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Guest Post: The Linchpin Lie: How Global Collapse Will Be Sold To The Masses

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Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market blog,

In our modern world there exist certain institutions of power.  Not government committees, alphabet agencies, corporate lobbies, or even standard military organizations; no, these are the mere “middle-men” of power.  The errand boys.  The well paid hitmen of the global mafia.  They are not the strategists or the decision makers. 

Instead, I speak of institutions which introduce the newest paradigms.  Who write the propaganda.  Who issue the orders from on high.  I speak of the hubs of elitism which have initiated nearly every policy mechanism of our government for the past several decades.  I am talking about the Council On Foreign Relations, the Tavistock Institute, the Heritage Foundation (a socialist organization posing as conservative), the Bilderberg Group, as well as the corporate foils that they use to enact globalization, such as Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, the Carlyle Group, etc.

Many of these organizations and corporations operate a revolving door within the U.S. government.  Monsanto has champions, like Donald Rumsfeld who was on the board of directors of its Searle Pharmaceuticals branch, who later went on to help the company force numerous dangerous products including Aspartame through the FDA.  Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan have a veritable merry-go-round of corrupt banking agents which are appointed to important White House and Treasury positions on a regular basis REGARDLESS of which party happens to be in office.  Most prominent politicians are all members of the Council on Foreign Relations, an organization which has openly admitted on multiple occasions that their goal is the destruction of U.S. sovereignty and the formation of a “one world government” or “supranational union” (their words, not mine).

However, one organization seems to rear its ugly head at the forefront of the most sweeping mass propaganda operations of our time, and has been linked to the creation of the most atrocious military methodologies, including the use of false flag events.  I am of course referring to the Rand Corporation, a California based “think tank” whose influence reaches into nearly every sphere of our society, from politics, to war, to entertainment. 

The Rand Corporation deals in what I would call “absolute gray”.  The goal of the group from its very inception was to promote a social atmosphere of moral ambiguity in the name of personal and national priority.  They did this first through the creation of “Rational Choice Theory”; a theory which prescribes that when making any choice, an individual (or government) must act as if balancing costs against benefits to arrive at an action that maximizes personal advantage.  Basically, the ends justify the means, and moral conscience is not a factor to be taken seriously if one wishes to be successful. 

Hilariously, rational choice theory has been attacked in the past by pro-socialist (collectivist) critics as “extreme individualism”; a philosophy which gives us license to be as “self serving” as possible while feeling patriotic at the same time.  In reality, the socialists should have been applauding Rand Corporation all along. 

What Rand had done through its propaganda war against the American people was to infuse the exact culture of selfishness needed to push the U.S. towards the socialist ideal.  At the onset of any communist or national socialist society (sorry socialists, but they do indeed come from the same collectivist mindset), the masses are first convinced to hand over ultimate power to the establishment in order to safeguard THEMSELVES, not others.  That is to say, the common collectivist man chooses to hand over his freedoms and participate in totalitarianism not because he wants what is best for the world, but because he wants what is best for himself, and he believes servitude to the system will get him what he wants with as little private sacrifice as possible (you know, except for his soul…). 

The psychologist Carl Jung notes in his observations of collectivism in Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia that most citizens of those nations did not necessarily want the formation of a tyrannical oligarchy, but, they went along with it anyway because they feared for their own comfort and livelihoods.  Many a German supported the Third Reich simply because they did not want to lose a cushy job, or a steady paycheck, or they liked that the “trains ran on time”.  Socialism is by far the most selfish movement in history, despite the fact that they claim to do what they do “for the greater good of the greater number”.

Rand also used Rational Choice Theory as a means to remove questions of principle from the debate over social progress.  Rational Choice propaganda commonly presents the target audience with a false conundrum.  A perfect example would be the hardcore propaganda based television show ‘24’ starring Kiefer Sutherland, in which a government “anti-terrorism” agent is faced with a controlled choice scenario in nearly every episode.  This choice almost always ends with the agent being forced to set aside his morals and conscience to torture, kill, and destroy without mercy, or, allow millions of innocents to die if he does not.

Of course, the real world does not work this way.  Life is not a chess game.   Avenues to resolution of any crisis are limited only by our imagination and intelligence, not to mention the immense number of choices that could be made to defuse a crisis before it develops.  Yet, Rand would like you to believe that we (and those in government) are required to become monstrous in order to survive.  That we should be willing to forgo conscience and justice now for the promise of peace and tranquility later.

This is the age old strategy of Centralization; to remove all choices within a system, by force or manipulation, until the masses think they have nothing left but the choices the elites give them.  It is the bread and butter of elitist institutions like Rand Corporation, and is at the core of the push for globalization.

In my studies on the developing economic disaster (or economic recovery depending on who you talk to) I have come across a particular methodology many times which set off my analyst alarm (or spidey-sense, if you will).  This latest methodology, called “Linchpin Theory”, revolves around the work of John Casti, a Ph.D. from USC, “complexity scientist” and “systems theorist”, a Futurist, and most notably, a former employee of Rand Corporation:

Casti introduces his idea of “Linchpin Theory” in his book “X-Events:  The Collapse Of Everything”, and what I found most immediately striking about the idea of “Linchpin Events” was how they offered perfect scapegoat scenarios for catastrophes that are engineered by the establishment. 

Linchpin Theory argues that overt social, political, and technological “complexity” is to blame for the most destructive events in modern human history, and it is indeed an enticing suggestion for those who are uneducated and unaware of the behind the scenes mechanics of world events.  Casti would like you to believe that political and social tides are unguided and chaotic; that all is random, and disaster is a product of “chance” trigger events that occur at the height of a malfunctioning and over-complicated system.

What he fails to mention, and what he should well know being a member of Rand, is that global events do not evolve in a vacuum.  There have always been those groups who see themselves as the “select”, and who aspire to mold the future to there personal vision of Utopia.  It has been openly admitted in myriad official observations on historical events that such groups have had a direct hand in the advent of particular conflicts.  

For instance, Casti would call the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria an “X-event”, or linchpin, leading to the outbreak of WWI, when historical fact recalls that particular crisis was carefully constructed with the specific mind to involve the U.S.

Norman Dodd, former director of the Committee to Investigate Tax Exempt Foundations of the U.S. House of Representatives, testified that the Committee was invited to study the minutes of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as part of the Committee's investigation. The Committee stated:

"The trustees of the Foundation brought up a single question.  If it is desirable to alter the life of an entire people, is there any means more efficient than war.... They discussed this question... for a year and came up with an answer: There are no known means more efficient than war, assuming the objective is altering the life of an entire people.  That leads them to a question: How do we involve the United States in a war.  This was in 1909."

So, long before the advent of Ferdinand’s assassination, plans were being set in motion by globalist interests to draw the U.S. into a large scale conflict in order to “alter the life, or thinking, of the entire culture”.  When a group of people set out to direct thinking and opportunity towards a particular outcome, and the end result is a culmination of that outcome, it is obviously not coincidence, and it is definitely not providence.  It can only be called subversive design. 

In the economic arena, one might say that the collapse of Lehman Bros. was the “linchpin” that triggered the landslide in the derivatives market which is still going on to this day.  However, the derivatives market bubble was a carefully constructed house of cards, deliberately created with the help of multiple agencies and institutions.  The private Federal Reserve had to artificially lower interest rates and inject trillions upon trillions into the housing market, the international banks had to invest those trillions into mortgages that they KNEW were toxic and likely never to be repaid.  The Federal Government had to allow those mortgages to then be chopped up into derivatives and resold on the open market.  The ratings agencies had to examine those derivatives and obviously defunct mortgages and then stamp them AAA.  The SEC had to ignore the massive fraud being done in broad daylight while sweeping thousands of formal complaints and whistle blowers under the rug.

