer community is now assuming close to a $4 trillion balance sheet and purchases through the first quarter of 2014. I admit that is a much stronger reaction than I anticipated, and I am uncomfortable with it for a couple of reasons.First, the question, why stop at $4 trillion? The market in most cases will cheer us for doing more. It will never be enough for the market. Our models will always tell us that we are helping the economy, and I will probably always feel that those benefits are overestimated. And we will be able to tell ourselves that market function is not impaired and that inflation expectations are under control. What is to stop us, other than much faster economic growth, which it is probably not in our power to produce?
When it is time for us to sell, or even to stop buying, the response could be quite strong; there is every reason to expect a strong response. So there are a couple of ways to look at it. It is about $1.2 trillion in sales; you take 60 months, you get about $20 billion a month. That is a very doable thing, it sounds like, in a market where the norm by the middle of next year is $80 billion a month. Another way to look at it, though, is that it’s not so much the sale, the duration; it’s also unloading our short volatility position.”
As we all now know, the Fed waited until their balance sheet was far larger and until the economy was MUCH weaker than it was in 2012 to unleash tightening measures. They KNEW the whole time exactly what was going to happen.
It is no coincidence that the culmination of the Fed’s stimulus bonanza has arrived right after the incredible damage done to the economy and the global supply chain by the covid lockdowns. It is no coincidence that these two events work together to create the perfect stagflationary scenario. And, it’s no coincidence that the only people who benefit from these conditions are proponents of the “Great Reset” ideology at the World Economic Forum and other globalist institutions. This is an engineered collapse that has been in the works for many years.
The goal is to “reset” the world, to erase what’s left of free market systems, and to establish what they call the “Shared Economy” system. This system is one in which the people who survive the crash will be made utterly dependent on government through Universal Basic Income and one that will restrict all resource usage in the name of “carbon reduction.” According to the WEF, you will own nothing and you will like it.
The collapse is engineered to create crisis conditions so frightening that they expect the majority of the public to submit to a collectivist hive mind lifestyle with greatly reduced standards. This would be accomplished through UBI, digital currency models, carbon taxation, population reduction, rationing of all commodities and a social credit system. The goal, in other words, is complete control through technocratic authoritarianism.
All of this is dependent on the exploitation of crisis events to create fear in the population. Now that economic destabilization has arrived, what happens next? Here are my predictions…
The Fed Will Hike Interest Rates More Than Expected, But Not Enough To Stop Inflation
Today, we are witnessing the poisonous fruits of a decade-plus of massive fiat money creation and we are now at the stage where the Fed will reveal its true plan. Hiking interest rates fast, or hiking them slow. Fast hikes will mean an almost immediate crash in markets (beyond what we have already seen), slow hikes will mean a drawn out process of price inflation and general uncertainty.
I believe the Fed will hike more than expected, but not enough to actually slow inflation in necessities. There will be an overall decline in luxury items, recreation commerce and non-essentials, but most other goods will continue to climb in cost. It is to the advantage of globalists to keep the inflation train running for another year or longer.
In the end, though, the central bank WILL declare that the pace of interest rates is not enough to stop inflation and they will revert to a Volcker-like strategy, pushing rates up so high that the economy simply stops functioning altogether.
Markets Will Crash And Unemployment Will Abruptly Spike
Stock markets are utterly dependent on Fed stimulus and easy money through low interest rate loans – This is a fact. Without low rates and QE, corporations cannot engage in stock buybacks. Meaning, the tools for artificially inflating equities are disappearing. We are already seeing the effects of this now with markets dropping 20% or more.
The Fed will not capitulate. They will continue to hike regardless of the market reaction.
As far as jobs are concerned, Biden and many mainstream economists constantly applaud the low unemployment rate as proof that the American economy is “strong,” but this is an illusion. Covid stimulus measures temporarily created a dynamic in which businesses needed increased staff to deal with excess retail spending. Now, the covid checks have stopped and Americans have maxed out their credit cards. There is nothing left to keep the system afloat.
Businesses will start making large job cuts throughout the last half of 2022.
I have no doubt that Joe Biden and Democrats will seek to enforce price controls on many goods as inflation continues, and there will be a handful of Republicans that will support the tactic. Price controls actually lead to a reduction in supply because they remove all profits and thus all incentive for manufacturers to keep producing goods. What usually happens at that point is government steps in to nationalize manufacturing, but this will be substandard production and at a much lower yield.
In the end, supplies are reduced even further and prices go even higher on the black market because no one can get their hands on most goods anyway.
Yes, rationing at the manufacturing and distribution level is going to happen, so be sure to buy what you need now before it does. Rationing occurs in the wake of price controls or supply chain disruptions, and usually this coincides with a government propaganda campaign against “hoarders.”
They will hold up a few exaggerated examples of people who buy truckloads of merchandise to scalp prices on the black market. Then, not long after, they will accuse preppers and anyone who bought goods BEFORE the crisis of “hoarding” simply because they planned ahead.
Rationing is not only about controlling the supply of necessities and thus controlling the population by proxy; it is also about creating an atmosphere of blame and suspicion within the public and getting them to snitch on or attack anyone that is prepared. Prepared people represent a threat to the establishment, so expect to be demonized in the media and organize with other prepared people to protect yourself.
Be Ready, It Only Gets Worse From Here On
It might sound like I am predicting success of the Great Reset program, but I actually believe the globalists will fail in the end. That’s not going to stop them from making the attempt. Also, the above scenarios are only predictions for the near term (within the next couple of years). There will be many other problems that stem from these situations.
