Paul Farrell Explains Why America Needs An "Evil Plan" In Advance Of The Next Revolution

Tyler Durden's picture

Unlike many of his colleagues at MarketWatch, Paul Farrell has never hidden his contempt for the broken financial and social system currently imploding at every step, although courtesy of enjoyable and distracting $0.99 apps and semi-soft porn dancing shows on primetime, few seem to care or notice. For those who do notice, however, Paul has some words of caution: prepare an "evil plan" - Farrell explains: "Got your “Evil Plan” yet? You really need one. For self-defense, attacks, plain old survival. Why? Things are bad folks. And they’re going to get much worse. Trust no one. Believe nothing you hear. Nothing....While reading Hugh MacLeod’s best-seller “Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination” over Memorial Day I ran across a Newsweek feature, “Mad As Hell,” an ominous warning screaming: “The anger that fueled the Arab Spring is now boiling over in Europe. Could club-wielding protesters be in America’s future too?. What’s an “Evil Plan?” For MacLeod it started as personal, years ago when he broke free of corporate life, became an entrepreneur, made “a good living, doing what you love, without being accountable to some larger company.” That triggered a revolution." Alas, if only it was as easy for most as it is for MacLeod...

Farrell explains further:

At first MacLeod jokingly called his decision an “Evil Plan:” Declaring independence, he was no longer controlled by soulless companies, trapped like most Americans in jobs he hated, working to make the rich richer. But the real reason “Evil Plan” fit became clear years later: Some old friends still resent that he “pulled it off,” believe he’s “doing something morally reprehensible.” In their minds, his independence is an “Evil Plan.”

That got me thinking about Mubarak, Kadhafi, Assad and other Arab dictators. They resent the Arab masses for not “staying in their place,” hate them for demonstrating, demanding, rebelling against their dictator’s iron-fisted “rightful” rule. Yes, when the masses rise up, leaders see anyone who wants freedom as a traitor, anyone resisting authority is guided by an “Evil Plan.” And from Libya to Syria, leaders who believe they rule by a divine right also have the right to shoot anyone resisting their authority.

Looking back at history, America itself is the progenitor of the biggest "Evil Plan" ever conceived. It would only be symmetric if it follows up with the next "big" one too.

Greatest ‘Evil Plan’ ever was delivered to King George III in 1776

King George III must have seen our Declaration of Independence as an “Evil Plan,” right from the opening lines about: “All men are created equal” and “When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ...” Yes, “Evil Plans” can be treasonous, punishable by death.

MacLeod’s reference to “Black Swan” author Nassim Taleb’s warning is the perfect answer to Newsweek’s question: “Could club-wielding protesters be in America’s future too?” Ironically, the Bush Doctrine of spreading democracy has suddenly reemerged, shifting into high gear from an Arab Spring to European Summer and next to an American Winter. The question is rhetorical. The answer is yes. It happened before, in 1776.

But can we pinpoint the timing of a revolution? No. No one saw the Arab Spring coming. Taleb offers a simple reason: “The bigger the historical event, the more random and unpredictable the consequences. Nobody saw 9/11, Pearl Harbor.” Nor predicted the JFK assassination, Hiroshima, Rome’s collapse, Black Plague or Microsoft and Apple’s beating IBM. Nor the 1929 Crash, 2000 dot-com crash, 2008 subprime meltdown. All game changers.

But our leaders ignored warning signs. “Everything just happened when it did, everybody was caught with their pants down, and everybody just had to deal with the massive unpredictable consequences afterward.”

Is Trickle Up capitalism, a long-time peeve of Farrell's and something we discussed over the weekend, to blame for what is coming?

But is an America Winter really next on some cosmic list of future Black Swans? Yes, and also quite predictable. Why? Because the same economic forces that drove the Arab Spring and today’s European Summer are setting up a hot American Winter.

The Inequality Gap is that force. The gap divides the Super Rich 1% from the rest of America. In “The American Interest” a few months ago Francis Fukuyama, a leading neoconservative, wrote: “A study by Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez shows that between 1978 and 2007 the share of U.S. income accruing to the top one percent of American families jumped from 9% to 23.5 % of the total. These data point clearly to the stagnation of working-class incomes in the United States: Real incomes for male workers peaked sometime back in the 1970s and have not recovered since.”