This was not some “random” event caused by uncontrolled “complexity”.  This was engineered complexity with a devious purpose.  The creation of the derivatives collapse was done with foreknowledge, at least by some.  Goldman Sachs was caught red handed betting against their OWN derivatives instruments!  Meaning they knew exactly what was about to happen in the market they helped build!  This is called Conspiracy…

One might attribute Casti’s idea to a sincere belief in chaos, and a lack of insight into the nature of globalism as a brand of religion.  However, in his first and as far as I can tell only interview with Coast To Coast Radio, Casti promotes catastrophic “X-Events” as a “good thing” for humanity, right in line with the Rand Corporation ideology.  Casti, being a futurist and elitist, sees the ideas of the past as obsolete when confronted with the technological advancements of the modern world, and so, describes X-event moments as a kind of evolutionary “kickstart”, knocking us out of our old and barbaric philosophies of living and forcing us, through trial by fire, to adapt to a more streamlined culture.  The linchpin event is, to summarize Casti’s position, a culture’s way of “punishing itself” for settling too comfortably into its own heritage and traditions.  In other words, WE will supposedly be to blame for the next great apocalypse, not the elites…  

I might suggest that Casti's attitude seems to be one of general indifference to human suffering in the wake of his "X-Events", and that he would not necessarily be opposed to the deaths of millions if it caused the "advancement" of humanity towards a particular ideology.  His concept of "advancement" and ours are likely very different, though.  I suspect that he is well aware that X-Events are actually tools at the disposal of elitists to generate the "evolution" he so desires, and that evolution includes a collectivist result.

With almost every major economy on the globe on the verge of collapse and most now desperately inflating, taxing, or outright stealing in order to hide their situation, with multiple tinderbox environments being facilitated in the Pacific with China, North Korea, and Japan, and in the Middle East and Africa with Egypt, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, Yemen, Mali, etc., there is no doubt that we are living in a linchpin-rich era.  It is inevitable that one or more of these explosive tension points will erupt and cause a chain reaction around the planet.  The linchpin and the chain reaction will become the focus of our epoch, rather than the men who made them possible in the first place.

Strangely, Casti’s theory was even recently featured in an episode of the ABC mystery/drama show “Castle”, called “Linchpin” (what else?), in which a writer turned detective uncovers a plot by a “shadow group” to use the research of the innocent Dr. Nelson Blakely (apparently based on Casti) to initiate a collapse of the U.S. economy by assassinating the ten-year-old daughter of a prominent Chinese businessman, triggering a dump of U.S. Treasuries by China and fomenting WWIII:

Now, I think anyone with any sense can see where this is going.  Casti and Rand Corporation are giving us a glimpse into the future of propaganda.  This is what will be written in our children’s history books if the globalists have their way. The fact that Linchpin Theory is featured in a primetime television show at all is a testament to Rand Corporation’s influence in the media.  But, as for the wider picture, are the trigger points around us really just a product of complex coincidence? 

Not a chance. 

Each major global hot-spot today can easily be linked back to the designs of international corporate and banking interests and the puppet governments they use as messengers.  Casti claims that “X-events” and “linchpins” cannot be accurately predicted, but it would seem that they can certainly be purposely instigated. 

The globalists have stretched the whole of the world thin.  They have removed almost every pillar of support from the edifice around us, and like a giant game of Jenga, are waiting for the final piece to be removed, causing the teetering structure to crumble.  Once this calamity occurs, they will call it a random act of fate, or a mathematical inevitability of an overly complex system.  They will say that they are not to blame.  That we were in the midst of “recovery”.  That they could not have seen it coming.

Their solution will be predictable.  They will state that in order to avoid such future destruction, the global framework must be “simplified”, and what better way to simplify the world than to end national sovereignty, dissolve all borders, and centralize nation states under a single economic and political ideal? 

Is it the Hegelian Dialectic all over again?  Yes.  Is it old hat feudalism and distraction?  Yes.  But, I have to hand it to Casti and Rand Corporation; they certainly have refined the argument for collectivism, centralization, technocracy, slavery, moral relativism, and false-flag dupery down to a near science…


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Sat, 02/02/2013 - 10:33 | 3208951 DaveyJones
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speaking of the ISI, why does the US GOVT hide the fact of the $100,000 transfer? True there is no honor amongst thieves but you are are not suggesting that these  agencies arent trained by and don't share information are you. That's history. And just because our oil strategy failed doesn't mean it wasn't our intent. One does not prove the other. For example, your middle east "expertise" would have confirmed NEOCON ignorance under betting the cost and effort of "democratic" conversion.

Sat, 02/09/2013 - 08:58 | 3228456 overmedicatedun...
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Chindit,Erudite and intelligent man of the world, yet unable to admit to a conspiracy so out in the open and in our faces. Fall of 2008 to date, no fall of 2001 to date. An organization called the Federal reserve made to function for the people of the USA, yet part- owned by foreign banks , not incompetence but design. Conspiracy seems a concept you deride in much of your writing and posts. One wonders why?

for something else to chew on..EU paying for posters to attack anti-EU posters on the web, perhaps you are paid to post by those who control the media, but no that's not possible why that's crazy.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:58 | 3206351 MeBizarro
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Your speaking into the howling mad wind on this one.  The 'one world govt' idiots always baffle me in that they somehow think the human technology is so sophisicated that handfuls of individuals in countries can control the entire population and direct the course of human history.  Random event such as disease, weather, climate, and others apparently don't matter that much.  Let's not even consider the huge differences that people have with nationalist or religious or ideaological differences. 

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 12:11 | 3206396 chindit13
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I can never get past the question of catering all these Illuminati gatherings.  You know what I mean?  Seriously, you've got Orthodox Jews and Arabs, Chinese, Indian Hindus, beef-eatin' Texans, Russians, fussy French, Brits (in a worldwide poll voted the World's Worst Cuisine).  I guess everybody likes dead babies roasted in gold leaf (Alex Jones claim)?  But what sauce?  The decisions!  And that's all before they set about deciding how the world should spin.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:38 | 3207380 Clashfan
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So what? Now that you've raised your elegant, dietary questions, Bildeberg will cancel their next meeting or open it to press?

Bohemian Grove will realize that they need to expand the menu?

Instead of worrying about the elite's diet, why not tell us what trolls eat, so we better know how not to feed them?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 21:47 | 3208156 chindit13
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I don't think we'll open it to the press, and as a private entity we are under no obligation to do so.  Are you one of those Big Government types who wants to infiltrate private functions and dictate behavior?  What I can do is grab a menu and send it to you.  Of course, god's gift to the addled set, Alex Jones, reportedly prints up his own menus from our galas, though he obtains his ideas by pulling them from that place where the sun don't shine.  By the way, at one of the meals last year we were served a 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild---isn't that so apropos!---that was drinking very well.  On another occasion we had choices that included a Castello Banfi Brunello de Montalcino, a more modest-priced wine but from a winery owned by---the Dillon family.  Are they devils, too?  At Bohemian Grove we tend to get a lot of Napa offerings, like Shafer, so we really drink up the Euro stuff at Bilderberg, as we also did last week in Davos.  Had a quick nosh with Soros when I was there, and he showed me that trick again where his Satanic forked tongue can lick his own eyebrows.  That kills me every time!  That George!  We also have a heck of a time kidding the Chinese Neo-Illuminatis (like from the Dragon Family) about all the counterfeit vintages the boys from the Middle Kingdom are putting out.   Can't be too careful about fakes.  Why, I had a really interesting conversation with Bill Koch about fakes...that stuff just riles him no end.  Good man, Bill.  Nice family, too.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:50 | 3204597 michael_engineer
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Article should have been listed under the "Friday humor" category, as that was as close a fit to the ZH mantras that I could pigeonhole it into.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:11 | 3205515 samcontrol
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ok sewer hole.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:57 | 3204613 alfbell
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You have to be a real stick-in-the-mud, fixated idiot to shout "conspiracy" at articles such as this. Get your head out of the sand ostrich and face reality.