Naturally, food riots and other mob actions will become more commonplace, perhaps not this year, but by the end of 2023 they will definitely be a problem. This will coincide with the return of political unrest in the US as leftist factions, encouraged by globalist foundations, demand more government intervention in poverty. At the same time, conservatives will demand less government interference and less tyranny.
At bottom, the people who are prepared might be called a lot of mean names, but as long as we organize and work together, we will survive. Many unprepared people will NOT survive. Understand that the economic conditions ahead of us are historically destructive; there is no way that serious consequences can be avoided for a large part of the population, if only because they refuse to listen and to take proper steps to protect themselves.
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Indeed, the months ahead are going to be quite chaotic.
Moreover, JP Morgan Jamie Dimon has “warned us”: a hurricane (whose name is “Stagflation”?, Jamie?)is coming. And there is not much time left to prepare for it for those who are not aware of the danger.
“…The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inﬂicted by bad governments. The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.”, Ludwig Von Mises, “Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War” (1944).
Historically, what else?!
P.S.: Concerning 2008 and the imminent global economic collapse, a very good movie in my opinion: “Margin Call” (2011):
Mises experienced the hyperinflation event in Austria as well as other surrounding European countries. Two World Wars.
Surprising how many in future generations don’t heed experience and wisdom of the previous. Usually among the many slaughtered in their compliance.
Superb Commentary! Than you.
You will be affected only to the extent you depend on the system to survive. Kissinger said he who controls the food, controls the people. Control your own food, and you control yourself.
Yes. Homesteading is a must to survive this time periid.. next 7 years.. “then there will be seven years of hunger”
Unless you are an island, living by yourself in some isolated spot many miles from nowhere, you will be affected. Do you have extended family? You will be affected. Do you have a job working for someone else? You will be affected. Is it possible that riots or escalating crime could spill over into your area? You will be affected. Being opposed to “the system” will guarantee that you will be affected, one way or another, whether or not you are mostly or fully off grid and self-sufficient.
Yes, what I have said about government agencies. SELF IMPORTANCE for the moolah. Not surprised what happens next. NOBODY should be.
Okay, I have to ask the question: how does raising interest rates cause inflation to go down? If people can not buy things they need, The prices will go up as companies will try to maintain their profit margins, to stay afloat. Then, as people can not buy anything due to high prices and companies go under, this sets the stage for monopolies to emerge from the wreckage of the crash. The only people who win, are those in the federal reserve: the rest of America, what is left of it, will suffer. I have this echo in my head: let the peasants eat cake.
The idea is that it will force people to save rather than spend, thus causing prices to fall to meet falling demand. But that’s not usually how it plays out in real life. People need necessities, that’s why they’re called necessities. They will have to keep buying even at higher prices. Also, rate hikes could have an adverse effect on the dollar by causing a yield curve inversion in treasuries. Foreign holders of dollars might dump those dollars back into the US in response and create even more inflation.
Higher rates discourage borrowing by corporations. Less borrowed, less spent. The slowing growth reduces hiring and spending on inventory and enhancing productivity and output.
In the capital markets, higher rates make bonds more attractive. These are conservative by comparison to other investments, with US Treasuries considered no risk at present.
Should the economy tank enough, a depression sets in. Government would spend more, and this could feed inflation to hyperinflationary levels. The economy would spiral though, making recovery even harder and accelating the doom loop towards negative growth, not just “stag.”
Except that US Treasuries are not “no risk” at present, which is why they are in the process of being dumped by foreign creditors. You have to remember that the ONLY way the US can pay off its treasury debts at this point is to use fiat stimulus. As the Fed cuts off stimulus and reduces their balance sheet, US bonds become less desirable, not more. Yield isn’t everything. As bonds flounder, dollars will flood from overseas back into the US spurring even more inflation. We will be in the middle of a stagflation environment for many months to come. A depression-like deflationary crash comes much later.
This de-risking of USD as world currency can be seen this year as BRICS countries start trading in RMB and Rubles. The US and western CB’s must be quaking from this recent shift away from USD and Euros
I don’t think they are quaking – They arranged for it to happen. The BRICS currencies are not capable of replacing the dollar, which is why China joined the IMF SDR basket system. The BRICS leaders want a global currency just as much as the Western leaders. They are part of the conspiracy and always have been. Putin joined the WEF’s Reset initiative right before the invasion of Ukraine.
Brandon, you said (below): “They are part of the conspiracy and always have been. Putin joined the WEF’s Reset initiative right before the invasion of Ukraine.”
I’ve wondered about that for some time. Can you document Putin’s joining the WEF Reset initiative?
Russia Joins Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network:
Brandon, yes, in 21 Putin spoke at Davos, and seemed to be going along. But this year, he was not invited, and the WEF threw its support behind Ukraine. So I am wondering if the situation has changed. Hoping… The WEF gang seems to be so visibly insane that maybe Putin abandoned the ship.
The WEF did the same thing right after the annex of Crimea. They invited Russia back a couple years later. Putin is long time associates with the WEF and close friends with Henry Kissinger. There is zero chance he is anti-globalist. Any conflict between China/Russia and western elites is a show.
Brandon if Putin is a fellow globalist then why is the US and the EU giving him so much trouble in Ukraine. All that money and arms pouring in to Ukraine doesn’t seem like a cake walk for Putin when they could in essence just do a Crimea 2.0 and let him invade Ukraine unopposed by Western powers. Why not give Ukraine some token support and then let Putin take over. Why are we spending billions to help Ukraine? What does the US get out of spending all this money to help Ukraine if Putin is a fellow globalist?
