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Current Strategies of War and Finance
21 February 2014
A number of us, in our ongoing discussions, are trying to make sense of what in the world our real practical future is going to be, and in particular what is the most probable financial geodesic that individual investors should follow. Per mention of Armstrong's http://armstrongeconomics.com/2014/02/ , I do know that Armstrong is in the deflation camp and studies historical demographics like Larry Dent does. In review of these considerations here, I think that this perspective sees the cumulative effect of job loss and also the defilement of retirement savings, first by market bubble crashing and then by the annuity and seizure process that is about to unfold. The idea here is that certain markets will deflate due to severe loss of buying pressure. This interesting factor deserving repeated mention is the dilution of the dollar, and how this is so extremely inflationary, and how this interacts with the drop in buying power. This combination is the basis of stagflation, an extremely destructive condition in socioeconomics. Also, the money being created out of thin air is being kept out of the public markets, not available for loans to stimulate the real property equities, and certainly not creating jobs that contribute to money velocity. What is really happening is an asymptotic stratification of wealth and poverty, quintessentially defining the loss of the middle class - the transfer of wealth stated in previous discussions. Where Mexicans who have been in America for a while and have established a trajectory towards middle class prosperity, we see that the massive influx of the new immigrant populations are competing strongly with even this first wave of Mexican immigrants, pulling them down as well. I think that historical demographics are valid to a point, but then we will see markets develop behaviours departing dramatically from the fundamentals. My problem is that I don't know enough, and one really has to make a career of all of this. Also, we see that even the best analysts are often missing their marks. Such conditions indicate that we are entering uncharted waters, and this is a recipe for a catastrophe, which I believe we are going to have. Just this morning Dave Hodges made a rather dramatic statement - link: http://thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/02/18/dead-bankers-economic-collapse-the-end-of-humanity/ note the passage:
"Sometimes, it looks like everyone else knows what is coming except for you and me. Now you know. Get your money out of the bank. Cash in your retirement if you can. Get liquid and invest in strategies and products which will enhance the survival of you and your family. And what is the end game of all of this? I am becoming convinced that we are going to begin to see the unraveling of humanity with the implementation of trans-humanism as its final goal. This is an extinction level event at the end of the day."
Dave is an intelligent fellow who does not notably make particularly rash proposals. If we look away from the immediate domain of finance and economics, we see sociologies developing that are themselves end-stage socio-logic phenomena, and this surely will suggest a defining perturbation on our near term financial future. Historically speaking, and Gerald Celente's Trends Research studies continue to support this, the condition we are in right now is resolved in major wars. The particular difficulty now is that the consequence of wars has reached a qualitative threshold that increasingly converges with scriptural proportions, but this is a very treacherous route for logic, given the convoluted spectrum of interpretations and stillborn litanies of Darbian dispensations. Another approach is made by George Ure and his "everything is a business model" template, but even here, we must remember that the Rothschilds have an historically proven financial model based upon the manipulation of chronic wars between nations, plus transients of major wars, as we appear to be on approach for right now. What seems, however, to condense most consistently from all studies at the moment is that ---- no asset class is safe ----, sparing the relative strength of inside information at the very top of world banking. As mentioned before, the most intelligent avenue of investment is in infrastructure to produce food and energy at extremely localized levels, plus the need for communications, practical skill sets, strategic resources, and currencies based on these real assets, all completely divorced from the traditional banking industry and centralized governments. And we see, in essence, that our nation's forefathers, who patently fomented such a philosophy, find themselves turning in their graves, demonized in pluperfect irony by the very same families and philosophies from whom they obtained America's first corporate divorce, and who comprise the most deceitful, depraved and compromised individuals ever to occupy buildings clad in marble since the age of Caligula and Niro. How does one realistically adopt an investment portfolio under such conditions?
An interesting observation is the contest developing between federal authority and state domain over pot laws. In essence, it appears that the fed is operating through the banking system to kill the use of cash transactions for vended marijuana by prohibiting it via the relationship between cash and illicit drugs. This seems to be the root of the limitations on cash deposits that some banks have been recently imposing, although there is possibly a component of Cypress in the mix as well. Regardless of what one thinks about pot, we are witnessing a conflict between the federal government's proxies of increased centralization and the states attempting to maintain sovereignty. As droll as the issue over pot may be, it is nonetheless a sublime litmus for the possible fissioning of the United States, under accumulating conditions of instability that are arguably far greater in scope than those that precipitated secession in 1860. The contest of centralization versus decentralization was the core of the War of Secession, and the Confederacy held so true to its axioms of decentralization as to fatally weaken its position. Lincoln, on the other hand, routinely violated the Constitution and galvanized a unified cause by displacing the expressed Southern constitutional prerogatives of states rights with an ingenious obfuscation under the ultimately liberal cause celebre of emancipation, and doing this so ironically in opposition to his original conservative commitments. Scarcely resembling Lincoln in any other way, the Obama phenomenon, the ultimate cowbird, is an exquisitely comprehensive demonstration in obfuscation of the public interest, beginning with an epic slight-of-hand conversion of "change and hope." It is arguable that America now is in witness of a new confederate government, but this time it is in Washington, attempting to destroy our nation on the basis of centralization of power. It is arguable that investment strategies based upon the fruition of such divisions would be quite profitable, although this might imply a clear divorce from direct instruments of currency.