Just look at human behaviour. Of course there are elitist groups; of course they have plans to control the world or sections of it; of course there is a quest for control, power, and wealth; of course they have disagreements and conflicts between each other; of course they are just as stupid and incompetent as any other human walking the planet; of course there are some very intelligent ones; and of course destructive purposes and intentions usually go awry.

But despite all of this, these groups have caused our civilization to make many an errant turn, they've caused a lot of damage and will continue to do so unless they are routed out and stopped.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:00 | 3204624 samcontrol
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i'm dumb i have add, i mainly power read...

i,ll resume they will win, most here will lose.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:01 | 3204629 Notarocketscientist
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This is a HUGE load of nonsense!

So you are going to say that these elites are so smart that they actually know what they are doing and have a  planned outcome with respect to the current crisis?

You give them FAR too much credit.

Because once you set evens of this magnitude in motion you CANNOT predict let alone control the outcome. 

The elites are simply greedy, short-sighted PIGS - who are flailing desperately trying to hold the global economy together.




Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:14 | 3204664 samcontrol
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the system is perfect, banks get free money, they buy debt, countries tax the shit out of everybody.
have you seen people rally in Spain,,, Pardon my REAL french but what f wimps.... who will revolt ???? where? for how long?

they are greedy and winning .
things will collapse . in 50 years.....

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:13 | 3204983 Sizzurp
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In respect to X-events, and reaching a planned political or social outcome from these events, it seems that you first have to achieve the reigns of power to effect the change you want after the crisis.  I don't think this is anything new.  We have seen examples of this for all known history. Governments always want more power, and X-events, be they natural or manufactured, allow them to subvert the natural desire for individuals to live in freedom.  As long as the narrative, the propaganda apparatus, is controlled by those in power, any event can be spun to get the desired shift in public opinion.  In short, shit happens, but it's the spin that gets you to submit to the new paradigm.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 09:05 | 3205704 smacker
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Don't confuse the moronic political elites that we all know and hate with the shadowy figures in the background who pull their strings. The process known as "government" is where they come together to decide policy and action.

The former are little more than mindless talking heads, the latter are often very clever people (which is why they're pulling the policy strings).

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:05 | 3204642 reTARD
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Spot on. The socialists/fascists/communists (all a subset of statism) have indeed masked themselves as "capitalists." They will blame capitalism despite their secretly run and subtle master plan of statism running underneath the surface. Realize that these elites are indeed these statists.

Recommended reading: The Naked Capitalist by W. Cleon Skousen

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:06 | 3204645 kill switch
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Let me explain in simple terms step by step.

1) All the global banks were up to their eye-balls in toxic assets. All the AAA mortgage-backed securities etc. were in fact JUNK. But in the balance sheets of the banks and their special purpose vehicles (SPVs), they were stated to be worth US$ TRILLIONS.

2) The collapse of Lehman Bros and AIG exposed this ugly truth. All the global banks had liabilities in the US$ Trillions. They were all INSOLVENT. The central banks the world over conspired and agreed not to reveal the total liabilities of the global banks as that would cause a run on these banks, as happened in the case of Northern Rock in the U.K.

3) A devious scheme was devised by the FED, led by Bernanke to assist the global banks to unload systematically and in tranches the toxic assets so as to allow the banks to comply with RESERVE REQUIREMENTS under the fractional reserve banking system, and to continue their banking business. This is the essence of the bailout of the global banks by central bankers.

4) This devious scheme was effected by the FED’s quantitative easing (QE) – the purchase of toxic assets from the banks. The FED created “money out of thin air” and used that “money” to buy the toxic assets at face or book value from the banks, notwithstanding they were all junks and at the most, worth maybe ten cents to the dollar. Now, the FED is “loaded” with toxic assets once owned by the global banks. But these banks cannot declare and or admit to this state of affairs. Hence, this financial charade.

5) If we are to follow simple logic, the exercise would result in the global banks flushed with cash to enable them to lend to desperate consumers and cash-starved businesses. But the money did not go out as loans. Where did the money go?

6) It went back to the FED as reserves, and since the FED bought US$ trillions worth of toxic wastes, the “money” (it was merely book entries in the Fed’s books) that these global banks had were treated as “Excess Reserves”. This is a misnomer because it gave the ILLUSION that the banks are cash-rich and under the fractional reserve system would be able to lend out trillions worth of loans. But they did not. Why?

7) Because the global banks still have US$ trillions worth of toxic wastes in their balance sheets. They are still insolvent under the fractional reserve banking laws. The public must not be aware of this as otherwise, it would trigger a massive run on all the global banks!

8) Bernanke, the US Treasury and the global central bankers were all praying and hoping that given time (their estimation was 12 to 18 months) the housing market would recover and asset prices would resume to the levels before the crisis. .

Let me explain: A House was sold for say US$500,000. Borrower has a mortgage of US$450,000 or more. The house is now worth US$200,000 or less. Multiply this by the millions of houses sold between 2000 and 2008 and you will appreciate the extent of the financial black-hole. There is no way that any of the global banks can get out of this gigantic mess. And there is also no way that the FED and the global central bankers through QE can continue to buy such toxic wastes without showing their hands and exposing the lie that these banks are solvent.

It is my estimation that they have to QE up to US$20 trillion at the minimum. The FED and no central banker would dare “create such an amount of money out of thin air” without arousing the suspicions and or panic of sovereign creditors, investors and depositors. It is as good as declaring officially that all the banks are BANKRUPT.

9) But there is no other solution in the short and middle term except another bout of quantitative easing, QE II. Given the above caveat, QE II cannot exceed the amount of the previous QE without opening the proverbial Pandora Box.

10) But it is also a given that the FED will embark on QE II, as under the fractional reserve banking system, if the FED does not purchase additional toxic wastes, the global banks (faced with mounting foreclosures, etc.) will fall short of their reserve requirements.

11) You will also recall that the FED at the height of the crisis announced that interest will be paid on the so-called “excess reserves” of the global banks, thus enabling these banks to “earn” interest. So what we have is a merry-go-round of monies moving from the right pocket to the left pocket at the click of the computer mouse. The FED creates money, uses it to buy toxic assets, and the same money is then returned to the FED by the global banks to earn interest. By this fiction of QE, banks are flushed with cash which enable them to earn interest. Is it any wonder that these banks have declared record profits?

12) The global banks get rid of some of their toxic wastes at full value and at no costs, and get paid for unloading the toxic wastes via interest payments. Additionally, some of the “monies” are used by these banks to purchase US Treasuries (which also pay interests) which in turn allows the US Treasury to continue its deficit spending. THIS IS THE BAILOUT RIP OFF of the century.

Now that you fully understand this SCAM, it is left to be seen how the FED will get away with the next round of quantitative easing – QE II.

Obviously, the FED and the other central banks are hoping that in time, asset prices will recover and resume their previous values before the crisis. This is a fantasy. QE II will fail just as QE I failed to save the banks.

The patient is in intensive care and is for all intent and purposes brain dead, although the heart is still pumping albeit faintly. The Too Big To Fail Banks cannot be rescued and must be allowed to be liquidated. It will be painful, but it is necessary before there is recovery. This is a given.


