Mike Krieger On The UN Power Grab

Tyler Durden's picture

From Mike Krieger of KAM LP


The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.
- Noam Chomsky

Nobel awards are merely an honorary award in groupthink, presented to anyone who perpetuates the status quo with little regard for actual merit-based contribution.
- Tyler Durden of Zerohedge

A Brief History

I am particularly untalented at a lot of things.  It can be frustrating sometimes, the way my mind works.  Some parts of it just seem to be overly stimulated and powerful, while others appear depressingly average.  I have always been of the belief that everyone has some personality trait that is particularly strong relative to the others and if they are able to identify that strength and focus on it they can ultimately reach their highest potential.  Early on in life it was pointed out to me by family and friends that I had an uncanny ability to process current information and extrapolate that into future likely trends.  To me the observations I made seemed so obvious I didn’t even contemplate that it could be a unique talent.  I didn’t realize it was until I came to Wall Street.

From 2000-2005 I toiled anonymously at Lehman Brothers as one of the junior people on the oil analyst’s research team.  Sometime around 2003, I started looking into the growth trends of China, India and other nations combined with recent oil supply growth trends and a light bulb went off.  Oil was about to explode higher.  It was around this time I also realized that research was too slow and painfully tedious for my personality.  Some of the most senior people in research thought I should look into being a trading desk analyst for energy.  Thus began a process where I would go down to the trading desk every few days and attempt to kiss ass.  I am the worst ass kisser on planet earth.  In fact, I am really actually incapable of it.  I also went through some one on one interviews with the guys on the desk.  We would talk oil and I was often asked where I thought it was going.  I would reply with “much higher” and that I thought it would need to get to at least $70/b in the next few years to ration demand.  I was literally laughed at or looked at as if I was insane.  Oil was trading at $30/b or so at the time.  I didn’t get the position. 

I also interviewed for a job on the new “prop desk” at Lehman about a year later.  The guy that ran that thing exemplified exactly why Wall Street crashed and will crash again.  The middle management at Lehman was full of these types.  I should have known to short the stock as soon as I left.  This guy started asking me about MBAs and CFAs.  He asked why I didn’t have any of those.  I told him I didn’t think you needed either to be a good investor or trader and I would prove it to him.  In a very condescending manner he asked me if he stuttered and he repeated that he thought I should get a CFA.  I got up, shook his hand, laughed and walked out.  I didn’t get that job either.  The sell-side of Wall Street is full of “yes” men.  There are of course many, many exceptions (less and less as they are leaving) but in general you get ahead by being a world class kiss ass.  

So, interestingly enough I ended up getting a job at Sanford Bernstein doing exactly what Lehman denied me.  Generally, I found Bernstein to be another world from Lehman.  The person who hired me was an amazing manager.  Not only did he give me a shot but he mentored me and never micromanaged me, which is always the huge mistake managers make with people that should never be micromanaged.  Thanks Dave!  As much as I bash Wall Street, my first three years at Bernstein were great times.  We just did research and traded stocks for clients on commission.  There was no prop trading desk and we didn’t make complex derivatives and stuff European pensions with them.  We came up with ideas and hustled.  It was intellectually stimulating, fun and I learned a lot. 

There is a point to this story I promise!  Ok, so sometime around 2007 I started seeing what was happening and it was the response of the “authorities” that scared the living daylights out of me.  Whether we are talking about that tyrant George W writing checks to people, or the Bernank slashing rates, ,clearly something was very wrong.  So I took the red pill and started figuring out how the financial and monetary system really worked.  It became abundantly clear that it was a gigantic ponzi scheme that over time would inevitably collapse, but it also inherently presented the perfect system in which to transfer wealth from the middle class and rich to the super rich.  As things progressed and the responses became worse and more desperate I could see where it was all heading and I warned people.    