In light of such explicit manifestations of social divisions, and despite globalists' efforts redoubled to dilute and destroy cultural and national identity in the United States, there still exist substantial demographic and geographic fault lines with enough latent energy and resources to cause secession on the U.S and also to potentially devastate the globalist agenda, if certain conditions occur. Along these lines, there is heard through the grapevine that the long list of disenfranchised military leaders in the Pentagon and elsewhere are coalescing. This effect also was noted in 1860, in which, for instance, our nation's most promising general chose his natural loyalty to remain with his state and family origins - of course this was Robert E. Lee. Such a dilemma of organic loyalties, and the natural resolution of them appears to be developing now in the U.S.
The elite families, by nature, are masters of manipulating human weaknesses, but routinely, if not axiomatically, miscalculate the "better angels of human nature," and this endemic fissure in the world's elite pedigree is an essential key to our hope for mankind and human freedom. Creative genius originating from love contains so much more potential energy, and at complex levels, than that steely, vicarious authority of the "Office of the Night," that when human indignation against the orgy of corruption consuming our capitol finally recoils from the light of day, we shall see a disembowelment of the violators of the public trust our nation has never yet witnessed, and with wit and technology quite unexpected.
Such considerations dance abstract and obtuse in the maturing sub-conscience of a nation struggling to keep its grip on 1960 by some , and 1968 by others. But within the yellowed pages are those moments when whole societies awoke on a particular day to find their entire world torn asunder and irrevocably. So do we also see the instant transitions in the rock strata of the earth, where the arguments of the geological gradualists are obviated so mercilessly. Do we have the temerity to suggest over and over that we are so blessed by God and by our church attendance records as to be quintessentially immune? For the financial strategists, the next thief in the night will render October 29, 1929 a quaintly sentimental occasion, and we have only to anticipate our coming analogue to the burning of the Duetsche Volke Parliament edifice and the 21st century dictator and redemption to follow. Stormberger had something to say about that, along with unnerving accuracy about the first two world wars. Those analysts who extrapolate linear financial perturbations of historical trends might do well to look more deeply into the pages of history and into the explosive potential of human spirit confined by tyranny. But in pragmatic "sensible" main-street terms, generally affected by "bias to normalcy," we can speak to the average unstudied American investor that his dollar instruments carry an indeterminate component of risk, and that diversification into the contingency of war and black markets is advisable. The greater vision is that of mankind's eventual resolution into a refined civilization, but our path there is through a fearsome test of human character. This perspective is not ameliorated at all by the proposals of those who place their writs upon stone, as if they were God. Of course, we might witness a far more subtle transition into the future more in keeping with the linear models of the deflationists, but in such a case, investment in correctional institution portfolios, weaponized virus technologies and group discounts for burial plots would seem to be the most promising for a good number of decades, but yielding a world in which no amount of money could buy even a moment of happiness, all in the disclusion of a rapture that, by its very premise, obviates the entire premise of investing in the future, or, for that matter, mankind itself.
There are other ways to view the future and its investments, but these are unconventional and scarcely linear, residing in fundamental transitions in the spirit of man. This is spoken of in the fragile pages of the caves and within the secret chambers of tribes vanquished under every dťbutante of Rome. But by such arguments, our most profitable investments are therefore to be discovered in the equities between men, that we each may not only be able to feed ourselves, but others not so fortunate, that in the shift from the learning phase of the physical body to our greater domain of perception, that which we invested unto others is, upon the transition, the fountainhead of our legitimate wealth more permanent than stone - the definition of life itself, our ability to incorporate into our own being the unabridged comprehension of each other. In such ways, the real wealth of man can be realized even on earth, but this originates more in the heart than in the left field of our wit. This too has been spoken of before as well. Our entire concept of wealth must evolve, or we, and this imminently perishable society, will find ourselves broken upon the words of Ecclesiastes.