When the ball hits the ceiling fan, sometime early 2011 at the earliest, there will be massive bank runs.

I expect that the FED and other central banks will pre-empt such a run and will do the following:

1) Disallow cash withdrawals from banks beyond a certain amount, say US$1,000 per day; 2) Disallow cash transactions up to a certain amount, say US$10,000 for certain transactions; 3) Transactions (investments) for metals (gold and silver) will be restricted; 4) Worst-case scenario – the confiscation of gold AS HAPPENED IN WORLD WAR II. 5) Imposition of capital controls etc.; 6) Legislations that will compel most daily commercial transactions to be conducted through Debit and or Credit Cards; 7) Legislations to make it a criminal offence for any contraventions of the above.


Maintain a bank balance sufficient to enable you to comply with the above potential impositions.

Start diversifying your assets away from dollar assets. Have foreign currencies in sufficient quantities in those jurisdictions where the above anticipated impositions are least likely to be implemented.


There will be a financial tsunami (round two) the likes of which the world has never seen.

Global banks will collapse!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:19 | 3204680 samcontrol
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incredible post, we may disagree on timing.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:31 | 3204713 kill switch
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 We have all suffered a timing disorder,, but the structure is still relevant. The system has broken every law in existence and therefore delayed the inescapable consequences of collapse.. I submit..

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:03 | 3204810 Bansters-in-my-...
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Hey I love your comment kill switch,but in your warning are you sure you mean "2011" ?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:11 | 3204824 kill switch
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I'm in a vodka dilemma!!


Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:36 | 3206268 DaveyJones
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liquor is the oil case of any good poet.  well done

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 09:21 | 3205742 smacker
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Very neat summation of what's going on.

It resembles a giant ponzi scheme with frequent involuntary cash injections by taxpayers to keep it afloat.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:08 | 3204646 alfbell
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I am a moral person and I know that violence does not really ever solve problems, and will only backfire on you and the good people. Yet, if violence was a solution I'd have no qualms about blowing the Eccles Building off the face of the map; walking into the Capital Building and shooting every scumbag senator and house member; same with the White House; same with the Supreme Court; and also exterminating all the CEOs and high execs of all of these investment banks (GS, Chase, etc.) and these predatory corporations (Monsanto, etc.); and wiping out the IMF, BIS, etc. etc. and so on and so on. It would be so wonderful if annihilating all of these predatory, delusional, arrogant maniacs were a true solution and the greatest good for the greatest number. But lo, it is not. These creeps would all be gone but aspect of human behaviour that is behind all of this (i.e., the animal mind) would not have changed one bit and we'd be right back where we started in no time fast. Here's to evolution instead of revolution!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:23 | 3204690 DanDaley
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Here's to evolution instead of revolution!


That's President I-Me_My's motto...take over the government and the levers of power from within then bureaucratize everybody to death...which he's doing, right on schedule.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:13 | 3205119 newengland
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Yep. And Nazis were elected, then systematically set about killing selected groups, as did Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao and Pol Pot.

They had laws to promote their agendas. What they didn't have was a Constitution, by the people, for the people, of the people.

Fascists come in many colors, creeds and religions. The NDAA and Patriot Act are fascist. CONgress is following a fascist path.

Bribe the weakest, and punish the strongest...all for the few globalists fascists communists socialists psychopath power grubbers, with their ass licking academics and bureaucrats in tow.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 12:08 | 3206392 MeBizarro
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What a bunch of sheer nonsense.  I have a tip and don't share these stupid and pointless thoughts with anyone in your personal life. 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:06 | 3204648 reTARD
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The clue to the core, essence, motive, and real meaning of the doctrine of “Government by Consensus” [is] the cult of compromise.


It was also said that if fascism ever came to the United States, it would come disguised as socialism. In this connection, I recommend that you read or re-read Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here—with special reference to the character, style, and ideology of Berzelius Windrip, the fascist leader.

Now let me mention, and answer, some of the standard objections by which today's "liberals" attempt to camouflage (to differentiate from fascism) the nature of the system they are supporting.

"Fascism requires one-party rule." What will the notion of "Government by Consensus" amount to in practice?

"Fascism's goal is the conquest of the world." What is the goal of those global-minded, bipartisan champions of the United Nations? And, if they reach it, what positions do they expect to acquire in the power-structure of "One World"?

"Fascism preaches racism." Not necessarily. Hitler's Germany did; Mussolini's Italy did not.

"Fascism is opposed to the welfare state." Check your premises and your history books. The father and originator of the welfare state, the man who put into practice the notion of buying the loyalty of some groups with money extorted from others, was Bismarck—the political ancestor of Hitler. Let me remind you that the full title of the Nazi Party was: the National Socialist Workers Party of Germany.

Let me remind you also of some excerpts from the political program of that party, adopted in Munich, on February 24, 1920:

We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunity for employment and earning a living.

The activities of the individual must not be allowed to clash with the interests of the community, but must take place within its confines and be for the good of all. Therefore, we demand: ... an end to the power of the financial interests.

We demand profit sharing in big business.

We demand a broad extension of care for the aged.

We demand ... the greatest possible consideration of small business in the purchases of the national, state, and municipal governments.

In order to make possible to every capable and industrious [citizen] the attainment of higher education and thus the achievement of a post of leadership, the government must provide an all-around enlargement of our entire system of public education. . . . We demand the education at government expense of gifted children of poor parents. . . .

The government must undertake the improvement of public health—by protecting mother and child, by prohibiting child labor ... by the greatest possible support for all clubs concerned with the physical education of youth.

[We] combat the ... materialistic spirit within and without us, and are convinced that a permanent recovery of our people can only proceed from within on the foundation of The Common Good Before the Individual Good. (Der Natlonalsozialismus Dokumente 1933-1945, edited by Walther Hofer, Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Bucherei, 1957, pp. 29-31. For many more quotations of this kind, revealing the altruist-collectivist base of the Nazi and fascist ideology, I refer you to The Fascist New Frontier.)

There is, however, one difference between the type of fascism toward which we are drifting, and the type that ravaged European countries: ours is not a militant kind of fascism, not an organized movement of shrill demagogues, bloody thugs, hysterical third-rate intellectuals, and juvenile delinquents—ours is a tired, worn, cynical fascism, fascism by default, not like a flaming disaster, but more like the quiet collapse of a lethargic body slowly eaten by internal corruption.

Did it have to happen? No. Can it still be averted? Yes.

If you doubt the power of philosophy to set the course and shape the destiny of human societies, observe that our mixed economy is the literal, faithfully carried-out product of Pragmatism—and of the generation brought up under its influence. Pragmatism is the philosophy which holds that there is no objective reality or permanent truth, that there are no absolute principles, no valid abstractions, no firm concepts, that anything may be tried by rule-of-thumb, that objectivity consists of collective subjectivism, that whatever people wish to be true, is true, whatever people wish to exist, does exist—provided a consensus says so.

If you want to avert the final disaster, it is this type of thinking—every one of those propositions and all of them— that you must face, grasp, and reject. Then you will have grasped the connection of philosophy to politics and to the daily events of your life. Then you will have learned that no society is better than its philosophical foundation. And then— to paraphrase John Galt—you will be ready, not to return to capitalism, but to discover it.