The UN Power Grab

The main reason I write these pieces is because over the past eleven years of my life I have time and time again realized that I have a talent for foreseeing the big macro trends.  All along the way I have also noticed that most people continue to always think I am exaggerating no matter how many right predictions I have made in the past.  Normalcy bias is a powerful force.  For the last few years I have focused on getting people financially ready because a broke population is vulnerable to lies and demagoguery and such societies tend to fall victim to authoritarian dictatorships.  Gold, silver and other assets have been and continue to be absolutely crucial to making it through the times ahead.  That said, at this point there are even greater threats I see on the horizon. 

The primary trend I see in the markets is the destruction of the purchasing power of all fiat currencies, with the U.S. dollar having the most to lose as the world’s reserve currency.  Nothing throws a population into more of a tizzy than a destroyed currency.  Similarly, nothing provides a more fertile ground for power hungry control freaks to take over your lives than economic chaos.  What has really started getting my attention in the last several months is how the UN seems to be trying to position itself as a “world government” savior of sorts.  First, the UN decided it would be a good idea to launch a war in Libya and Obama decided the U.S. would get involved without ever asking Congress for an authorization of force (which according to George Friedman of Stratfor is a first).  What is so pathetic is where are the fake liberals in America?  Where are the anti-war protests?  We are so successfully divided in the fake Republican/Democrat, Red/Blue, Yankees/Mets paradigm of stupidity that the “left” in this country won’t criticize Obama for starting a new war because he is “their guy.”  This is pathetic and dangerous because guess what will happen when we get a Republican thug as president that uses the precedents Obama has set to shed even more blood all over the world.  Who will protest then and who will care? 

Ok, so Obama basically legitimizing that the UN has the right to declare war and send U.S. troops to war was the start.  Once they got away with that they have started moving into hyper-drive.  Anyone see the report released earlier this week on how the UN thinks commodity speculators should be regulated.  It’s true, see it here http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-05/commodity-bubbles-caused-by-speculators-need-intervention-un-agency-says.html.  How about this excerpt from the article: 

Providing more timely data on fundamentals, information about market participants, especially in Europe, increasing position limits and banning proprietary trading by financial institutions that are involved in making hedging decisions for their clients are ways to solve problems associated with speculative investments in commodities, the UN said. Introducing a tax system that slows financial market activities and more government involvement in trading is needed to ensure traders are considering supply and demand fundamentals when investing, it said.

More “government involvement in trading.”  Hmmm, I wonder where this is going.  I am just waiting for the UN to launch a treaty to regulate commodities globally in the name of saving starving people.  Ah, but there is more.  The UN is also trying to subvert the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution via the “Small Arms Treaty.”  Read about it here http://blogs.forbes.com/larrybell/2011/06/07/u-n-agreement-should-have-all-gun-owners-up-in-arms/.  From the article:

Have no doubt that this plan is very real, with strong Obama administration support. In January 2010 the U.S. joined 152 other countries in endorsing a U.N. Arms Treaty Resolution that will establish a 2012 conference to draft a blueprint for enactment. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to push for Senate ratification. Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton has cautioned gun owners to take this initiative seriously, stating that the U.N. “is trying to act as though this is really just a treaty about international arms trade between nation states, but there is no doubt that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.

Look, I am not a gun owner (at the moment) and I can count on my hands the amount of times I have fired one but I would gladly die to support the Constitution of the United States of America (as opposed to dying in the Middle East to support the petro dollar and the status quo, which is all these wars are).  At these times when criminals are in charge of the country I am quite glad people are armed and I hope they get more armed.  It is a great deterrent.  Let’s remember the Swiss are amongst the most armed people on the planet (watch this quick video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B31SUm0nrwc).  How many times have they been conquered recently? 

So to make a long story short, the very tough times to come will create a power vacuum that some will use as a way to push forward world government.  Treaties are VERY powerful documents which is why they are difficult to pass.  We should all agree to a total moratorium on treaties right now.  Washington D.C. is criminally incompetent and they would easily sell us up the river if things get dicey again (remember TARP and the Pandora’s box that opened up). 