They print the money from thin air. Why do you think that giving Ukraine money matters? The real question you should be asking is – If Putin is anti-globalist, why has he been friends with globalists for decades?
Brandon I think you are misusing the word “friends” here. Was Hitler and Stalin friends when Hitler allied with Russia and then invaded Poland? Are members of the Mafia friends?
The answer to your question “why has he been friends with globalists for decades?” is that Putin is simply following the adage “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.”
The globalists are trying to establish a world government. This plan would of course interest any dictator. Of course Putin is going to be “friends” with the globalists as long as their interests are shared. But he is not going to sacrifice Russia’s interests for his “friends”.
Why did Putin kick the globalist Soros out of his country and called him a “threat to Russian national security.”? Why is Russia decoupling from the Western financial system with their own banking system and credit card payment system? Why did Vladimir Putin sign into law a bill punishing people for homosexual “propaganda”?
An underlying principle of the globalists is the destruction of the sovereignty of nations by undermining their culture, their traditional values, attacking their religion, family, perverting the morals of a country, sowing division and installing leaders in those countries that will take their orders from the globalists. Leaders like Biden who is actively trying to destroy the US. Russia is not playing ball with the globalists and letting them weaken Russia culture by promoting gay propaganda or making Russia subject to Western financial systems. He is putting Russia first and making Russia independent of the Western financial system.
And lastly remember what Sun Tsu said “All warfare is based on deception.” and “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”
Putin is nobody’s fool and he is definitely not a friend of the globalist in any real sense of the word.
No, I’m not misusing the word “friend,” Putin has been FRIENDS with Henry Kissinger long before he was president of Russia. They have regular lunches to this day and Kissinger acts as an adviser to the Kremlin. Again, if Putin is anti-globalist, why is he FRIENDS with globalists? Another question is why do you feel the need to place blind faith in Putin, which is exactly what you are doing? Russia is NOT decoupled from the Western banking system, they are still very much involved in the IMF and have been avid supporters of the IMF SDR basket as a world currency mechanism. You are misinformed, and you desperately want to believe that Eastern governments are opposed to the globalists. Sorry to tell you, they are not. ALL the evidence shows this. No one is coming to save you. You will have to save yourself.
They are all globalists,they want the same thing,but they are divided in clan,some want more of the cake.
Raising rates is like running the heater and air cinditiner at the same time. It does change the temperature if that’s your immediate goal but if you don’t fix the opposing problem then it’s not a permanent solution it’s a counterweight.
Exactly !! : “this sets the stage for monopolies to emerge from the wreckage of the crash”
Bonus: the Fed established it’s own interest rate for the US with its establishment of SOFR (Secured Overnight Financing Rate) as opposed to the EU controlled LIBOR, and now the Fed can vacuum up the 70% of $US liquidity in Europe (eurodollars) using higher interest rates while the EU flounders with its unfinanceable debt. Recession ?! We don’t care about no stinkin’ recession !!
You are likely familiar with supply and demand, if no one is able to buy, either the price will decline (deflation) or if this is too unsustainable, the product will become a luxury (higher prices but only those who can afford will pay), or the company will go out of business. So in theory, most will likely reduce prices to get rid of a glut of product and the inflation will dissolve into deflation.
The “Fed” has known since Jekyll Island or rather establishment of the Bank of England, that their system would lead to “inflation and destruction.” After they had enriched themselves beyond any measurement that is.
Not too long ago this information would have been called conspiracy theory and now it’s no longer questioned. I have been awake since 2008 when I told a good friend to sell his house just cause something didn’t seem right at the time. He and his wife paid $138K for a modest home in 2003 and by 2008 the house was worth $345K.
He sold and shortly after we had the crash. That was my wakeup call. Nothing surprises me anymore.
As the world moves away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency (it’s already happening) more and more countries will begin (or have already) to dump their worthless dollars for a commodities based currency (like the ruble). As those worthless dollars come back to haunt us high inflation could easily become hyperinflation (think 1920’s Germany). By our idiot “leaders” in NATO countries cutting off Russian trade, banking, etc. they’ve cut their own financial throats! Russia said fine, we’ll create a “backed” ruble (gold, oil, gas based) and the rest of you can suck lemons. Brandon, any comments on the “brilliant” financial moves that’s been instituted recently in regards to the Russia/Ukraine situation??
Russia is integrating into China’s payment systems. Even under BRICS the systems will be deployed by China. China is numero uno in Central Bank Digital Currencies and the IMFs future. Even Russia was developing their own CBDC. All of these central banks (FED, ECB) are mimicking China’s. To the globalists, (through the decades long work of individuals like Kissinger) China is to rise in the 21st Century. But that also includes the one world guv he mentioned.
Brandon, do you have any predictions on the coming elections and how that will affect the coming disaster?
The disaster started long before the last election and will continue after the next election. Emphasis may change but that’s mostly a distraction.
How long do you predict this chaos will last? I’m a college student and have done what I can where I can (about a 3 month supply of food, just bought a gun + ammo, invested in winter gear, have ways to cook if power grid were to go down, etc.), but I’m worried about how long this will last. My moms a prepper, but I’m not banking on being able to go home when SHTF.
If I may interject here…at no time in all of human history has everything collapsed all at once. Certainly we’ve seen grand collapses – the Fall of Rome being one example – but never everything GLOBALLY.
As such then what is now fast approaching is unique, wholly so. Echoing Brandon here, find a GROUP of like-minded people to affiliate yourself with; there is STRENGTHin numbers. Ever heard of “Combat Fatigue”? No one can remain at a heightened state of vigilance, alertness for much more than 24 hours: Human beings simply aren’t constructed to sustain the ‘Fight or Flight’ state for more than that.
