Guest Post: The Purpose Behind Engineered Economic Collapse

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Bill Lumbergh's picture

If you agree with the premise of the above post then watch Fall of the Republic which may enlighten you even more:

MSJChE's picture

Thumbs up for the Alex Jones reference.

Tense INDIAN's picture

You should know....ALEX JONES is a controlled opposition

WaterWings's picture

Which is meaningless at this stage in the game because you should have been preparing yourself and loved ones for the collapse regardless of what information AJ puts in front of you.

Storable food, firearms, barter items, vigilant community.

Little time is left. The 70's survivalists were right - there timing was off because few could foresee the fiat extravaganza that would last for decades after the 1971 default. Theft and corruption concentrating at the top until collapse.

Hephasteus's picture

You should know 98 percent of the people on this planet always have been, always will be and are right now a controlled opposition. That's why everyone is so fucking sick of it. But if that crazy lizard dude from england can figure it out. Anyone can.

Waterman Jim's picture



Agreed. Bruno's right, except about the globalists being human.

Trundle's picture

Yes, about 80% truth, 20% disinfo.

We have to take what we can get.

akak's picture

I like to entertain the daydream that this article, or one much like it, is somehow oneday printed on the front page of every newspaper, and on the homepage of every financial and political website, around the world simultaneously.  But I wonder if even in such an event if any significant fraction of the sheeple would awaken even then?

All in all, this was a brilliant and exceptional lucid analysis, and it strikes to the heart of the conspiracy of silence and evil that has been acting as a millstone around the neck of mankind for centuries and millenia.  I fully expect rabid establishment defenders such as JohnnyBravo to jump to the attack as the status-quo paradigm which supports their livelihoods and very self-identities is exposed for the vile perversion that it truly is.

Cathartes Aura's picture

But I wonder if even in such an event if any significant fraction of the sheeple would awaken even then?

Akak,you mention that some, even here on ZH, would not "awaken" to the obvious reality of what is going down, right in front of all our eyes. . . this harkens back to CognitiveDissonance's series, in that if one does not begin to unravel what has been memorised & reinforced over time as "reality" - if one's brain does not create the neural pathways that connect thoughts that "change minds" - then you could place any truth in front of any people and it will seem as "conspiracy theory". . .

awareness happens over time, as current "understandings" are overlaid with wider perceptions. . . people that rely on mainstream media, or television-story-worlds are going to have a rough time waking up to what is really happening. . . denial is a strong protective devise for the ego, oh yes. . .

and of course, that's how the elite engineer these things. . . repetition, memorisation, reinforcement. . .

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All."

yeah, decades later, layers of lies dissolved, I still can't shake that meme. . . ^^

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Thank you for the mention. I guess the check cleared after all. :>)

For those who may be interested, below is the free .PDF download of my 5 part "Welcome to the Insane Asylum" series for those who wish to read what amounts to a 105 page book. Consume in small portions and chew thoroughly. :>)

akak's picture

Agreed, CA.  I will admit that although I have been a libertarian since I was in my teens decades ago, and skeptical of government and social/political/financial power in general for many years, I was not as fully conscious or "awakened" to the true level and nature of the sociopathic propaganda and lies that the power elite use to control us even a few short years ago as I am today.  That is primarily if not almost exclusively due to my readings on the internet, and on sites such as this one.

I still frequently will point out to certain friends and relatives, even my elderly mother, examples of how the corporate media use certain words, phrases ("terrorists", "recovery", "patriotic", "defense") to perpetrate and reinforce memes of control, and to limit the terms of debate and of thought itself in the finest Orwellian manner.  But most of these friends and relatives are resistant to challenging their preconceived ideas and modes of thinking, even when the evidence is not only staring them straight in the face, but screamingly so.  It is almost enough to make me believe that the human race does not deserve to exist, as it is so astonishingly insane on a collective level.