Warning: The last time this Inequality Gap was this big was just before the 1929 Crash and the Great Depression. Trickle-up capitalism: The rich get richer, the masses get poorer. It happened with Arab dictators, in Europe, and it’s coming to a head in America.

Capitalism is class warfare: Today, a generation of Reaganomics missteps has created relentless trickle-up gains, the top 1% got richer. But real income for the have-nots, the bottom 99% has stagnated. Capitalism is destroying the economy, negating the “will of the people” and fueling the coming Second America Revolution. Except this time our George III is a conspiracy of Wall Street, Washington, Corporate America and the Forbes 400 Super Rich.

"You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you..."

The ultimate ‘Evil Plan:’ When leaders betray the people’s trust

Toward the end of “Evil Plans,” MacLeod reveals a secret: “Evil Plans are gifts: You were given a gift by the Creator, God, the Universe …Whatever. Until you have returned the favor, life will have a certain, feckless emptiness to it.” Yes, even leaders answer to the same higher authority as you and me.

So here’s the big message: When leaders — whether Arab, European or American — rebel against that higher authority at that very moment their “Evil Plans” become “evil” in the classical sense. They are violating the sacred compact between that higher authority, the leader and his people. They lose their right to rule, as did Mubarak, Assad and Kadhafi. And a revolution is ignited.

So today, our world is witnessing a battle of “Evil Plans,” between rulers in Arabia, Europe and America, and the masses they have betrayed.

That same breach must have been much on the mind of Jonathan Chait, a senior editor of th New Republic, when he wrote his damning indictment of the “Ryan Plan” in a Newsweek article. The headline: “War on the Weak: How the GOP came to view the poor as parasites — and the rich as our rightful rulers.”

The same could be said of Arab dictators; here, the GOP’s “rightful rulers” see the public as “parasites.” The goal of the “Ryan Plan” was to destroy Medicare as we know it by converting it into a voucher system favoring GOP’s donors. The public revolted.

The conclusion is something that could have been sourced in a Mike Krieger letter:

Bottom line: You really do need an “Evil Plan.” Now. For self-defense, for counter-attacks, for survival. Things are bad out there. And they are going to get worse. Trust no one. Believe nothing you hear. Nothing.

Why? The collective mind-set of America’s leaders, in both parties, in banking, everywhere, is in cover-up mode, hiding behind hype, lies and happy talk. Lacking discipline, they are out-of-control money addicts, self-destructive, unable to stop themselves.

Ironically, the best form of retaliation is not to oppose "them" directly: the public, the regulators, the taxpayers should really just stand aside and let the banking syndicate eat itself alive. The more pushback there is, the easier it is to effectuate the ongoing middle class destruction. Which is why the contrarian approach is to simply let the world's financial kleptocracy do what it wants, and get it done fast: it will still achieve its end goal of terminal wealth transfer, but in doing so the parasite will finally kill the host, leading, finally, to the long-overdue reset which everyone wishes for, yet nobody knows how to achieve.

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TruthInSunshine's picture
New York Fed Admits: "Inflation Is Heating Up Across The Board"


Really, New York Branch of the Fed? Really, Wow, you guys are Johnny on the Spot. /sarc

Dallas Fed Chief: We're Done Helping You, Time For The Economy To Go On Its Own


How the hell has the Fed done anything to help, let alone not crush, Main Street, asswipe?

Cdad's picture

Brother Truth,

But of course, the Fed has kept a firm bid under Tiffany's stock.  Criminal syndicate Wall Street bankers love the little blue boxes.  It is a grateful nation [plagued by too many bankers] that thanks the Fed for prioritizing blue boxes above Average Joe's food bill.

TruthInSunshine's picture

William Dudley's favorite song is a modified version of John Mellencamp's 'Little Pink Houses.'

It's titled 'Little Blue Boxes,' and substitutes the lyrics "for my bankster peeps" for "you & me."