But that doesn’t answer your question, does it? IF we see a totality grade collapse then it might well be 20-60 YEARS until a semblance of what exists now could be restored…perhaps longer yet still depending on how much infrastructure – on ALL levels – must be reinstated/repaired.
I’ve lived in the Bush in Alaska for several years, hunted for my own food, raised my own garden, generated my own electricity and so I do have an inkling of what life is like beyond the limits of civilization, FWIW.
Good Luck to you….JOG
Good to see another alaskan!
Howdy F a,
Yes, it certainly is!
I inadvertantly got caught on ‘the wrong side of the BORDER’ after having DRIVEN down to visit the last remaining family I have in the lower 48 when the COVID lunacy occurred. Given where I typically reside in AK there’s simply no going back until I can drive myself back home; the continuing Canuck insistence of PROOF of vaccination is the ‘sticking point’ (literally!) for me. A little more specifically, that would be BEYOND Chitina…to the END of the Road, as it were.
Hope all is well with you and your’s ‘back home’. How’s the weather thus far this year? It’s beginning to get a tad miserable here in the Midwest, but nothing atypical per se; damn HEAT and Humidity I could do without!
Years. Think Great Depression or Weimar inflation, but worse. Keep your family and friends you can trust CLOSE. If you see any indication that basic services might shut down, GO HOME, and make sue you have enough extra gas set aside to make the drive.
Brandon, according to your timeline do you think the Federal Gov’t could implement Martial Law? What would be the “trigger event”?
Rephrasing the question: According to your timeline “when” do you think the Federal Gov’t will implement Martial Law and what would be the “trigger event”?
Only when there is rebellion or widespread civil unrest. They will need some kind of excuse. That said, they will do everything in their power to get people to start looting and rioting. What they DON’T want is organized resistance. They’re hoping for disorganized and random rage.
Marial Law (or something very similar but with different words) could be as soon as right before the November elections, or anytime after that with certainty before the 2024 elections. They cannot pull off another 2020 election scam in the same manner as before, so they will pull the ‘civil unrest’ card in order to squash future elections. It just depends on which one they start with, since they know that any legit election would be the end of them.
Emergency supplies to last a year, but you’re looking at a complete change in lifestyle. There is no going back. You need to learn to supply for your own needs or you’ll end up in the beast system. That’s all there is to it.
I know it sucks. Don’t kill the messenger. Remember who did this to you!
You should bank on going home if SHTF, you and your mom can support each other with your differing skills and one household will be easier to sustain than two.
Welcome to 2030: I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy and Life Has Never Been Better (Tales From the Great Reset)
– Welcome to the year 2030. Thanks to the Great Reset, you will own nothing and you will be happy – just like Ida in her city…
Thank you for linking this. It took me a moment to realize the Substack author was poking fun at the original article linked below. These people like original author Ida Auken (bigtime leftist) are unsavable. This is one of the people that really bring nothing to the table of civilization. It’s funny “You will own nothing” but yet future Ida seems to own a bike. And there’s this:
“Once in a while I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. Nowhere I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me.”
Ida also seems concerned about us poor lepers for not following the sophisticated technofaggots into the technogulag it seems. She said “we” live on the outskirts of the beautiful green carbon neutral city (paraphrasing). I’m certain this is where they think they are going with it. I have tried to explain to good people with a conservative perspective this is not a joke. It may end up as one in the end but for now it is a plan. This is not funny to me and I have a helluva a dark sense of humor. Those that live outside the city have probably been droned. They couldn’t bear the thought of us lighting campfires and singing folk and religious hymns at night. They will NEVER leave us alone. Its not in their DNA.
It’s amazing to me how an old film/story like Logan’s Run is the utopian society the WEF/Davos folks dream of and work towards. Next thing pops in my head is Mel Brooks saying, “It’s good to be king.” 😉
Not that I believe that modern day Americans have the Cojones to do so, but the current ‘frog in a pot of slowly heating water’s benefits only the Powers That Be. So, the solution is relatively simple – but subject to the disclaimer above – and is easily boiled down to two words “Debt Jubilee”.
Naturally, an overwhelming preponderance of Amerucans would have to muster up the courage to do so…but if they actually DID, then this entire impending ‘Doom Loop’ could just possibly be avoided…or at least mitigated. By allowing the PTB to call the shots they are slowly strangling every opportunity to effectively resist their agenda(s) since at each incremental step they simply ‘adjust’ their approach, effectively tailoring it to changing conditions.
What they can’t adapt to is rapid, ABRUPT changes. So, don’t care for the TUNE, then change up the TEMPO. Otherwise what now comes will be a cataclysmic, bloody mess.
Food for thought…JOG
–Hey Jog I posted this on the Treehouse earlier. It was something that dawned me last night. I have said that for now we are kind of stuck in place planting red pills and preparing at the local level. I have been saying we need about 80% overwhelming support. The public become so wide awake the media can no longer distract them. They will not join us in extra curricular activities but they will provide aid and comfort so to speak. It very much like the mob in as described in ancient Rome.
–A case study came to mind as I posted something on Sage Hana’s Substack. I have been saying we need the overwhelming majority (80%) of the population to come together. Not sure why I thought this way but I think I might be correct. If Liberty movement people get too rowdy today they will be castigated and thrown in with the J6 folks. This does nothing for our cause and allows the assholes to spear our name. We need the overwhelming majority to be media distraction proof.