Cathartes Aura's picture

I think I was "lucky" to have bailed on amrka in my early 20's - I got my perspective from the DIY-punk-ethic of late 70's UK, then the resistance of Thatcher's reign from living in Glasgow during the 80's - I learned so much about how gov'ts engineer thinking, culture, social roles, etc. - just letting that fester over a few decades helped enormously. . . even being back in the states hasn't worn me down (much, lol). . .

but like you, and others, I feel like an alien in this culture, so few people have done the thinking, and pulled away from a system they think feeds them, when in fact it is poisoning their whole lives, slowly but surely. . . and like you, I continue to point out reality, up against the over-medicated (legal & otherwise) entrained mindsets. . . I agree, it IS "insanity on a collective level". . .working as intended, sigh.

(naughty CD, you know I don't do bank accounts - no checks here - mebbe some precious? *wink*)

thesapein's picture


That sounds like a lot of us, probably. We understood many of the dangers of big government and why liberty was important, but we didn't quite see the manifestations already present around us to quite this degree that we're now realizing wasn't just a danger.

Funny how silly I feel when borrowing the "awakening" analogy, yet that's really how it feels.

It's humbling and empowering at the same time, no?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

It's humbling and empowering at the same time, no?

Yes, very much so. Sort of like being embarrassed and proud about the same event at the same time. I've actually been thinking about this subject for a few weeks now, wondering what other roadblocks are erected to block a further awakening.

It takes a flexible mind, at least most flexible than our standard mainstream media conditioning affords us, to break from our indoctrination and begin to change our point of view and perspective. A curious mix of ego and empathy, of self consciousness and yet bravado is required. Rigid thinking doesn't mix very well with higher enlightenment.

Very few walk into the path of pain, especially when the consensus reality offers us all what appears to be very attractive alternatives to the painful highway of higher awareness.

The average person on ZH is not your average (Yogi) bear.

akak's picture

What I find particularly fascinating about the whole phenomenon of "awakening" and the willingness to face and accept the truth is that, from all that I have seen, the ability or desire to do so has little or nothing to do with "intelligence" as typically defined.  I know of many supposedly highly intelligent professional and non-professional people both who are steadfast in their willing ignorance and refusal to step outside the bounds of thought set for them by the power elite --- and I have observed this phenomenon long before the current finanicial upheaval began.  What is it that makes otherwise intelligent individuals so outright blind and dumb when it comes to the crimes and corruption of those who control us?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

In a word, dependence. Or more accurately co-dependence. 

The more assimilated into a system a person becomes, measured by their level of proficiency or acceptance or ascension within the system, the more dependent upon that very system they become for their livelihood and/or social/political/emotional sustenance. Thus the more willing they become to make "allowances" for parts that are unfair or misused or abusive.

Generally speaking, the more "successful" a person becomes within a system (any social, political and economic system) the harder they will fight to remain within that system and the more likely they are to not only remain in denial of the severe problems of the system but of the level to which they will actually fight to remain within the system.

We will always cling to and fight to remain within or in contact and joined with anything we hold as valuable, even if that value is merely an illusion and the entity/system is actually abusing the person. I wrote about this in my "Welcome to the Insane Asylum" series. We are all captured to some extent or other by our abusive parent/spouse/state.

Ever wonder why an abused spouse stays with their abuser, even when there's no children or other strong ties that bind? Well for many of the same reasons people stay within an abusive economic/social/politcal system. There is an co-dependence between the abused and the abuser that goes far beyond the surface entanglements. Study drug/alcohol/sex addiction as well as abusive relationships and you will gain a better understanding of the dynamic in play.

Addiction and abuse occur in greater numbers (percentage) and to a greater degree (severity) in more highly educated individuals than in the lower educated, despite what the mainstream media and the government tells you. They can't tell the population the truth because abuse and addiction are considered signs of failure. If the higher educated and more well off are "failing" at higher rates, what does that say about the public myth of the American dream and the subtle control mechanisms the dream enforces?

Co-dependence in all it's ugly glory applies just as equally to states and nations as it does to family and friends.

puckles's picture

The educated elites know what buttons to push when they need to cover up substance abuse, or other untidy facts--say, for clearance purposes--which might hinder an otherwise stellar career.  The masses have no clue, and seem to think that a couple of busts (e.g., bouncer calls cops due to disturbance, minor possession charges, failure to pay a judgment, dismissed charges during college) are no big deal.  Well, they are, if you're no big deal...

Arkadaba's picture

Quote please:

Addiction and abuse occur in greater numbers (percentage) and to a greater degree (severity) in more highly educated individuals than in the lower educated, despite what the mainstream media and the government tells you.