Cdad's picture

The locust bankers have descended in the fields and consumed everything in their path.  Little Pink Houses are sitting empty, and the copper stripped from them.  They have jacked every last useless idiot American into the liquidity bubble stock market, while arbitraging his gold and silver with triple levered futures contracts.  They have destroyed his dollar.  They have destroyed competitiveness.  

They who see through the lens of Ponzinomics have actually destroyed his liberties, empowered the idiots in DC to violently repress a nation of disenfranchised...who are understandably unhappy and betrayed.

There is nothing left, and these are supposed to be the geniuses amongst us.

Any day now, the layoffs in the financial services sector will begin, as six figure bonuses for people sitting around doing nothing no longer makes sense...and they consume each other.

And the sound you are about to hear is the sound of the Plunging and Screaming trade.

SheepDog-One's picture

The bankers and elites are inbred lunatics, who believe they can now kill the golden goose and collect all the golden eggs for themselves.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Yes, and at the heart of it are the HFT platforms and algo's that have destroyed honesty, fairness and any credibility in the markets. Ted Butler explains what they do in the silver market.  (courtesy of Ed Steer)

"Who are these HFT traders? You guessed it – mostly the big silver shorts, led by JPMorgan and other dominant CME Group members. Only these big traders can afford the million dollar computer hardware and software to run the HFT algorithms. How has it come to the point where giant traders with documented concentrated silver short positions have been further allowed to dominate daily trading volume that causes sharp dives in the price of silver? It is so crazy and outrageous that it should make your blood boil. Believe it or not, I’m trying to contain my outrage. These HFT traders, led by the JPMorgan silver crooks, are like a band of outlaws in the old West who have come to control and terrorize a town and its citizens."

"The central cause of this travesty of a group of crooked traders coming to dominate positions and volume by virtue of concentration is the CME Group. The CME has created this Frankenstein of a market. Because the CME is a for-profit corporation, it is concerned primarily with generating additional profits. Its revenue comes from trading volume, as the CME gets paid for every contract traded. Therefore, it will do anything to increase trading volume, including, I believe, promoting increased volume by illegal means. I would define illegal as including the promotion of practices encouraging concentration, which HFT does."

"Let’s face it – HFT is about massive concentrated computerized day trading designed to manipulate the price and bring in trading revenue to the CME. It’s not about promoting true price discovery and an increase in legitimate hedging, the economic purpose of futures trading. At the exact same time that actual COMEX silver deliveries are hitting historic low levels, electronic volume has hit new highs. This means that COMEX silver is becoming a paper trading mechanism, as opposed to a legitimate futures exchange where real producers and consumers go to hedge. In short, the COMEX is more a bucket shop than a legitimate exchange."

Cdad's picture

economic purpose

Criminal syndicate Wall Street bankers....are short "economic purpose."

TruthInSunshine's picture

Just a timely reminder of Bernankincide's comments of just a few months back:

Bernanke: U.S. inflation still too low | Reuters
Cdad's picture

Brother Truth,

Just in case Zombie Americans are not yet angry enough, here is one from today.  GM...the bailout gift that keeps on giving:

"You know what I'd rather have them do — this will make my Republican friends puke — as gas is going to go down here now, we ought to just slap a 50-cent or a dollar tax on a gallon of gas," Akerson said.


"In his interview with The News, Akerson also weighed in on the nation's debt ceiling, saying Congress should raise it from its current $14.3 trillion mark."

Isn't crony capitalism great?

Bay of Pigs's picture

And yet there are those around here that tell us we're all just being "hysterical" and everything is fine and working well.

Butler calling the COMEX a "bucket shop" is far closer to the truth.


newworldorder's picture

RE: Bay of Pigs

Thanks for posting. Most ZH readers know all this. What is the point however?

The CFTC and SEC know this as well, so does Congress and the banking cartel. Butler is a broken record. He brings this stuff to our attention, but offers no real solutions as to how to fix them. The reality is that short of ending government regulatory capture, nothing will be done. It all in your face bull by the banksters,  daring everyone to try to stop them.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Apparently Kid Dynamite, Bob D, Spalding, Tejas Slinger, etc....don't know, or are not willing to entertain the facts on this topic.