Based on a lecture given at The Ford Hall Forum, Boston, on April 18, 1965. Published in The Objectivist Newsletter, May and June 1965.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:08 | 3204652 reader2010
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No, instead they will blame the global collapse on the mother of all collapses, which is the biosphere collapse. 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:10 | 3204661 reTARD
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The particular form of economic organization, which is becoming more and more apparent in this country, as an outgrowth of the power of pressure groups, is one of the worst variants of statism: guild socialism. Guild socialism robs the talented young of their future—by freezing men into professional castes under rigid rules. It represents an open embodiment of the basic motive of most statists, though they usually prefer not to confess it: the entrenchment and protection of mediocrity from abler competitors, the shackling of the men of superior ability down to the mean average of their professions. That theory is not too popular among socialists (though it has its advocates)—but the most famous instance of its large-scale practice was Fascist Italy.

In the 1930's, a few perceptive men said that Roosevelt's New Deal was a form of guild socialism and that it was closer to Mussolini's system than to any other. They were ignored. Today, the evidence is unmistakable.





Based on a lecture given at The Ford Hall Forum, Boston, on April 18, 1965. Published in The Objectivist Newsletter, May and June 1965.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:15 | 3204665 Bansters-in-my-...
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I got as far as " Council on Foriegn Relations" and have to say good on the author to expose these dirtbags that run washington.

Good on you Brandon.

.................Fuck YOUS all CFR Members.

, Now back to the article.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:17 | 3204668 ebworthen
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One world government...

Good luck with that Casti.

You think that people who fight over their football and soccer teams, and who a short 140 years ago fought Brother against Brother, and who have fought two World Wars in the past 100 years, and who can't keep a small scale geographically connected union (Euro) together are going to allow one world government?

The shit will all fall apart before that happens.

I know it is a popular notion, and no doubt banks and governments will try through legislation, economic hegemony, and police state tactics; but it will slip through their fingers like sand.

The worse things get the more localized, regionalized, and nationalistic things and people will become.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:14 | 3204669 smartstrike
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I would  give you more credit if you refrained from calling Socialism as a 'collectivist' ideology. It is not! National Socialists in WWII Germany did not see themselves as collectivists.

Would you refer to Germany as a collectivist state under Nazis or for that matter is Germany a collectivist state as its political economy following de-nazification never strayed too far from national socialism?


Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:51 | 3204923 newengland
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And I would give more credit to the creoles if they got up off their knees and started defending the Republic, as did the black men who fought for the Union, and founded Memorial Day. (See the Yale archive for that fact.) A man is judged by the content of his character, not the color of his skin.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:13 | 3204671 notadouche
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Or you could consider this.  If all crumbles then it will level the playing field in ways that havne't been seen since the Great Depression and out of those ashes new opportunities to those that had the balls and the smarts to take advantage.  Why do you think the elites try so hard to stop the massive deflation?  Deflation is a gift to the little guy but makes the big guy small.  So when you hear Obama wanting to inflate housing that is contrary to helping the poor to have a chance at getting his.  Those programs, while reportedly helping the people is in fact only protecting the assets of the wealthy.   Let it crumble and then see what happens as real life outcomes hardly mimic think tank theories.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:15 | 3204672 besnook
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as an intellectual exercise the two most obvious and, therefore, favorites, are the benefits of one world .gov and economy and the other is ending world poverty by providing food, clothing, and shelter to all humans. out of those discussions come the limiting factors of population growth, food production and limited resources. these apparently altruistic ends run into the wall of those basic human traditions of power and greed. that is where the means become suspect. the world cannot support the number of people expected at some point in the future so the population needs to be culled and remain managed within a certain sustainable number that might be determined by need. since the need is dictated by the production and productivity of the working proletariat and technology reduces the need for the number of people because of productivity gains then birthrates must be controlled to maintain the optimal demographic.killing people is the only way the human race can survive.

the other problem to be resolved is who will lead this new world order. this is suimple. everyone raises their hand and all are killed off until the last one(or two) is standing.

clearly the west needs to kill all the brown people if they want to be the last man standing and clearly the brown people need to kill all the whites if they want to be the last man standing. the time for the cage match is now. the white .1%ers vs the brown .1%ers.


the only way to stop it is for the people to regularly interrupt their leaders' supply of oxygen.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:19 | 3204682 SilverFish
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- Free hookers.

- Free blow.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:51 | 3204920 SilverFish
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Truth is, he who controls the blow, controls the hookers.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:28 | 3204703 rsnoble
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Personally I don't think all of this will ever work.  I still think they have put things on the fast track because of the net and things are getting to damn sloppy which will eventually leave to mass destruction anyways.  No one trusts any of these bastards.  Or should I say enough of us to actually make some kind of a difference doesn't trust them.  And now they need our guns. LMAO. If I only had a 5% approval rating I wouldn't want anyone to own a gun either.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:28 | 3204707 shovelhead
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Don't want to play Cowboys vs. Globalists?

How about Jesus vs. Aliens?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:35 | 3204719 disabledvet
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not that i'm part of any cabal...though when i looked at my w-2 today i found myself ready and willing to's how i would sell "you're next thunderous attack on all humanity holds dear" oh power made crazed global conquerer master of all things known and wanted to know more:

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:40 | 3204734 alfbell
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Millions of Americans (and businesses) could leave their red, blue and purple states and pack up and move to Texas... build up the infrastructure... have a construction and employment boom... and build up a huge state militia. Once we had a population of 50M+ we could tell Wash DC to stuff it up their trombone and secede and start a new country based on an evolved Constitution and Bill of Rights. Small government with reserves, surpluses and sane fiscal policies, a solidly built and maintained infrastructure, populist vote (no electoral college), no intervention in the personal lives or businesses of its citizens, no income tax, rule of law (contracts, private property, etc.), no adversarial law, no gun control, no merging of religion with state, etc. etc.


Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:49 | 3204916 Accounting101
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Grow up! Your libertarian utopia has never existed and never will. Small government? What the hell does that even mean? You probably babble that phrase a million times and you don't even understand its meaning.
Small government like no financial regulation, especially shadow banking? Right, that worked out well the last time.
Government surpluses? Do you understand that if the government runs surpluses the private sector must run a deficit?

No, Devolution!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:27 | 3205017 Teamtc321
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I don't think he/she will invite you to Texas now.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 10:44 | 3206040 smacker
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There's probably no Western government that couldn't be slashed in half (eventually more) with anybody noticing, except they'd have more money in their pockets. Everything a government does should pass the NEEE test:

N= Necessary, E= effective, E= efficient, E= enforced

That test would immediately wipe away huge numbers of laws and regulations, but retain those necessary to ensure (eg banks) behave in the public interest and big biz doesn't monopolize.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:46 | 3204758 Everybodys All ...
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There is no fucking way I'll go quietly in that direction.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:59 | 3204947 TSA gropee
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I think that's what "they" are planning for and perhaps, maybe even hoping for. It will help solve the useless eater problem.

"Countless people will hate the new world order, and millions will die protesting it." H.G. Wells

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:57 | 3204789 knowless
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i like your thorough progression, but there is no way that national sovereinty as an ideal ceases to be. even if for a 200 year period people merely wait, there will always be something which has the ability to bring the individual back.


let them take it, and pretend to hold it for the good of all, their hubris and ineptitude will show their lack of knowledge of the species.


they will lose because they are destined to lose. because logic dictates that an individual serves the greater good, not a greater body which preaches itself as good.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:56 | 3204792 earleflorida
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Wonderful and insightful read!

Thankyou, Mr. Brandon Smith

Ps. I want more... 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:00 | 3204799 sangell
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The rantings of another madman!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:07 | 3204822 Cabreado
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Mr. Smith,

While you are one of my favorite authors here,

Your article is way too heavy on "theory" and "isms" and "ists."
(as we are, collectively)

Hiding behind "isms" is the favorite cover of the Self-Absorbed, sooner or later...

those whose eventually clog up the system, and bring it down,

and their "ism" is nothing more than "Self."