Can you point me towards a study that concluded this?

Huxleys Greatniece's picture

 It is almost enough to make me believe that the human race does not deserve to exist, as it is so astonishingly insane on a collective level.

Who is to say humanity isn't a virus, and that the ultimate way to save the planet is to hasten our extinction?   there's a link for you:

DavidPierre's picture

Know better than to trust any and all government economic numbers, because they just don't "add up". The consumer has retrenched: what is left?

Government spending! ...$1.5 Trillion (+- a few $Billion) is  the US deficit currently, debt that cannot be repaid!

Take the deficit spending out of the economy, roughly 13% and what do you have?


Believe the government numbers? ... (bad idea)! ...

The economy is growing at 3%, of which 13% is government spending above tax receipts. Take out government deficit spending... an economy declining at a 10% rate!  Even in a Keynsian world, a 10% decline IS a depression.

Governments and individuals forego future purchasing power when they borrow today.

Borrowing can be good if the balance sheet is clean and the system is growing, ...what is happening? ... borrowing is used to obscure and hide the fact that there is no growth!

Hide reality!... governments have deficit spent for years and years. Remember current borrowing reduces future ability to spend.  Which is exactly now and exactly why future living standards will crash..

Capital is "leaking" from the U.S. financial system as foreigners are beginning to turn "thumbs down". (just look at China's holdings).  Where is the shut off point to the U.S's ability to borrow more?

The standard of living will go down because it IS ALREADY lower than it appears.

Remember the "extra" $1.5 Trillion of government deficit never even takes into account "shrinkage" of Dollar purchasing power ...(nor the certainty of an eventual Dollar crash).

Imagine the government having to cut back on spending say $2 Trillion... (a drop in GDP of 18% or so)?

Imagine this happening at a time when the value of the Dollar drops 20-30% or more!

This is it ... where it's going!  Do the napkin math, it will equate to a living standard down some 40%!

Can you imagine how bad this will suck? Don't even even try adding in the social unrest ...people pissed off from consumer goods shooting up 50-100% ...won't be receiving any food stamps, public housing and welfare in general!

No matter who you are and how well you have prepared, your life will change big time in the near future. This is no longer opinion, it is fact because the government has ALREADY "spent the money"!

{the debt numbers used are a farce, total U.S. government debt is not $13 Trillion, it is more like $100 TRILLION when you add in all promises and guarantees}

 Maybe a 40% drop in living standards doesn't really suck that bad when you consider that it will be a far worse decline before all is said and done!


akak's picture

DP, I always look forward to your insightful and lucid comments, as depressing as they may be (and as is the truth, for the most part today).  Thank you.

Geoff-UK's picture

"HEY, could you keep it down? American Idol's on!"

DaveyJones's picture

defnding one side is the same as blaming one. It defies the facts and history

Ripped Chunk's picture

Precisely. Both sides are part of the same oligarchy & conspiracy

RockyRacoon's picture

BOTH major parties are owned and operated by global banks. This is a cold hard undeniable truth of our political system. There is no way around it. Learn it, accept it as reality, and stop trying to blame one side or the other for problems that both sides created! If you cannot do this, your view of our cultural state of affairs will always be horribly skewed and your insights on our social problems will be utterly worthless.

Operative words being: ...your insights on our social problems will be utterly worthless.

russki standart's picture

Giordano Bruno, you will be burned at the stake  again except this time it will be the globalists who will provide the fuel. Great article, stay safe.

ToNYC's picture

It sucks worse to try to live or go to 'Heaven' with those that do the burning. There is no safety thinking in numbers; it's the rare ones that survive the hard rain that's falling.

JR's picture

Our Ruling Class uses the control mechanisms of socialism to keep the middle class at bay; it is a political philosophy that embraces humanism and proclaims that man alone is in control of his future.  They use privilege and wealth for themselves and socialism and poverty for the masses.

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn:

“The humanistic way of thinking, which had proclaimed itself our guide, did not admit the existent of evil in man, nor did it see any task higher than the attainment of happiness on earth…

“All the celebrated technological achievements of progress, including the conquest of outer space, do not redeem the twentieth century’s moral poverty, which no one could have imagined even as recently as the nineteenth century.”