That was my point in posting. 

And Butler has brought specific solutions to the table. Namely position limits that Congress passed already but have not been enacted by the CFTC.

It's a complete shitshow, I know that. I just get tired of those clowns trying to tell me I don't know what's going on.

Byronio's picture

"The bankers and elites are inbred lunatics, who believe they can now kill the golden goose and collect all the golden eggs for themselves."

They are, truly, literally, inbreds. They are very close to have finished off their enemy, the traditional American, and then will go to a new host to do their parasitic deeds. They even have a foundation in China, Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli leader, his grandparents are from China. Small world.

New World Chaos's picture

I believe.  This multitrillion-dollar revolution and assassination fund smells like Rothschild money.  Now, bend your mind around this upcoming evil-plans fund on our side.  Reposted from:

BitCoins have the kleptocracy protection of PMs, and they are highly divisible and a lot easier to stuff through an ethernet cable.  The number of coins is mathematically capped at 21 million.  Figure in population increase and loss of coins due to shattered hard drives, etc. and this will be a deflationary currency.  Good for saving, certainly much better than bonds.  I wouldn't be shocked to see a $21 trillion Bitcoin market emerge if the kleptocracy gets really bad.  That means an exchange rate of $1m per Bitcoin (currently $9 per BitCoin).  So even though BitCoin is up 3000x since the first recorded PayPal trades in April 2010, it could easily run up by another multiple of 3000.

There were many blocks of 10,000 that traded back in the good 'ol days.  I have only a small fraction of that because I bought in last month, but there are probably hordes of crypto-anarchist geeks out there who will ultimately be worth billions of clownbux.  The ones closest to the nerve center will be the richest and they will also hate the system the most.

Now, imagine what will happen after the inevitable hyperinflation, food riots and brutal crackdown.  The government will have lost all legitimacy in the eyes of the people, and everyone will be looking around to see who throws the first Molotov.  Enter BitCoin.  It's just a matter of time until someone posts a YouTube video of a flaming cop car while holding a poster of their BitCoin address.  Only shutting down the internet will stop the distributed anarchist horde from donating.  Word will spread.  Crimminals will target the powerful instead of the middle class.  Eventually the going rate might be .01 BTC per flaming cop car, .1 BTC per flaming cop, 1 BTC per flaming federal building, 100 BTC for a Rothschild dosed with scopolamine and mindfucked into spilling all his dark secrets before he is eaten alive by maggots.  Even this would only be a drop in the horde's ocean of buying power.  I think we are going to have a lot of cypherpunks living in Dubai penthouses surrounded by hookers but wanking to the increasingly creative homebrew snuff porn they finance.  Their combined mayhem fund might even exceed the Rothschilds' mayhem fund.

Project Mayhem is coming.  This is the will of Eris, who always knows the one action which will turn any situation into a total clusterfuck.  She will be an important ally in the coming years.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Very interesting. I'll have to read up on bitcoins. Thanks NWC.


New World Chaos's picture

After Project Mayhem dies down, I hope they have enough BitCoins left over to fund a bunch of geeky causes.  Like space exploration, life extension, SETI, decentralized energy sources, gene hacking... all the liberating stuff that the oligarchs have squashed out of fear.

Clueless Economist's picture

"Trust no one. Believe nothing you hear. Nothing."

So why should I believe this BS I just read about having an "Evil Plan"

Crisismode's picture

Believe it, or Don't believe it.

Make up your own mind based upon all information sources you follow.

But do believe one thing: if you do nothing at all you will be swallowed up by the chaos which is surely to come.

Problem Is's picture

"Trust no one. Believe nothing you hear. Nothing."

"So why should I believe this BS I just read about having an "Evil Plan"

Agreed Clueless E...
This smells of disinformation psyops... What you should be doing is building trust and networks with your like minded neighbors...

Like farmer's Grange associations... I can loan this tool/piece of equipment, can you loan me that... Can you show me how to do this... etc.