–Here’s the example: Last year the mass vax campaign went into full force. You can say Delta was responsible and you might be correct. However, even in the first quarter 2021 I could sense it was coming regardless. By fall 2021 I was very concerned thinking I may never be able to work in a professional environment again. End of 2021 comes Omicron where everyone was catching it. Tell you a little secret the vax’d were getting hit the hardest from all angles (Positive Cases, Hospital, Deaths). This was very obvious for those who followed the data out of the UK, Israel, Scotland, British Columbia, etc. As of April 1 2022 those countries joined the CDC and stopped providing that data Hmmmm. But the numbers were so staggering most of the vax’d here caught it and know people who were vax’d who had a really hard time. Sometime after March this became apparent in day to day anecdotal evidence all over Western Civ. At that point the mass vax campaign stopped on a dime.
–Why? I think TPTB knew they could no longer marginalize us filthy lepers. To keep harping on it might lead to a backlash of support. Those poor poor kids between 6mo and 5 years are going to get it with absolutely ZERO benefit. I suspect those poor children will belong to the absolute craziest of cultist leftwing households; maybe 10%. The message is only when we unify can we affect their plans. I don’t know how to do that though and the subversion campaign seems to really connect with those who can be memory holed easily. We are in a game and there is no trophy for second place. The CTH along with other platforms is a place to collaborate.
–I think this explains what I have felt in my gut. Its the old adage united we stand divided we fall. Only pain can bring this to pass. I don’t think anything else will based on my own experience with a liberal (classical sense) last year. They hide from the truth but that is also true from normies on the right. They pretend negative events did not happen and they are adept at memory holing themselves. In good times this is probably ideal. But I am pretty sure they won’t be able to hide from the pain that awaits us.
A few short years ago I would scarce have thought that as many would wake from their slumber as what we see now, today…more thanything else I attribute this to the incredible Hubris of the Schwab/Davos ‘organism’.
As you note however more must waken yet…and also it is utterly necessary that ‘our side’ neither acts precipitously nor indiscriminately under any circumstance. It is of paramount importance that we maintain the moral “High Ground” throughout, else history will judge us quite harshly…as will our fellows throughout the World.
THAT SAID, in my considered opinion, the Davos monster HAS acted precipitously in revealing their true intentions as regards Humanity and that will very much will serve our purposes in that soon a much larger number of people will wake asking themselves “WTF?”…please pardon me the use of that here.
Already we see a huge number of people ‘opting out’ of the workforce, no? Indeed, I suspect that most of those doing so have weakened to the horrifying realization that they are little more than “Tax Donkeys” or alternately, “Plantation Ni__ers” and consequently no longer feel as if ANYTHING they attempt will benefit them themselves…but instead only others who never lift a finger to earn the Rich rewards of their own labor but instead subsist off the backs of other people.
If the ‘other side’s should continue it’s efforts to it’s openly stated end then I believe all that they will accomplish is to accelerate the trend we’re seeing now. Unfortunately, having “let the Cat out of the Bag” that segment is now facing an existential threat as more and more simply refuse to participate in what is effectively, their own enslavement, without which the “True Parasite class” of Entitled Wealth cannot continue to exist.
This – if it continues to progress as it is – will eventually compel those to fall back to whatever their “Final Solution” is…and that is when things will get “Thick”. Brandon’s take on this is all but prescient in my opinion, but if things ‘go kinetic’ then the other side WILL rue the day it chose that path.
An existent impression that many are coming to just lately is that they are VULNERABLE (which is the true state of existence at all times anyway) while in truth it is not they themselves who are so vulnerable but instead the whole Davos ‘organism’ which is acutely vulnerable; so much of their existence depends exactly on the basic necessities which WE continuously provide.
Have you read Herbert’s “Dune”? In that, while addressing the assembled Great Houses, Fremen and the Emperor, Paul states simply,
“He who can DESTROY a thing CONTROLS a thing.”
That thought bears much contemplation…
Keep on getting yourself as disconnected from the “System” as you possibly can…I think it likely that things WILL progress to the point where many find themselves without basic necessities rather soon and that’s when even a modicum of preparation will be worth far more than Gold.
Best Wishes Sir…JOG
Best wishes to you…….“He who can DESTROY a thing CONTROLS a thing.” This is what scares me with these Davos goons. I stumbled on this piece today. WW3 for dummies!! I learned a couple things. Its as I suspected the two systems (Multi polar ((BRICS)) and UniPolar (WEST total control)) can never coexist. Nobody is going to dance with us and our fiat currency anymore if a new system takes root. To quote the article “our free ride is over.” This ultimately has to scare the Davos crowd to no end. Because if the sheep grow restless as disappointment continues they may want heads on pikes. Lots of people in that sheep category too from LE, military, and security details. If it gets bad enough and these guys can’t get paid look the hell out. This is where things could get dicey. A couple chessboard interrupters are at Globohomo’s disposal. #1 They can escalate war past the unconventional point with Russia & China. #2 They can pull the plug on the financial system or power grid. If I was Putin & Xi I would not expect things to get incredibly bad over here before they act. IDK if Davos is going to try and save the current system (probably best bet but still longshot) or usher in the new programmable fiat currency. If they sense things going off the rails I expect one of the two. If they do nothing they may get the lampost treatment. That would be righteous sir.