Moreover, if anything, I think recent years have proven that things work much better at the local level and we need to start aggressively moving power and sovereignty back to the states and our local communities.  The states are very powerful under the Constitution.  Remember the 10th Amendment states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”  We have the power people, let’s start using it.  If we start getting active and independent in our states and communities now, the harder it will be for the Federal or Global thugs to succeed in their power grab when things get really hard.         
June 14th Protests 

So several things are happening next week.  On the one hand, Martin Armstrong’s next “turn date” is on June 13/14th (the last one was April 16th when the SEC announced it was looking into GS and when it and the financial stocks experienced a plunge from which they never really recovered).  If I had to take a guess, I think this date will be related to long term rates.  I think it will mark the point from which everyone finally realizes long-term treasury rates are not headed any lower.  Who knows though, we shall see!

The other thing happening is that my friend and activist David DeGraw is helping to launch protests around the country on that date.  Here is a link for more information.  http://ampedstatus.org/acts-of-resistance-what-are-you-going-to-do-on-june-14th-to-rebel-against-economic-tyranny/.  I would ask people to support this in some way.  Whether that means going to a protest, attending a city council meeting, buying silver, or reading a the Constitution the point is please do SOMETHING to exercise your individual sovereignty and resistance to economic and political slavery.


Finally, I recently did an interview with Dan Ameduri of Future Money Trends.  I realize that these emails are increasingly political but that is because I touch on the biggest trends and try to warn people about what I believe is most important.  This interview is much more on the economy and financial trends.  Here it  is http://www.futuremoneytrends.com/Trend_Videos.html  (scroll down below Ron Paul).  I hope you enjoy!  

Peace and wisdom,

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TruthInSunshine's picture



Deepskyy's picture

Those powder blue helmets sure do make em easy to see from a distance.

gorillaonyourback's picture

thank you all you zero hedgers, im finally see America getting your message, time for a revolution, lets not give our country away with out a fight.  thx mark too

AnAnonymous's picture

thank you all you zero hedgers, im finally see America getting your message,


Dont get over carried. If you understand the gangs, you understand the US.

Gangs do not oppose acts on principles, they oppose being not the ones performing the acts.

Gangs do not oppose drugs dealing, they oppose other drug dealers.

Once again, checked in the little heavens known as the US.

gorillaonyourback's picture

i alone have a fighting chance against the gangs in this country.  i need all my fellow americans to fight the govt.  think about it who has the most sophisticated weapons? some gang in compton or tijuana,,,, lolololol. its the govt.  thats the enemy

AnAnonymous's picture

What fellow americans? There is no fellow americans other than the members of your gang.

The US gang known as the government is only the enemy for members of other gangs.

Gangs, gangs, gangs... US citizens only oppose war when it is not performed by their gangs, for the benefit of their gangs.

Opposition by principle is very rare in the US. Adhesion by profit extremelly high in the US.

The US citizen nature is eternal.

AnAnonymous's picture

Mike Krieger's narrative is typical of US citizens: warped in order to preserve the US citizens' ego.


The UN declaring war on a nation? Where did he get that? The UN is an enabler of the US world order. The UN provides a moral endorsement to US driven actions. Nothing more.

The US goes at war against a nation and gets a UN vote to dilute the US responsibility in that war. When the UN vote is acquired, it is like the war was decided by the whole world, not the US.

Same stuff in Lybia: the English, the French and the US went to war against Lybia and later secured a UN vote to endorse the act of war.

But this narrative, sticking to reality, will bruise US citizens' ego who enjoy painting themselves as victims.

Victimology is high in the US and when they go at war against another nation, it must be because they were forced into it, not because they want to further their best interests. They go at war on humanity's behalf, to help human kind, certainly not to rob from another nation.