The only way to survive centralized corrupt power is through building local grass roots cooperation... Like those neighbors pulling together in Joplin Mo.

The controllers want you to trust no one... divide and conquer...

Problem Is's picture

"How the hell has the Fed done anything to help, let alone not crush, Main Street, asswipe?"

The Fed has helped by providing you plenty of devalued Bernanke Bucks as...


DosZap's picture

Dallas Fed Chief: We're Done Helping You,(but not screwing YOU) Time For The Economy To Go On Its Own


You have not helped us, you have destroyed us, and yourselves.

You have helped the Foreign banksters with more of our tax recipts/income, than you have passed out to America.

Flaming Idiot.

Janice's picture

My evil plan....guns, gold, garden and amunition

(evil laugh) Ha Ha Ha!

FEDbuster's picture

Beans, bullets and bullion is for self preservation (I am onboard with that). 

My "evil plan" is to starve the beast, by legally limiting the amount of ALL taxes (sales, income, social security, property, etc..) paid to the parasites.  You also have to watch for the cops, whom have evolved into revenue agents for local, county and state governments.  They are writing every ticket they can to generate cash for their employers. 

Janice's picture

I am with you. The cops have become increasingly stupid and aggressive in my city also.  Feel ya on that tax reduction thing too. 

The FED's stated desired inflation rate is 2%.  Eventually, an inflation rate of 2% becomes exponential, and by the end our our lifetime, our work efforts equals to a total lifetime net worth of zero.  I reduce inflation by reducing my commercial consumption, plus as you say, it starves the beast.  No sales equals no sales tax. 

trav7777's picture

I live in one of the lowest crime medium cities in the country...our local cop cars have fking AR15s and other military weapons in them.  WTF?

There's NO WAR other than the one they brought with them.

Rational Psycho's picture

To be precise, a 2% inflation rate is always exponential. It's x^1.02, but eventually the amounts become unsustainable. Also, nice choice in picture ;)

Trundle's picture

Recently a friend was driving in his car with his son on route to one of his many suburban/exurban weekend activities) and he was pulled over and given a ticket for talking on his cell phone.  He had cancelled the cell phone several months earlier. 

No matter.  They give you the ticket and hope you don't show up so you'll just pay the nuisance fee. $250 ticket.  Used to be only $100.

Clampit's picture

For fun, next time a cop pulls you over and hands you a ticket strike up a conversation about why the fine is $250 ... not $25 or $2500. The answer is revenue maximization; at $25 the officer costs too much and at $2500 people fight it in court. $250 is the sweet spot for revenue. If you can get to this point subtlety enough it may be possible to enlighten the "civil servant" ...

weinerdog43's picture

Not recommended.  You risk tacking on 'resisting arrest' (a traffic stop is an arrest); and/or 'obstruction of a peace officer performing his duties'.  They'll be added to your fine and you won't just be in traffic court anymore.

Cathartes Aura's picture

was on an oregon hwy recently & notice the fine for littering had been raised to. . . wait for it. . . $6250.

the fine appears to be an "up to" depending on your luck or the mood of the ticketing officer/judge - but, yeah, that's a hella increase.

Pelosis Usless Brain's picture

You might want to include an evil spell check to go with your ammunition.



Janice's picture

I was educated in the public school system, graduated top of my gas.  College educated at that.

Alcoholic Native American's picture

We need a new pearl harbor.

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

We already had one on 9-11, carried out by the globalists!


Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

anony's picture

Oh baloney.

Comparing the population of 1776 to the white-bellied, lily livered,pansy-assed wimps that pass for americans these days is ridiculous. Including myself.

Until about ten million people are willing to give their lives to recapture the american dictum of "government by, for and of the people", the plutocrats haven't a damned thing to worry about.

You know even 10,000 who are willing?

(take a look at your own ludicrous math question.  No challenge)



Ivanovich's picture

Of course not.  Not while life is good, there's too much to risk.  But lower those standards and eventually you get to a point where the risk of revolution outweighs the current norm.  Then your 10,000 will pick up their weapons.