To be honest Luke, I don’t agree with the article. While it does make good points of western civilization (more specifically governments and corporations) being extremely corrupted to the point of no return, the eastern world is also in the exact same place. The author somehow treats russia,china, and the rest of the eastern world somehow as uncorrupted when that’s far from the case. Putin is clearly in the great reset as much as Zelensky since he has been apart of the WEF since the beginning. May I also remind you how China has one of the most evil and corrupt governments within the entire world? This is not something we can depend on higher ups to do. The onky way that this will change is if the public begins to be aware of the kabuki theater.
Thanks for all you do Brandon.
Question on your page ad however I’m curious over the one on the Ghillie Suit.
The ad won’t pull up and says suspended ?
is there something I’m doing wrong or is it a true dead end ?
The materials have become too hard to get in bulk in a timely manner, so I can’t really produce suits for people anymore. I have to wait a month or more usually. I just haven’t gotten around to replacing the ad with something else.
Sounds right. I’m just concerned that there will be an absurd crafted message for the obedient cult blaming a certain group for the markets crashing and the economic calamity. What concerns me is not that people would actually believe “conservatives, in league with Russia” caused all of this through sabotage, but rather, that they would know it isn’t true and go along with it anyway, like they get angry at friends and family members who consider that they were injured or lost a loved one due to the vaccination. When the pensions are wiped out, the anger will be immense, and people have such extreme Stockholm syndrome and/or are such morons, you have to wonder how they will exploit that. Like, instead of letting the plebs come to see Austrian economics is correct, blame Austrian economics, and arrest and kill its most known proponents, and demonize all whom are so inclined as domestic terrorists. They definitely seem to be trying to get the most out of every crisis these days.
I’ve been following your content since the days when you were writing under the name of Giordano Bruno. I have a question about UBI. What do you think will happen to those businesses and producers that still continue to do well through the collapse as well as the wealthy who won’t want to go on UBI? Do you think those businesses will be nationalized or do you think the government will allow them to continue to operate? Do you think those who are still making money and don’t want to go on UBI will be allowed to do so? Do you think UBI will be reserved for the plebs who want and need it or do you think it will be forced on everyone including the elite? I appreciate your time. Thank you for all you do.
I think that it’s less about this being a conspiracy than it is a realization that the system that we’ve been operating with/under was wholly flawed. ALL is based on perpetual growth, and on a finite planet this is a recipe for eventual disappointment. One can say that the party has been great up until the punch bowl emptied out. Right now we’re looking into the bowl and seeing that there’s little left (vs. the growing demand we’ve built up). There most certainly is a conspiracy to “correct course,” but it’s likely not going to work on a global scale; this isn’t to say that it won’t be tried or that it won’t find some kind of “success” here or there (everything can be viewed as being successful given a short enough time period).
The majority of the elitists that are in “leadership” positions were groomed to believe that the system was workable. Some have likely realized that it’s not the case. Sound the alarms and then what? Stampede? So, in a way it IS their duty to try and keep things from totally exploding. More aptly, come up with some sort of a smooth crash. TIME is the key: it’s either a bonus (if it’s on your side) or it’s a curse (if it’s not on your side).
THE mistake is telling people that they’ll be “happy” owning nothing. Always have to put a smiley face on things! The brute reality is that people will not own anything. Far enough into the future, perhaps after nuclear radiation has died down, there won’t be anything worth owning, that the basics of Food, Shelter (in whatever fashion [and yes, this could be identified as something one “owns”]) and Water are, as they always have been, no matter whether this is in agreement with what Klaus Schwab thinks/says, more important than “owning” things. One could just as readily say that Schwab is giving hints at what most of us suspect, that things are going to collapse: he and others will keep playing the system as it’s what they’ve been programmed to do.
Do not misconstrue my comments as being in any way supportive of Schwab et al, they are not. I am merely looking at what he and his ilk are saying and doing as proof that they’re very aware of the pending collapse.
Nature bats last.
No, I’ve been hearing this theory for a long time and it has never held up to scrutiny. The “system” was co-opted and then engineered TO FAIL. Period. The Great Reset agenda proves that this was always the intent. When you say that the “system” is the problem, it’s a roundabout way to gloss over the deliberate sabotage of our society that has been underway and has been openly admitted to on numerous occasions. It’s a way for people that do not want to accept the reality of conspiracy to come up with an explanation for what is happening, but it ignores all the evidence to the contrary. It’s also a way for the globalists to escape culpability. They cannot get people to accept their “New World Order” without a global crisis, so, they create a global crisis. It’s really that simple. The “system” is an abstraction, an idea. The people that are trying to kill you and your family, they are very real, and they can be stopped.
Catherine Austin Fitts discusses this in her latest interview with Greg Hunter
“It’s Not a Turndown, It’s a Takedown – Catherine Austin Fitts”
Your thoughts on the Japanese yen in this economic environment? Currently, about 135 yen to the US dollar. Do you see the yen causing another currency crisis in Asia soon (like the one in 1997)?
An interesting take on things…
Another follows here.
Occasionally, in the Amazon basin in Brazil torrential flooding sometimes displaces the course of the main channel of the Amazon river sometimes resulting in ‘Oxbows’ cut off from the main channel. These are populated with all manner of Amazonian aquatic life…
including frequently the apex predator in that venue; Mr Pirhana.
If the oxbow is far enough from the river that stable water levels aren’t maintained then a particularly ghastly event typically occurs. Initially, all the various species coexist in relative peace…but as the water level drops then VERY abruptly one of the Pirhana will attack another resident and once BLOOD is in the water utter Chaos ensues. Onlookers have reported seeing everything in one of those basins trying desperately to leap OUT of it to evade the feeding frenzy occuring.