It is well known US citizens respect property and were not involved in lets say, robbing an entire continent.

gorillaonyourback's picture

good luck selling that shit to zero hedgers,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,loloolololol.  now your bullshit is starting to stink in main stream.   many are starting to realize 911 was a black opp and our govt is run by giant international corporations that dont give a damn about our constitution.  So in other words FUCK YOU for trying to appeal to the Americas sense of rightousness when we a awaking to fascist state we find ourselves in, run by a bunch of fucktards like YOU.

AnAnonymous's picture

So in other words FUCK YOU for trying to appeal to the Americas sense of rightousness


You really got me here. When did I suggest that US citizens have a stub of sense of righteousness? Good luck with that.


Not only a factual presentation of the US world order has little chance to be admitted by this site posters but it has also little chance to be admitted by US citizens at large.

US citizens are fond of victimology. They have troubles depicting themselves as they are.

The narrative that the UN has somehow hijacked their sovereignty is a convenient but cheap trick to deny that the US is acting out of popular will.

The war against Libya is not UN decided. Only UN endorsed. Big difference. The decisions of the war was made by the English, the French and the US, nations that sought dilution of their responsibility through the UN.


gorillaonyourback's picture

and secondly,  many have consigned to oblivion in the persuit of the American dream. Now they are realizing that dream is a nightmare, buying shit on credit like houses, cars and fuckin play stations left them in debtors prison.  People in this country are finally lookin for answers and all along it was right in front of them in their constitution.  As Charley daniels said we may fight amongst ourselves but you fuckin outsiders better just leave us alone.  YES we do have nationalism and just because our govt has gone awry doesn't mean we all cant start hangin our so called politicians for treason.

gorillaonyourback's picture

"It is well known US citizens respect property and were not involved in lets say, robbing an entire continent"


SheepDog-One's picture

Yea mean....the new world order 1 world govt? Nah cant be! Thats just conspiracy kook nonsense!

Urban Redneck's picture


Krieger, Bloomberg, and Forbes are ALL missing the primary (global) motivation of the UN in both the arms trade and financial services sectors.




You can't have 1-world government without 1-world taxes.


SheepDog-One's picture

Ordo Ab Chao....bitchez.

Alcoholic Native American's picture

This is some Glenn Beck grade garbage.

TruthInSunshine's picture

I'm not a fan of Beck or almost any other MSM LameStreaming Bobble Head. In fact, I detest them all.

However, I will and must give Beck a shout out for at least having Edward G. Griffin on his show and for speaking to, even if only in a very superficial manner, the disease that is The Private 'Federal' Reserve Bank.

AFAIK, Beck has been the only MSM notable to have done so - period.

Props where they're due.

p.s. - Beck probably got a shadowy and anonymous phone call afterwards asking him if he loves his family.

Alcoholic Native American's picture

I agree with you there, Beck does mention some things of importance every now and then.. He's still a corporate christ tard though.   Want some info read this book.


SheepDog-One's picture

'Christ-tard'? How do you figure? Hes a Mormon. They deny Christ is the true messiah.

Alcoholic Native American's picture

I doubt he would admit that on his show.

SheepDog-One's picture

Well of course he wont admit it, nevertheless its a fact for anyone with a brain to plainly see. Beck also wont admit he's a 16th degree Freemason, but thats also a fact.

YouTube - Glenn Beck 16th Degree Mason-1st Degree Shill

Rodent Freikorps's picture

If you ain't 32nd, you ain't shit.

SheepDog-One's picture

What matters is who he's beholden to.

Vic Vinegar's picture

True.  But even at 32nd you still are just middle management.

john39's picture

but you are controlled.  A mormon/freemason is certainly under a few thumbs.  The mormon church is a massive financial scam itself.  All that money it rakes in and no accountability whatsoever.

Cathartes Aura's picture

"mormon" founder joseph smith was a high ranking freemason, and their temples where they wear their special ceremonial garments to do their "work" are full of masonic symbology. . .

