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The One Assured Outcome After the Election

October 10, 2020

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

Ever since the crash of 2008, a trend has developed in U.S. election debate: the near complete avoidance of serious discussion about the economy. Ron Paul was the last candidate to attack the subject with any energy, and that was quite a while ago now. The economic decline of our nation is being aggressively ignored, even though it is the most important issue of the past century.

For example, talk about the actions of the Federal Reserve over the past decade has fallen off the radar. Both sides of the aisle love the Fed and both sides are happy to let the central bank print the dollar into oblivion. Both sides have mentioned little or nothing about the current stagflationary wave hitting the country, causing price inflation in many necessities, from food to electricity to rent (except for certain major cities where no one wants to live right now). And all serious examination of globalism and forced interdependency has ceased, even though global interdependency in manufacturing is one of the major causes of supply chain shortages and price inflation right now.

The real unemployment rate remains high, holding at 26.9% when accounting for U-6 measurements. While some jobs have been recovered from the initial COVID lockdown, most of these are part-time, low-wage retail and fast food jobs.

The question that might arise during the election is: Which side is more likely to keep the lockdowns going despite the economic disaster they are helping to cause? That award obviously goes to Biden, though the President continues to leave lockdown decisions to state governments, which means they will probably remain an issue regardless of the election outcome.

The small business sector has decimated by the “Retail Apocalypse”, which started in 2018 and has hit critical mass in 2020 during the lockdowns. Yelp data recently showed that 60% of small business closures due to the coronavirus are now permanent; that’s over 97,000 businesses gone in the blink of an eye. This showcases and proves that the small business bailouts were a complete failure. That’s what happens when you put global banks like J.P. Morgan in charge of which businesses get bailout dollars and which businesses don’t.

Add this to the 25,000 major retail stores set to close so far in 2020 and one can see that this is a very real crisis that could have repercussions for decades to come, but almost no one is talking about it.

Debate about the trade war with China has also taken a back seat to the pandemic, though the trade war continues and many tariffs remain in place.

Both Trump and Biden have indicated that there will be no change to the trade war posture of the U.S. post-election, and so tensions with China will only increase. While China is one of the worst human rights violators on the planet and, in my opinion, their communist government should be erased from existence, there is a little issue of debt and monetary investment that, again, no one is talking about.

China not only has the ability to dump trillions in U.S. Treasuries back on the market, but it also has the option of dumping the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency. As the number one exporter/importer in the world, China could cause significant damage to the U.S. economy if they drop the dollar and their trade partners follow their lead. I believe this threat will become clearer in 2021, AFTER the election is over.

The problem of U.S. dependency on Chinese manufacturing has been mentioned during the campaign, but merely in passing. No serious plan to bring production back to the U.S. has been presented by either side, and this seems to be the predictable narrative of every election for the past 12 years: Use buzzwords on the economy to pretend as if candidates care while never offering a practical plan for solving the underlying problems.

Tax cuts or tax increases are irrelevant and do nothing beyond causing minor short-term shifts in cash flows. The very root of the U.S. financial system (and the global financial system) is rotten, and NOTHING is being done about it by either political party.

There needs to be a reckoning, and certain figures within the finance and banking structure need to answer for their criminality. International banks like Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan contributed directly to the creation of the mortgage and credit crisis of 2008, and they did so with full knowledge that the derivatives bubble was about to collapse. Yet, to this day, they continue to operate with impunity around the world and offer “advice” to investors and governments on economic management. In 2020 they continue to enjoy bailout dollars from the Fed, and when they are exposed for fraud, they simply get a slap on the wrist and a fine.

The outcome of all this is rather predictable: Small businesses are going to disappear and what’s left of the localized economy in the U.S. is going to be destroyed. International corporations, the only businesses enjoying reliable protection from the Fed, will remain as the only game left in town. It is almost as if the economy is being forcefully streamlined into a global centralized model with the major corporations at the helm…

For those people who put a lot of stock in elections, I think it’s important for them to remember that very little of actual importance changes in the course of political events. Problems are not solved by politicians or presidents; problems are always solved by the people, if they get solved at all.

This means that the ongoing downtrend in the U.S. economy is assured even after the 2020 election, and no matter who ends up in the White House, the crash will likely accelerate because the causes of the crash are never dealt with. Fundamentally, local production and trade is the key to saving America. This is how America’s economy was able to survive and thrive at the formation of our system, and it only makes sense to return to a free market model that was proven to work.

If major manufacturing is ever going to return to the U.S., companies need to be incentivized. Why are corporations enjoying lavish tax cuts without having to give anything in return? Shouldn’t tax cuts come with strings attached, such as a requirement that they bring home a large portion of their factory base to U.S. soil?

Decentralization means more than just moving away from globalism; it also means that each and every community has to pursue self-reliance and establish its own production model. Instead of trading our wealth and work to international companies that siphon dollars away from our communities, we need to develop our own local trade and keep at least a fair portion of those dollars circulating in our own towns and neighborhoods. We also need to start focusing on necessities and being able to provide for ourselves in the event that the international supply chain breaks even further.

The elections do not, and probably will not, address any of the issues I describe above because they are a circus that distracts away from legitimate dangers. Elections are meant to control the narrative, not give the public a voice. By all means, vote for whoever you like, just keep in mind that our duty as Americans does not stop at the voting booth; it is our job to fix this country and to save ourselves. The politicians are irrelevant.