In as little as a half-hour virtually everything therein once living is dead or dying. The Big Trick that the Schwab/Davos crowd is attempting to pull off is to convince everyone that there is no ‘viable outsude’ of the system they are at such pains to create. Much like the spectacle portrayed above we – all of us – will soon be seeing ‘Blood in the Water’ at which point few of any good options exists to escape what follows.
Please browse my response to Mairin McLaughlin above to get a context for what constitutes ‘relative safety’ from what is fast approaching and my bona fides.
And yes, “Nature ALWAYS bats last.”
Cheerio – JOG
Thank you Brandon for this great essay and outstanding analysis of where we stand in the slide into the abyss that is our current financial system. I really appreciate your excellent work and insight into the spiritual and economic malaise happening today. Your Alt-Market website is a frequent stop for me and a great antidote for the constant stream of propaganda coming from deep state intelligence agencies and corrupt academia.
I often lament that economic analysis by even the most libertarian philosophers is overly complicated and technical in nature. Without a more simple modeling for the lay person lacking a math degree it makes it exceedingly difficult to grasp the obvious defect in our current finacial system. That is that a parasitical Satanic Globalist elite has a stranglehold on fiat currency creation and use it to enslave humanity by skimming off the top to fund their operation of domination and control of domestic populations.
–Great article and interesting take; always a great perspective. Didn’t know you wrote for Zerohedge for some reason. You definitely know who Tom Luongo is then. We are certainly in stagflation for a long period of time “Too much money chasing to few goods” or until something worse replaces it. I suspect we are going to see a a lot of deflation in major assets like stocks along with real estate very soon. There’s no way around it all the cheap money used to purchase these assets is not coming back. They have to reign in the fiat currency especially since other nations have decided to start their own system. Not sure what the timeline is on that. The days of the dollar reserve currency are over (Powell has been hinting again). Countries that have made us goods in the past are not going to be keen on accepting our digital 1’s and 0’s when they can do biz with nations who actually back their money with gold and energy. Globohomo knows this and is scared. You can smell the fear and that is good.
–Example imagine that I offer you my copied monopoly money for your widgets. You would tell me to go to hell.
–Imagine now that I pulled out a gun and told you to take my money and give me your widgets or I will shoot you dead. This has been our military’s sole purpose for many years.
–This is coming to a screeching halt. Now they have two choices continue on with their plans to wipe out everyone’s debt including their own or try and save the current system. Talk about a conundrum. Tom thinks Powell is trying to save his profession which is the traditional banking model and will continue to push rate hikes. He was just reconfirmed. I told him recently I don’t think Powell (if true) would have the political capital to do this and ultimately the security detail. If Powell bucks the power structure who will stand with him? No one has a soft spot for the FED. Powell would be a sitting duck IMHO. This brings us to where we are right NOW. This is where I do not know what is coming next. I do know that pain is coming like a freight train. People of sound mind and reason may have disagreements on things going on behind the scenes but we all come together on the notion that a world of hurt awaits. Also agree it is our duty to take steps at the local level and do our best to protect our families and friends and communities from the days ahead.
Brandon, what do you think about this “strange phenomenon” i.e. mass cattle deaths ?:
From the globalist psychopaths, nothing should surprise us anymore.
The answer is yes, it’s quite possible. That subject was touched on including all the food processing plants that have been destroyed in this interview with Greg Hunter and Catherine Austin Fitts who was the Assistant HUD Security under then President George HW Bush.
“It’s Not a Turndown, It’s a Takedown – Catherine Austin Fitts”
@Rodster,Thanx for this very, very interesting interview with CAF.
We are currently witnessing a “planetary coup” (expression used by, and title of the very good book by the alternative Lebanese-Swiss economist Liliane Held-Khawam).
P.S: Thanks also to all the readers for the relevance of their comments.
Thanks for link, that’s new!!
NASA warning people of deadly effects of what they call “magnetic rifts” as possible cause of recent mass cattle death event in Kansas
Europe, Turkey and Asia are littered with catacomb underground cavern systems and above ground dolman stone structures believed to protect from deadly atmospheric electrical phenomenon which were likely much more common in the past.
Ancient cave painting and rock art replicated around the world likely depict electrical and plasma phenomenon witnessed during similar periods of weak magnetic fields.
We are entering the Grand Solar Minimum with it meridional jet stream patterns that are destroying mechanized agriculture and weakened magnetic shields that allow for intense UV radiation exposure and misc. electrical phenomena.
You can bet that the elite knowing this time was coming have been busy building and stocking their underground shelters.
8 billion humans, most living in cities, will not survive the destruction of mechanized agriculture and onset of grand solar minimum.
Globalist could have prepared humanity for what is coming but it is antithetical to their purpose of control and domination to have self sufficient humans.
Covid Kill shot is war on domestic populations by our own governments.
World is run by psycopathic satanic elites who consider humans to be like cattle herd to be managed and thinned as they deem necessary.
They hate humanity because they were created without empathy and can not experience love.
It has twisted them and so they pursue their material desires, power and control. Expensive beach front and city real estate, cars, planes, yachts, fine art champagne, drugs and expensive call girls but it can not replace the void where compassion and love reside.
Fear not, you are eternal. We are all eternal. Consciousness does not die.