“The forces of Evil have begun their decisive offensive.  You can feel their pressure, yet your screens and publications are full of prescribed smiles and raised glasses.  What is the joy about?”


WaterWings's picture
To the People of the State of New York:

The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.

stpioc's picture

Had a couple too many, last night? (or probably more likely, last decade..)

Chemba's picture

give me a break

Roger O. Thornhill's picture

What is most interesting - as I know some very wealthy people - is that money is only of interest to the lower caste pawns. Anyone below 200 million net assets (give or take) are not in the big game.

What these people ("globalists" for lack of another term) want is power. The reason we are stupid is that we think that these people are greedy for money (that is what we may want - so we think by extension that is what they are after). Money is not their interest, money is only a byproduct of the ultimate gift that keeps on giving. Power and control.

That is why the question, "how many yachts can you waterski behind?" is a false question. Only the pawns care about that. It's why we can't see what is going on.

Power is having Senators and Presidents afraid of you. Power is effecting the lives of millions.

Understand that and you understand globalism (having real control globally), that is the ultimate prize.

onelight's picture

You make some very good observations. Vantage point matters.

Although simple, this book begins to explain to regular folks how economic development over the last 400 years has been managed, by whom and for what purposes---and some thoughts of local communitarian approaches.

I suspect there will be a lot more of this, although little that is robust has been written so far in the public sphere, that I have seen anyway, connecting critiques with actual proposals for re-making everyday life on the local level.

rlouis's picture

"Power is ze ultimate aphrodisiac" Henry K.

onelight's picture

At least for the outwardly less attractive, anyway..

And it seems to offer a shortcut to the struggle involved in finding a more genuine sense of fulfillment in life, in loving life for what it is.

Chasing the shortcut only flirts with disaster, often bringing it on.

Trundle's picture

Except if they're less than ten years old.

Trundle's picture

With reference to H.K.

Cathartes Aura's picture

Power is having Senators and Presidents afraid of you. Power is effecting the lives of millions.

Understand that and you understand globalism (having real control globally), that is the ultimate prize.

good perspective Roger. . . power allows such mega-wealth gatherers as Bill Gates to set up "foundations" to further concentrate their power:

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced 78 grants of US$100,000 each in the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations. Grants include the development of a low-cost cell phone microscope to diagnose malaria, study of the strategic placement of insect-eating plants to reduce insect-borne diseases, and investigation of nanoparticles to release vaccines when they come in contact with human sweat. The grants support research across 18 countries and six continents.

• Sweat-triggered vaccine delivery: Carlos Alberto Guzman of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Germany with Claus-Michael Lehr and Steffi Hansen of the Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research will develop nanoparticles that penetrate the skin through hair follicles and burst upon contact with human sweat to release vaccines.


so, a mega wealthy member of the Bilderberg Group can use his billions  as donation/ /tax dodge, to further his / their agenda - stealth vaccines without consent - and this is just what is admitted to. . . if you begin to connect the dots back to chemtrails in all Nato countries, then you realise the extent of what is being done, the stealth poisoning of whole human populations. . . and yeah, "tin foil hat" to most. . . but consider this: some of us have known most of what the OP is saying for years now, and the further you dig, and make the connections, the clearer the agenda becomes. . . and I promise you, it WILL change your perspective on reality.
merehuman's picture

changed my perspective. I was naive and trusted the gov., doctors and bankers. Last year and a half this dummy learned a lot. Without the computer and internet i would still be in the dark.


DoChenRollingBearing's picture

merehuman, my views have taken about the same trajectories as yours.  I feel the same way about .gov, politicians, banksters and even the doctors.  Lawyers?  And I believe as well I would not have learned all this without the Internet.  

ZeroHedge has helped a lot.

Mark_BC's picture

Yes, because the power elite is SO STEALTHY, SO EFFICIENT AND SO PERVERSE that they can subvert a large portion of our population to become part of this evil conspiracy to infect all us other unlucky minions of society with poison, and the elite can do this leaving NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER! Yes, even all doctors can be turned and now actively hurt their patients in order to further the agenda of the NEW WORLD ORDER.

downrodeo's picture

Can you be certain of the efficacy or necessity of vaccines? I am not convinced, but I'll admit I haven't researched the topic to my own satisfaction.