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  • Paul Morgan October 10, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    All that is left is for us to prepare(God,guns,food medicine and gold) for the worst. Government at all levels is totally corrupt. The one thing they are good at is taxation and sending the bill to us very promptly!
    Here in SC, I have repeatedly contact my elected officials about ending the covid 19 insanity. Response-crickets-zilch-nada.
    Again, prepare,prepare,prepare. YOYO-you’re on your own.

    • Gauntlet33 October 13, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      Hi Paul, I’m in CA (where as you invariably know things are bad), but I’m buying a rural place in Horry County. Hoping things will be better there than here. I do have guns and ammo but hoping things won’t come down to that.

      • SharonJ November 7, 2020 at 1:35 pm

        Hello Gauntlet and Paul, I’m in California too and am headed to SC soon after the first of the year. Conservatives need to band together and live near each other!!

  • Armed Resistance October 10, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Another great article by the most honest and introspective writer on the planet. We are truly headed for unprecedented times and when I look around I see brain dead sheep distracted by anything and everything. I do believe that once the people of the world wake up to find the hands of tyranny have nearly choked them unconscious. The final last gasp of humanity to gain enough air to continue the fight will be brutal because the NWO have declared this a “winner-take-all” death match! At some point clandestine groups and Patriot-led death squads are going to have to take to offense and begin leaving hanging traitors in town squares for the world to see.

  • A. J. October 10, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Neither major political party offers any genuine solutions, because both are puppets of the global totalitarians.

    Free trade agreements are designed by central banksters, Euro-royalty global corporations, and the globalist cartel, to off-load manufacturing facilities to countries with slave-like wages, minimal taxes, and minimal environmental regulations. These same entities promote stringent environmental regulations and higher taxes on Western civilization nation-states, as a way of crippling these nation-states, en route towards global tyranny. With illegal ‘immigrants’, pushed by Democrats, visas pushed by Republicans, and forced migration, wages remain relatively stagnant, for decades, while those atop the global pyramid rake in wealth and power, at an alarming pace.

    Sadly, most U. S. citizens are too arrogant and ignorant to realize what has been happening, for decades, under the control of both major political parties.

    The one area in which I disagree, is that of the number one issue facing our constitutional republic, nation-state. Economic decline is serious, but moral decay is even more serious, and can lead to economic decay.

    • Tiger October 14, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      Agree about moral decay. Brandon has traced some of these developments to the Rockefeller and Ford foundations, but they are not the only billionaires in the social engineering game. Here is a quote from a recent article on pedophilia at unz.com:

      “[A prominent psychologist of the 1930s] observes [disapprovingly] that a strong and united heterosexual family unit that instills moral values in its children and shields them from pre-pubescent sexual experiences creates the building blocks for organic community and social harmony…”

      This explains the continued efforts at normalizing child sexualization (in dolls, in media, in education) and demonizing “heteronormativity”. It is another front in the psychological war on the population.

      I also recommend you look into a document called “New Order of Barbarians”, which leaks the elites’ plans circa the late 1960s. The Jaffe Memo corroborates its authenticity.

  • Nasser October 10, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    I think they are holding the stock market not to collapse in order to let Donald Trump wins for second term. Then, the final crash will happen after he is re-elected.

  • passer by October 11, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Brandon, your initial assessment was that they’re going to use trump for the economic collapse and blame everyone supporting him for the crash (conservatives, anti globalists…). Do you see this assertion still holding true for this election?

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      Brandon Smith October 11, 2020 at 8:40 am

      Since my initial assessment was correct (they are indeed blaming Trump and conservatives for the pandemic crisis and economic crash happening right now in 2020), yes, I think it still holds true for this election. The only question is – Do they still need him for scapegoating? All evidence so far suggests that they want him for another term, including the fact they chose Biden, the worst possible candidate to run against Trump if they were actually trying to get rid of him. That said, if Trump left the White House next year they might be able to continue blaming him and conservatives for everything that happens in the next 4 years, but I think it would be more difficult.

      • Brandon Danvers October 12, 2020 at 10:46 pm

        Based. You’re right. You need to do a collab collaboration with Brendan O Connell.

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      Brandon Smith October 13, 2020 at 11:58 pm

      I think they will flip-flop yet again in winter. Remember, the WHO also said there was nothing to worry about from the virus when it was spreading through China and Europe, and then they suddenly supported lockdowns once it came to the US.

  • Gauntlet33 October 13, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    “For those people who put a lot of stock in elections, I think it’s important for them to remember that very little of actual importance changes in the course of political events. Problems are not solved by politicians or presidents; problems are always solved by the people, if they get solved at all…By all means, vote for whoever you like, just keep in mind that our duty as Americans does not stop at the voting booth; it is our job to fix this country and to save ourselves. The politicians are irrelevant.”

    Brandon, couldn’t have said it better myself…although I’ve told close friends the same in other words. People have to stop looking at politicians (as Gods) who will save them. No one will save you but yourself. It’s life. Get used to it. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get to work.

  • Paola October 15, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Damn, you are dropping some truth bombs here:

    “Elections are meant to control the narrative, not give the public a voice.”

    “The politicians are irrelevant.”

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