Dejean Splicer's picture

You're both missing the larger issue. This cuntry has been co-opted by the lizard people for the sole purpose of looting it to enrich their homeland israel.

The real revolution will begin when people wake up to this fact and forcibly eject the lizard people.

Wake up!

mtomato2's picture

Yeah.  That's it.  A couple hundred thousand people on a speck of sand 6000 miles away are doing it.  You fucking idiot myopic haters of Israel had better gird your MOTHERFUCKING loins.  You are about to see what real wrath is all about.  You are on the wrong side, and your end will be insanely painful and unnecessary. 

I am finally sick enough of this to post all this.  What has happened to you people?  Otherwise reasonable, intelligent, well -spoken and -written individuals go off the deep end when it comes to slamming Israel and the Jewish Nation.  Many of you  I actually LIKE until you start going off on how every problem on earth is somehow caused by "The Joos..."  God was right:  They WILL be despised among nations.  With or without cause!  They literally can't win! 

And don't junk me and come back with all this bullshit about how somehow it's "not the Jews... it the ZIONISTS!"  or, it's "not the ZIONISTS it's the NATION of ISRAEL," or some other blather that you can come up with to justify your deep-seated, irrational hatred.  Even if you were right about the source of your discontent:  how, exactly, does that rationalize your demeanor, attitude and outright VITRIOL towards ANY one group of people?

I can't tell you how many times my heart has broken while reading the bile and puerile hatred spewing from these pages when anyone even mentions anything even remotely connected to the Jewish Nation.  Shit: in the case of the poor shmoe I'm coming down on right now, the article didn't even address anything Jewish.  This fuckface Dejean Splicer just randomly threw his hatred into an otherwise innocuous piece discussing domestic economics.

Some of you, forgive me.  I made it my new year's resolution to not get this pissed off in my Hometown Zero Hedge.  But this is getting ridiculous.  And, irrational as it may sound to some of you, especially those atheists out there, I truly believe that siding against the Nation of Israel in this, their hour of greatest need, will absolutely come back and flame our collective asses to hell.

That's my opinion.  It's worth what you paid for it.

I'm not doing this to collect junks.  I've always been honest with my community here on ZH about what I think about things.  I've never once trolled or tried to piss people off just because I could.  I treasure this community more than any other online entity.  Those of you who have been here awhile know this to be true.

God, forgive those who forget Your people, flawed as they may be.  They know not what they do.




thriftymost's picture

Charlie Manson was by all accounts a heck of a nice guy, before he got into mass murder.

Same exact thing with your precious Jewish people and state of Israel.  I used to be big fans of both.  No more.  My conscience prohibits it.

mtomato2's picture

They're not MY precious Jewish people.  I'm not the one you have to worry about.  God bless you.  You're going to need it.

The Profit Prophet's picture

My friend....please don't feed the Trolls, Shills, and Dis-Jockeys who are here solely to infuriate, frustrate, and separate the ZH community.

It is far..far..better to just ignore and words need be said. Fifty junks and these foolish comments disappear to the bowels of cyberspace - where they rightly belong! Ever ZH member of good conscience should see it as there just duty to junk all comments that are an insult to intelligence and reason and/or are morally despicable!!!

T.E.I.N. everyone!

mtomato2's picture

Sorry.  I'm just fucking OVER this shit.

Learn more and know less's picture

Most Isrealies are cool, at least the ones I know, it's the government there that sucks!

Thisson's picture

All governments suck - some more than others.

equity_momo's picture

Their hour of greatest need? Siding against the Nation of Israel? WTF are you talking about. Youre falling into the trap of taking sides you so despise. Let it go lest you become what you so despise. You arent being rational or objective.

mtomato2's picture

"Trap" of taking sides, my ass.  It's no trap.  I BOLDLY take the side of Israel.

You're a died in the wool idiot if you don't know what I'm referring to.  Asshole up there is actually suggesting the wholesale ethnic cleansing of Israel.  Geepers.  Seems like we've been here before. 

Obama, speaking for the entire United States, called for the lines to be returned to pre 1967.  And you're so obtuse as to wonder "wtf I'm talking about?"  How did you even pass the captcha?