We must stop protecting the Self-Absorbed in places of influence and control.
That's the only way to break the cycle.

Maybe We'll have figured that out before the next empire becomes rogue.



Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:18 | 3204826 newengland
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Add the Trilateral Commission which wants a technocratic new world order, aided by pet academics and bribed political entertainers.

The Trilateral Commission whose Rockefeller tool of the Rothchilds, Oppenheimers and other Nazi, Communist funding psychopaths, thanked the U.S. press club including the New York Times for agreeing to keep its plots secret, and thereby assist its aims.

The main scream media pets dutifully schooled in certain re-education camps known as expensive colleges are 'educated fools' and 'useful idiots', said Lenin, much loved by corporatists, communists and fascists.

This globalism pursued by all Western governments and certain helpers in the East are the new feudalists. Their tag 'communism' failed, as did 'socialism'. Now they re-brand their fascist regime as globalist, and they have wrought more debt, more war and more ruin upon the world in record speed than any of their previous 'isms'.


Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:19 | 3205591 Clashfan
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TLC was founded by CFR which he does mention.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:09 | 3204827 reTARD
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There always has been elites and there may well always will be. Statism is the new slavery. Slaves are moar productive when they get to choose their labor and "believe" they "own" their land and have freedom. They "allow" you to vote for a reason.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:42 | 3204864 newengland
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Yep. And Hitler was democratically elected, and his Nazi ways were applauded by world banks and world governments. Then he set about selective slaughter, as did Lenin, and Stalin, and many other fascists since then.

'First they came.' An excellent poem by a pastor who witnessed the mission creep of fascists in Germany. The same mission creep that ruins the world today with endless usury and war.

They are not jew, christian, buddhist, hindu, secularist, moslem. They are hateful tools of the old feudalists, the dark side, the families who have profited off every war and connived to form the Federal Reserve Board in 1913, whereby the U.S. became their latest captured debt slave.

They have one aim: power. They have one tool: money. They choose one weapon: mass slaughter and famine.

Globalists choose their accomplices carefully: reward them or kill them.

There's nothing new under the sun, said the ancient Greek philosophers, and Shakespeare wrote in greater depth about the contest of ideas: power brokers vs everyone else. Character or venality.



Good evening 'red arrow', ZHs very own cartoon person. Regards to your employer. Carry on...

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:57 | 3204935 reTARD
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Agreed. A pity the 99% will largely never understand this. The real people who run this world are not those in front of the curtain. Actually, their most powerful weapon may well be their creation/manipulation of language and propaganda (state-run/controlled education, media, and corporate advertising in respect to consumerism). They teach their history. To the victor goes the spoils. As is "his" story.

Here's a few simple differences:

Natural principles vs mandated laws

Natural vs Mandated (man-created)

Principles vs Laws

In order to "enforce" those mandated (man-created) laws, one (the State and their friends) most be elevated ABOVE the law. That's inequality right there. However the propaganda engrained in the people pretty much since birth blinds them to seeing natural concepts and principles. On one extreme we know that the Communist Party was above the law. On the other side of statism (believe in or the worship of a state or man-made lines in the sand called "countries"), it is much more subtle. The labels of "social worker" or "public service" are subtly trained into our minds as "good" things.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:05 | 3204953 newengland
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Yep. And George Orwell the former socialist explained the workings of statists, communists and globalists in his 'Nineteeneightyfour' novel. He only got the date wrong. He was a visionary.

Statists and his enemies have used his book as an instruction manual, rather than a warning. He wanted  a defence of the majority against the venal ways of kleptocracy.

We live in dangerous times. Stay close to family, friends, gold, silver, food and land. We shall overcome. That is the enduring promise of the Republic, for it is desired by every creed, color and religion. The many vs the venal few.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:23 | 3205006 reTARD
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True that. Actually I'm more of an Anarcho-Capitalist nowadays. It has taken quite some time to evolve here. I started as a statist, then to a minarchist (Constitutionalist/Republic) but finally realized the even the "best" small government of the Founding Fathers eventually by its nature becomes big government and hence an anarchist. Monarchy is single ruler as anarchy is no ruler.

I'm an Ayn Rand fan for her objectivist philosophy but in many areas even she falls way short just as the Founding Fathers did. The Founding Fathers should have stopped right at the "right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" just as Ayn Rand should have stopped at Galt's Gulch and not to return to establishing even a "minimum" government. I can see the point of and the temption of a "national defense" and "courts of arbitration," but because of our brainwashing I understand that it is much much more difficult to envision the possibility of competing, privately (hence self-enforcing) market of courts and localized defenses. Ayn Rand actually believes that there should be government to enforce IP (intellectual property like copyrights). I believe that violates her very own philosophy. Philosophy is the ultimate arbiter of consistence and universality. Hence principles must be universally applicable to every single person and hence natural. IP is one's property until he decides to share and profit from it.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:43 | 3205053 newengland
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Charity begins at home: family, friends, neighbors, gold, silver, for all, all for one, locally.

This globalist bull$shit only profits big banks, big government, old feudalists.

What does it take for a person to live happily and healthily? Rhetorical question.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:32 | 3205144 reTARD
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Consumerism. You just can't buy enough things to find happiness. /sarc

And yes family is natural and friends are voluntary.

Btw, Rand was panned and smeared by every establishment critic. That to me is a sign that she was onto something good. The good philosophers, or good anything, are the ones you'll never really hear about. Obviously, the establishment will push and publish all those they want us to see.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:15 | 3204839 RSDallas
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Brandon Smith is an idiot.  ZH you do not need this fringe bull crap.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:20 | 3205594 Clashfan
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Well how can anyone argue with that? Moron.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:59 | 3206366 MeBizarro
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Pretty much. 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:19 | 3204848 mudduck
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Good article. Well reasoned. Thanks.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:25 | 3204856 blindman
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the awful truth is the "best" of us will go along
for the sake of position and power , thereby creating
the debilitating and functional means of the future
"civilization" based on further fraud, stealing and genocidal
murder, that does not say much for the best of us.
it rather suggests that we are in the process of eliminating
something from the species that once was seen as sacred
and essential and that is part of the plan, eliminate
the competition, it is a monopolistic strategy that was
once recognized as detrimental and even "evil", not a
necessary evil but an outlawed and subversive evil.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:32 | 3204869 Bryan
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This story has already been told, and it doesn't end well.  Read The Revelation.


Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:02 | 3204952 Bandit und Buster
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"Doesn't end well" for whom?   Depends on who your talking about...

Read Matt 13: 36-43. 

and have to understand who the players are or you get the wrong plot.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:34 | 3204874 Ned Zeppelin
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Let freedom ring.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:03 | 3204890 dfwpike
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"...the Heritage Foundation (a socialist organization posing as conservative)..."

Can someone provide more info that supports the author's claim that the Heritage Foundation is a socialist organization?

Going once... going twice...

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:26 | 3205146 All Out Of Bubblegum
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By nature, collectivists are socialistic. Heritage Foundation is full of neo-cons, the nastiest bunch of socialists that America produced in the past 50 years.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:38 | 3205177 Harbanger
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By nature the US Constitution is anti-socialist you moron.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:55 | 3205208 dfwpike
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Good job Harbanger.  I'm new to posting on this site and am glad someone has my back.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:32 | 3205264 IridiumRebel
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Welcome to the ranks, son! HOO-AH!


Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:45 | 3205283 All Out Of Bubblegum
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> "I'm new to posting on this site"


But you're gonna tell us what's what, eh?