Rodent Freikorps's picture

33rd is a full fledged Shriner, I believe.

Not really a small thing.

Wadzzy's picture

"Hes a Mormon. They deny Christ is the true messiah."


Please cite your official source, where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, aka the Mormons, deny Christ is the true Messiah.

SheepDog-One's picture

Glenn Beck the 16th degree freemason is expert at leading people right up to the edge of the real truth, then throwing the blanket over his audiences heads.

zaknick's picture

Right on.

As far as I can tell, Beck speaks for the KKK redneck drug warriors and their business interests which are allied with the GHWBush bankster faction as opposed to the Soros faction (although Murdoch and Royhschild are investing in Isntreal shale oil -Genie Inc or something like that which is connected to IDT which is Palins political consultants www.deanhenderson.com).

Obama is a puppet of the Soros-Trilateral crowd like Carter was.

Beck also uses imagery of Martin Luther King but the banksters he works for are the ones who killed MLK. In the late nineties, MLK's family won a wrongful death civil suit against the CIA et al and won and Faux News never covered it.

Amazing what's on TV these days, eh?

Libertarians for Prosperity's picture

First time poster, here.  Sorry this has to be a little confrontational, but someone needs to stand up and defend Beck.  Back-stabbing a Christian man who isn't here to defend himself is not only cowardly, it's the work of evil spirits.

I don't know why people are prone to giving Beck such a hard time. You want your news through Katie Couric (liberal lesbian), or Anderson Cooper (liberal lesbian) or that raging lesbian on MSNBC with the flat top hair? You want your news filtered through homosexuals and deviants?  The fact that so much news is being distributed by homosexuals just proves the infiltration of liberal infidels in our media.   

Becks's a true down-to-earth American Christian patriot, who simply wants America to return to our Constitution and our christian heritage.  Is that so bad?  

I would encourage everyone to consider joining his crusade in Jerusalem this summer, or at least listen to the man before you criticize him. he is the only person in mainstream media who gives the news without an agenda. It's not spin, if it's the truth.  

For more information on his Jerusalem crusade, please go to his website. 


pazmaker's picture

I din't know he was Chrisitian???  I thought he was Mormon?  Anyway I can't watch the guy ...I tried one time and I almost threwup.

Dburn's picture

You realize he was a Radio Shock Jock in the 80s and into the 90s. For a time , he was at the top of his game and then the drugs, sex and rock and roll took it's toll.

The main take-away is that he is an attention whore who lives and dies by his ratings and will do anything to make them better. Anything.

He loves the fact that he took in people like yourself. He had to find the most vulnerable group who are prone to looking for leaders (authoritarianism) to tell them what to think in order to quickly establish himself at Fox

Just like his earlier flame-out, he began to believe his own press which is why illusions of grandeur seep in , hence Fox getting rid of his show.

The man has no sincerity to the causes that interest you. You represent a ratings boost.

Don't worry we all get conned by people like that.

FlyPaper's picture

Beck is leaving Fox and going 'private' pay-for-service "TV"... I don't think his ratings were good enough on Fox.  Don't know about his radio show.

I channel surf between left and right and have heard Beck talk about the following:

Creature from Jekyll Island, Road to Serfdom - both excellent and right up ZH alley; Niall Ferguson who is an excellent source of history of finance - and basically concludes we are committing fiscal suicide.  He also called attention to Van Jones, Obama's (admitted) communist Green Jobs Czar; and I have heard him criticize both R and D party members.  

So while I don't share his religious and conspiracy views, he has been out there trying to get people to see what's going on.  In that regard he is one of the few "bigger" media guys talking about these issues.   You don't have to like him, but I think he deserves some credit here.