Apart from that, should vaccines be mandatory for everyone, including those who prefer to live naturally and use what the earth has provided to stay healthy? Should they be allowed to vaccinate us without our consent, and even without our knowledge? Would they be researching and promoting this technology in the public sphere if they had no intention of developing it for use? These are just a few questions I would ask someone who dismisses all of this at first glance. You have to ask yourself if your reaction to this material is based on your own logical reasoning, or if that conclusion has been borrowed and recycled from someone else's thought process.

Cathartes Aura's picture

for (huge) profit allopathic medicine combined, and pre-scripted pharma drugs, with corporate "fud" filled with chemicals, pollution in air and chemically treated water, and now corporate / gov't mandated "health care" insurance. . .

seriously, what part of "factory farmed" humanity is not covered?

(love your garden & friend stories merehuman - all the best to you, and to DoChen!)

puckles's picture

---Nanotech is the huge tech play these days, but very little is being said about it aside from the blogs.  It simply does not enter regular media, including the Internet, unless you really look hard for it.  The bit about nanoparticles entering hair follicles has already been done, and has been commercialized; my hair salon was one of the first to do it.  I've used it (but will not again, as I found it too expensive).  It's technically quite easy now to add a number of items with nanoparticles, which was how the hair smoother product evolved.  I'm certain that adding a vaccine is idiotically simple; equally easy might be sterilization products, or items far worse, as we now have the technical ability to use, isolate, and target genes, all of which have the technical ability to be deployed in nano media.  Although hair on the scalp is dead, it is in close contact with the scalp, which sweats.

Mark_BC's picture

"if you begin to connect the dots back to chemtrails in all Nato countries, then you realise the extent of what is being done, the stealth poisoning of whole human populations"

You see, this is one answer to CD's and Akak's musings above about why otherwise intelligent people are slow to buy in to the evil goings-on behind the scenes at higher levels ..... because they hear this kind of ridiculous tripe coming from sites like this, which do in fact have many good things to say, but unfortunately whose credibility gets shot to zero when people start spouting off about how planes don't actually produce water vapour.

Now, I've been opening my mind up lately and learning a lot about the world but even now I have to chuckle at some of the ridiculous conspiracy theories going around. So what, pray tell, are governments spraying on us in order to control our minds? Do you hoestly believe that medicine has progressed to the point that they have engineered nanoparticles that can make us more easily controlled by governments? Are Americans all sick because the government is spraying nanoparticles on them, or do you think it has more to do with all the Happy Meals they voluntarily eat? The reason that more educated people are slower to latch on to these ideas is because they understand that combustion produces water vapour, and that when this vapour is put into a cold atmosphere near saturation humidity, that vapour condenses out as droplets (like your breath or exhaust from your car) and forms things called CONtrails, not CHEMtrails.

My brother in law takes this stuff to the ridiculous extreme and actually believes that there is no such thing as contrails, they are all chemtrails of poison being sprayed on us by the gobernment. Get real, take a chemistry course.

It's like that movie Zeitgeist --- many important things were revealed in it, but some of the charges were just so absurd that it loses the majority of its audience who then dismiss the whole thing as a ridiculous conspiracy theory.


*** I could not turn the quotes off for my text

aerojet's picture

I don't think it will change my perspective in that I think you are a conspiracist nutjob!

DosZap's picture



After a certain wealth level is reached...........and one can buy,own, anything, as many as they want, there is but ONE thing left.


Money,while important, becomes a weapon against most who have tremendous amounts.

Very few people can handle it....very few.

It wrecks their lives.Just look at Hollyweird..........and the POP music culture...........or  Super Star athletes.

BOREDOM sets in, and destructive behaviour ensues, unless...your one of the few who have the intelectual capacity, and connections, to gain power....

Every one, would love to be THE man, the ALL the shots..........

Since ancient times, it's been this way...........always has,always will be till the end.

Like Solomon,in his time, silver was as common as stones in the street..the most wise man to ever live..yet, he was defeated by himself, and Vanity.

Unlike most, he finally came to that knowledge....but, then HE was Solomon.