I'll bet you're one of those numerous bozos that think there's difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 13:14 | 3206598 samcontrol
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this bozo thinks there is one difference, stance on abortion . Don't really care , just saying.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:41 | 3205278 All Out Of Bubblegum
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Get real. The Heritage Foundation has about as much to do with the Constitution as McDonald's does to 16th century Japanese woodcuts. Jesus, you zipperheads are predictable. 

"It has the word 'heritage' in it! It's all about Murrica and shit so it's conservative!"

They're a Neocon front. Neocons are socialist. End of story.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 02:16 | 3205313 Harbanger
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You didn't say anything.  Neocons are progressives, we know who they are.  Tell me what you know kid, I'm going to show you how your momma was wrong in telling you how smart you were.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:21 | 3205597 Clashfan
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Someone has already done a great job of answering this challenge. Did you miss it, or are you just a flatulent butthead?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:47 | 3204901 Zer0head
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" I am talking about the Council On Foreign Relations,"


Trish Reagan of BBG ex of BS is a CFR member


LOL  LOL that must burn Tom that pompous pipe puffing bow tied pseudo econo keene's ass




Tommy want to join us at the CFR --  whoops... has anyone seen my bar of soap

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:53 | 3204925 Cosimo de Medici
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And in futbol news, Wasendorf PFG crushed Corzine MF by a score of fifty to nothing.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:03 | 3204954 Psquared
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I'm sure someone has already said this, but the global collapse has already happened. We are just too deep in denial and coverup to accept it. That, and the the fact that the sheer size and scope of the global economy means that it will take time to reach the entire planet.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:06 | 3204960 Zer0head
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anecdotal only but if the collapse has already happened how come my cable is still working?


Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:29 | 3205025 akak
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Have you looked at all the programming on cable lately?

If "Here comes Honey BooBoo!" and "My Redneck Vacation" are not a blazing sign of collapse (if not two of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse), then I don't know what is.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:39 | 3205276 Cosimo de Medici
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If any of the Horsemen saw those, they'd sell their mounts to the glue factory and walk....the other way.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:11 | 3204977 hardcleareye
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"the Heritage Foundation (a socialist organization posing as conservative),...." ROTFLMAO

Instead of "socialist" try this on for size....

In all societies an "organized minority" will dominate and rule over the "disorganized majority", there are only two classes in society, "the governing" (the organized minority) and "the governed" (the disorganized majority.

Further, a circulation of elites, which is a dialectical theory of constant competition between elites, with one elite group replacing another repeatedly over time.


Gaetano Mosca, considered to be the founding father of the Italian of "The Ruling Class".

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:17 | 3204998 newengland
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Choose your side of the barricade.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:36 | 3205168 All Out Of Bubblegum
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Which side has better benefits and more reasonable work schedules?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:12 | 3204978 AllWorkedUp
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Geez reading some of the comments makes it clear absolutely nothing has been learned from history. At least half the people will be perfectly willing to board the FEMA trains as long as there is promise of a better life.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 02:12 | 3205312 All Out Of Bubblegum
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I think some of these posters will be conductors on the FEMA trains.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:18 | 3204992 TruthBeTold
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Heritage Org is Socialist posing as Conservative... really?  On what basis is this statement made, other than rich people running it? Enlighten me.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:28 | 3205151 All Out Of Bubblegum
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Midge Dector. I rest my case.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:21 | 3205005 alfbell
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accounting 101: don't rain on my parade.

if you can conceive of something, then it is a possibility. what's wrong with evolving to a government that is more sane?

small government? how about the US government at its inception before it became perverted.



Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:29 | 3205009 TNTARG
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Sorry, double posted.


Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:28 | 3205022 TNTARG
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He's not theorizing: he's just describing. Very well. The article accurately describes what is going on, how, why.

There's Europe to prove it. They all say (politicians, the useful idiots except perhaps Beppe Grillo but I'm not so sure) "the only solution" is a "stronger Europe", a big one State with a central government. To resign sovereignity. (Bersani: PD. Partito Democratico. Detto "sinistra")

I could keep posting links. Look at the sources.

The same guys run all the show. From that to NWO...

Brandon Smith also enumerates the essential rules of tyranny:

1) Keep them afraid

2) Keep them isolated

3) Keep them desperate

4) Send out the jackboots

They've already created the European Police Force Eurogendfor.

One thing I can tell: Don't count on us. 

"Meglio un giorno da leone che cent'anni da pecora".

(It's always better to live a day as a lion than a hundred years as a sheep).


Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:29 | 3205027 world_debt_slave
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Playing in my head, Styx, Grand Illusion.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:59 | 3205096 newengland
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'Won't Get Fooled Again' (The Who). Another anthem of our times.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:34 | 3205033 stuman
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I'm not an expert, I haven't read as much as I'd like on social theory or even economic theory. 

But I know what I see and feel in the world of my today...and it's not good.

I don't know how things and events are going to ultimatly play out, but my guess and my heart of heart's makes me think that things 

are going to get a lot worse before they get better, in a multitude of ways.

I can't see how the fiat currency and increased debt to GDP globally can continue that much longer.

But I'm not an expert, perhaps there are ways to continue to kick the can down to road that I can't dream or comprehend.

The overwhelming "feeling" I have of the US and the world can be summed up in one word, "fragile" 

I feel like events are lining up and just waiting for the right push (or pull) and the downward spiral will commence.

I first believed that the problems we have was because of stupidity and incompetence, then I thought that no one or group can collectively be that dumb, so it has to be 


Is there a cabal or conspiracy of global elite bent on a no borders one world government? Not sure, maybe. My biggest problem with that is China, Russia and Muslims.

I find it very hard to believe that these three will ever give up their individual goals, doctrine and agenda.

They may band together for a time, as in the enemy of my enemy is my (temporary) friend and a means to an end...but "in" the end I don't see them turning over control to a central group collective type of ruling party.

But like I said, I'm no expert.

What I do see is the continued decay of stability and any thing that resembles ethics or a moral base. I see the continued rise of problems based largely out of good ole' fashioned greed and hubris.

And it seems to me that's enough to cause concern ;)  


Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:51 | 3205065 newengland
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I share your concern, and no one needs to be an 'expert'. We need only trust our own eyes and ears, the experience of our lives.

Re: China, Russia and Muslims.

The politburo of communist China, the oligarchs of rabid resource stealing Russia and the fascist Islam works very well with central banksters worldwide.

Follow the money. There you will see the reality of this horrid globalism, and how it cons the trusting masses: using national symbols and heart felt customs to corral the masses into the new feudalism which wants one thing: power and money for the few at the expense of the new debt slaves, worldwide.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:52 | 3205075 Westcoastliberal
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Say Stuman, I can sure relate; seems the deeper I dig the more shit I hit.  Check this out:

(Grammar on this is awful; he needs an editor. Content is A+)

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:01 | 3205094 stuman
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Thank you, I will.

Best Regards 

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:37 | 3205039 janchup
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Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:58 | 3205083 newengland
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'The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.' (Theodore Roosevelt) 

Those things came after the globalist communist fascist new world order was plotted with the founding of the Federal Reserve Board in 1913, a private corporation owned by the old money order of the old Britain and European banksters. It is not Federal. It has no reserves.

Germany is right to ask for its gold back, and Americans are stupid if they continue to trust the un-Federal non-Reserve Board and its paid puppets in CONgress.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:54 | 3205086 Obama4Ever
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The people pulling my strings are really nowhere near as smart as you give them credit for.

The world gets incrementally more complex. As things start to fail, temporary solutions are pursued. The points of fragility increase in number, and the fragility of the entire system increases. There is no need whatsoever for anyone to intentionally create the linchpins. They evolve naturally.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 06:52 | 3205502 TNTARG
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"linchpins. They evolve naturally."

One "naturally evolved" linchpin was 9/11.