Cathartes Aura's picture

You want your news through Katie Couric (liberal lesbian), or Anderson Cooper (liberal lesbian) or that raging lesbian on MSNBC with the flat top hair? You want your news filtered through homosexuals and deviants?  The fact that so much news is being distributed by homosexuals just proves the infiltration of liberal infidels in our media.

yeah, you're new here if you think the folk that post are getting news from all your OMFGAWDLESBO's list. . . signed up less than 2 weeks ago, all set for your trolling *nods*

fuck your jerusalem "crusade" you dimwit tool.

i-dog's picture

+1. Very elegantly put, CA!

NotApplicable's picture

I think you misunderstand the controlled opposition that Beck represents. While he does provide info and meaningful commentary on some subjects to his audience, that isn't why he is who he is.

While you appreciate him having Griffin on, he has just been tarred with the taint of Beck for the larger Beck-hating crowd. For instance, you couldn't approach any lefty with the interview and expect them to get anything out of it (assuming you could get them to watch to begin with). Instead they will always associate the two, and the more self-destructive Beck gets, the more damage it does to Griffin.

Basically, it's the same role of circus clown that Palin played to discredit the Tea Party.

InMisesITrust's picture

G. Edward Griffin


Beck is a shill......he is probably guarnteed a spot in Romney's cabinet.



TruthInSunshine's picture

G. Edward - right.

My bad.

For the uninitiated, G. Edward Griffin wrote The Creature From Jekyll Island, which breaks down the history and machinery of The 'Federal' [privately owned - don't let the sock puppets try and deceive] Reserve Bank, and how it is a cog in the wheel of the biggest scam in financial history of getting 'sovereign people' to pay interest on money that their governments - even those governments that can allegedly print their own 'money' - borrow from some nice guys, interpersed around the globe, who are generous of mind and spirit.

If you haven't read it, buy it, borrow it and just get it and read it.

SheepDog-One's picture

Its kind of long winded, but I dont know if Mike is a Freemason Mormon like Glenn Beck the fraud. Anyway he makes a pretty good point in that while MBA morons dance on the head of a pin about 'QE or no QE' and all that, everything is being taken down for a central 1 world govt ran by UN lunatics who have failed in everything since day 1. Doesnt matter to them though, thats the New World Order plan and theyll fulfill it they dont care if 5 billion people got to die to see it happen.

GeneMarchbanks's picture

Mike is so "incapable of kissing ass" that he quotes Tyler to begin his essay on ZH. Keep it up Mike you're a real hero...


DosZap's picture


NO, it's the Gospel, and it you cannot see the truth i n this, your a blind fart.

 At these times when criminals are in charge of the country I am quite glad people are armed and I hope they get more armed.  It is a great deterrent.


I am not sure it's possible form that to happen........but, I am sure there are a lot of sheeple that will awaken from a stupor, see the truth, and become cannon fodder.

While the real talent does it's job with precision.

drink or die's picture

Color me cynical, but more protests won't do anything.  They are just ignored anyways.

Alcoholic Native American's picture

Let's all get together and demand an extenstion of the Bush Tax Cuts like they did the last election cycle.

Takin Merica Back!


Rational Psycho's picture

I think they're more than just ineffective. They serve to maintain the status quo by getting people to think the only way to change the system is to petition the system. Like the Chomsky quote at the beginning of this article.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

 This is pathetic and dangerous because guess what will happen when we get a Republican thug as president that uses the precedents Obama has set to shed even more blood all over the world.

Seriously? Did you forget Hitler was a socialist?

Fuck you, Mike Krieger, you fucking moron, idiot, tool of the Left.

falak pema's picture

You sound like a white alcoholic, native of redneck-land, disguised as a "black foot" who loves "firewater" in the B western movie; the kind where a hundred red devils die for every white man who gets his mustache singed by a danged red-devil arrow; starring Ronald Reagan ...not, Kirk Douglas.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

And you sound like an arrogant tool who builds straw men for a living.


SheepDog-One's picture

Mike is stuck in 'demican/republicrat' bullshit certainly....he doesnt have to look to an 'evil republican president' theres never been more evil in the white house than right now.