This was good initially, until this essentially devolved into a subtle representation of the rapture doctrine. The only thing that I got from your comment overall is , “globalists won and there is nothing you can do about it” that’s what it just boils all down to. Yes they are devoid of passion and hate every ounce and fiber of people wanting to be left alone, but is it simply beliving in doing nothing will help at all? Other methods that minimize the damage on the surface can also be used eventually. Also in your part of mentioning how the globalists didn’t warn anyone, you clearly have not paid attention to historical events, speeches in their conferences, and current events that are happening around us, they are not even subtle on their plans anymore. This includes both the reset and the waves that past by. Consciousness and eternality means JACK if the people that can experience these emotions have all but disappeared. Sorry if I had to write this but it’s tiring to contribute so much intelligence to the globalists, they’re mostly on the money for brains side and will mostly use force to make their dreams true. Also how many of those underground bunkers are actually cities? They may be rich but I have high doubts that they will all be connected to one giant mega center. You can lose hope and talk about rapture for all that you want, there will still be a war that will eventually come. What happens now is for us to decide.
Cosmic cycle exists in our universe
Hi Brandon, thank you for this article, the picture above say’s enough….
The Fed Fingers Its Worry Beads: Mortgage Rates Double in Six Months to 6.28 Percent; Crypto Crashes; Layoffs Explode in FinTech
At least in this State of the Union address, POTUS told The truth about the Real economic situation of the country…:
I was at a credit union conference last week and heard Andrew Bauer, Director at the Richmond talking about inflation projections. I asked him about reversing 1971 Breton Woods. He was caught off guard but said it ain’t happening. We’re doomed
Why would the feds go back to the gold standard? Nixon’s doing in 1971 was clearly intentional to slowly crash the dollars value further. Anyone expecting the feds to resume this clearly has not paid attention to seeing what’s going on behind the scenes. The current United States government is doomed now obviously due to the globalists completely taking it over yes, but we have to start a parallel society using gold standards as well. We can’t just sit by and do nothing as the collapse come further and further. The globalists will try everything in their playbook to further their agendas to their liking.
Every time I go to Belle Isle or take my alternate route to work I see the Richmond Fed building and over time I have noticed that it was constructed to be attack proof and unapproachable by even tanks. It is in the financial district, and unlike every other bank and building in the area, it is on an elevation above street level, and surrounded on all sides by various bulwarks and obstacles. I saw a comment on the internet once that said there were machine gun nests inside ready for any attack, and I believe it when looking at it. There is simply no way to get close to that building without being seen and assessed. The workers park under the building, and the parking entrance is long and made very narrow by concrete bulwarks disguised as planters on one side and a high brick wall on the other, so there’s no speeding in or out. When you’re of the mindset that draws you to such places as alt-market and you walk by that ominous, gleaming silver building with its vertical rows of black windows, you wonder if there’s someone up there looking out watching you, and if you’ve walked past it many times, like me, you wonder if someone in there has zoomed in on you and knows who you are and about you, and if some men in suits and dark glasses are going to come out and accost you, or if a sniper’s round will just drop you. When you walk by, It really is like the building is looking at you. I have noticed no other buildings constructed so attack-proof. Now they are doing the same thing to the state capitol area, surrounding it with bulwarks and barriers and basically making it unapproachable by vehicle. Very interesting that the Fed the most protected, hardened building in Richmond, and the capitol is only now playing catch-up. Did they think the rubes would think it was full of gold or that it would be the object of their hatred when they built it this way? Or was it simply viewed as the most important building in the state, and the true government?
I’m sorry if I bring up a dead horse, but here is another site that is bringing up the east vs west con scheme. Not only that it assume that east is not affected by the LWO (luciferian world order (let’s be honest, it isn’t “new”)) but it is also another one of those sites that states that everyone living in the United States can not do anything about it, and acts that only the east can save us all. This site is also being heavily shown by conservapedia as well. At this point, I’m starting to see conservapedia as controlled opposition.
Most of them are controlled opposition.
Like the Fed, ECB President Christine Lagarde has just confirmed the rate hike path announced in early June.
She will do “what it takes” to “save” the euro currency and “fight” inflation (Mario Dragi, her predecessor and current Italian Prime Minister, tried the same thing…).
Not really a surprise when we know that she, J. Powell and the other central bankers follow the orders of the BIS.
Echoing Brandon’s superb analysis, this very interesting interview below:
Thanks for the link Serge. 👊🏻 Gotheart.
Another brilliant article Brandon.
And here’s Dave Cullen who also completely agrees with you that Putin is on the same side as the WEF, Davos, etc. and who pretty much point for point agrees with you week in and week out.
In the end, governments have declared that you don’t own your own body. It’s no longer, “my body, my choice”.
Gauntlet33, the governments have declared that since they issued a law back in the 80s that prevents pharmacutecal companies to be sued if injured. Lets not mistake ourselves, our own governments and other entities working with the freemasons and lucifer have been in war against us since the beginning of the 20th century. I honestly believe that if they are not stopped, the planet will pretty much die completely. This is it, there’s no going back from where we are now. Simutaneously, I also believe that that they are too arrogant and can be stopped, but we all need to take action now, as the coup of the republic will come, regardless if a “red wave” occurs.
Gauntlet thanks this link. 👍
Here’s a big win for the liberty movement:
U.S. Supreme Court expands gun rights, strikes down New York law
And is the Deep State perhaps trying to imply that a person can be killed by a rubber ball in their quest for taking away gun rights? Like Brandon says, it won’t matter because true Conservatives aren’t going to give up our guns.
Retired Russian colonel who used to carry Putin’s nuclear suitcase shot inside his home
I should clarify that in the post above, the Russian colonel is not dead, but merely hospitalized, but I think the point holds.
Anyway, I’m sure there’s many out there that are looking for ways to increase (or start) their prepping efforts, so here’s something I found on that subject, which I just started reading.