No, wait, the Twin Towers and the Pentagon were attacked by bearded muslim terrorists so fucking capables to hijack four planes, tricking all security systems of the  most powerful army in the World, reaching Manhattan without interference as well as the Pentagon and so on and then they were so amazingly able to demolish the towers in such a way so that even into that Inferno an hijacker's passport was recovered inctact from near World Trade Center.

Kennedy was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald.

Lennon was  killed by Mark David Chapman.

Martin Luther King was killed by James Earl Ray.

All those lonely assassins.

"Plan Cóndor" never existed. CIA had nothing to do with the "golpes" in South America (especially with the chilean one) or with any other coup in the World.

Roosevelt didn't know about Pearl Harbor going to be attacked.

Those FED's nice guys... "The Congress established three key objectives for monetary policy in the Federal Reserve Act: Maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.[10] The first two objectives are sometimes referred to as the Federal Reserve's dual mandate.[11] Its duties have expanded over the years, and today, according to official Federal Reserve documentation, include conducting the nation's monetary policy, supervising and regulating banking institutions, maintaining the stability of the financial system and providing financial services to depository institutions, the U.S. government, and foreign official institutions.[12]" (WIKI).

And I am  little Red Riding Hood.


Fri, 02/01/2013 - 13:46 | 3206725 Obama4Ever
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Your examples are all just worms with a budget acting in secret, playing their little cowboys and indian games. Conspiracies are quite real, I grant that happily. How else could a fellow like me become president?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:12 | 3205117 eljuani
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One thing that always makes me laugh/cry in the head (?!) is how some Americans sometimes (relativity check) need to believe that there´s a hidden power behind it all that´s gonna make Globalism into a religion and use "the most atrocius military methodologies" . That already happened. Tt´s called NeoLiberalism. You see, the things that these Americans fear that will happen in their own land, are the things that America and their friends have been doing all over the world for centuries. And it´s not a conspiracy. Take for example South America. And think about the history of South America. If you´re an American, the probability is that you don´t know much about it. Even people in South America don´t know much about it. Especially during the 20th century. You´ll see (if you care to read about South American history) that the intervention of a Global Elite over Local Economies, sometimes resorting to the most atrocious military methodologies already happened in South America up until the 90`s. The Global Elite, that´s to say the first-world countries with interests in South America, even devised what was called OPERATION CONDOR. O PLAN CONDOR in Spanish. Google it. It was basically outsourcing "the most atrocius military methodologies", some of them learned at School of Americas to impose NeoLiberal regimes. Google all of that, and google about the methods of torture used in Argentina during the 70`s, like "picana". Funny enough, America fought THE SOCIALIST MENACE (BOOOO!!!!!) in South America. In fact, they killed Allende (google it), and blocked Cuba. America is one of the most right-wing countries in the world, by far. Even when it comes to conspiracy theorists. If you want to see atrocities and a global elite in the shadows, learn about the rest of the world and what your elites, your democratically (?!) elected presidents did and do all around the world. And then think about this: Americans don´t even have the chance of electing a left-wing government, it´s all democrats and republicans, with republicans being extreme right-wing and democrats right-wing and just sometimes center. If you think that democrats are lef that´s a good sign that you´re a right-wing american. There´s no democracy in your country, you can´t really choose. The Propaganda is so strong that to say SOCIALISM is like showing a fire to a monkey. "OOOOO! HE`S A SOCIALIST!!!! HITLER!!!!!". I know that there are people not so brainwashed in America, it´s just that there´s too much right-wing propaganda. You even play videogames with your army invading other countries or fighting invasions from NOT-AMERICA (BOOOOOO!!!!! ALIENS !!!!). It´s funny that some Americans want guns to defende themselves form tiranny, and all that 2nd Ammendment mumbo-jumbo, and at the same time they live at the center of the Global Elite. What would they do if they lived in Honduras for example, go to work in a Tank ? And if they lived in a shanty town in South America ? Would they carry bazookas ? The world tyranny already exists and it´s not socialism, it´s full-blown capitalism, with the most atrocious methodologies outsourced out of First World borders, interfering on Local Economies, imposing Foreign Policies, pillaging Natural Resources, creating Poverty and sometimes using Military Force. Just look outside the bubble.


Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:23 | 3205133 newengland
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Feudalism-socialism-communism-corporatism: the old world order, now rebranded as the new world order: globalism.


Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:33 | 3212009 eljuani
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Yes. Good Argument (?!). Very well exposed. Specially the "fool" part.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:31 | 3205159 Lore
Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:34 | 3205165 semperfi
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fuck off asshat

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:34 | 3212013 eljuani
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Yes, but asshatism is an ideology.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:39 | 3212018 eljuani
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It´s clear by the replies that no-one knows anything about South America´s history. Bubble boys psst.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:29 | 3205127 All Out Of Bubblegum
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To all of the ingenues and virgins that are getting a case of the vapors that ZH is presenting an article that dares to mention a conspiracy of the strong against the weak, perhaps you could read some Carroll Quigley in between your fainting bouts:

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences." 

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 03:28 | 3205375 ebworthen
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No doubt they are trying, and they will hang or be torn limb from limb.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:29 | 3205154 semperfi
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That would make a good fiction book or movie.  Not even close to how it will play out. 

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:42 | 3205186 JR
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Only a fool ignores the lesson of this important article.

And that lesson is that governments and world events are controlled and fashioned by powerful special interests. No better example exists than the actions taking place in the Middle East over the past two decades: the Iraq and Afghan wars, the “War on Terror,” the latest wars in North Africa and the takeover of American foreign policy to develop an American empire to serve the military-industrial complex and the interests of the international bankers.

These are not random developments; they were planned, engineered and executed by operatives. They were financed by American taxpayers through the offices of the Federal Reserve.

To lightheartedly excuse “Jews,” “Rothschilds,” et cetera, as some have on this blog is to misunderstand the density of Zionists and the financial leverage being exerted on the Congress and the Presidency to develop this American empire as a critical step in establishing world government.

The financial sector constantly works to establish world monopoly of resources and labor, by corrupting national sovereignties from the euro zone to the Mexican border and manipulation by central banks printing to harness the middle classes of the West in debt slavery while working for a single fiat currency that would support world dictatorship.

Europe and America today are in chaos because of these events.

To mock this scenario is to be seriously misinformed—or an operative.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:33 | 3205251 newengland
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Fair points, but it should be remembered that Zionists also slaughter jews, and many in Israel know this.

Arch globalist socialist fascist George Soros walked with Nazis who confiscated the property of jews in Nazi Germany, for example.

Corporate psychopaths want power, even more than money which can never sate their empty souls, the dark side of human nature.

Britain's most notorious spy ring beget in its finest university was groomed and funded by a Rothschild. Zionism is a militaristic supremacist fascism  - no friend to jew, gentile or any other decent person.

O'bomba is their House slave, no better than their field slaves.


Fri, 02/01/2013 - 00:53 | 3205207 JLee2027
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I seriously doubt the elite will be in office two weeks after the Great Collapse. They will either be dead or in hiding.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:09 | 3205228 Kingkongballs827
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Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:12 | 3205238 Mr. Magoo
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Whoever is behind this chaos (Illuminati, Fabian socialists, Club of Rome, Zionists or the CFR club take your pick) they are not building all these fully stocked and supplied underground bunkers for the general population. These physcos certainly intend to wipe out the general population off the face of the earth then they plan to come out of the hole when its over

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:33 | 3205263 newengland
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Yep, and they are even crazier than that. They think robots and technology will replace human beings, and serve them at minimal cost.

Problem: they blew up their own money system a bit too early, greed got the better of their underlings in banks...and so the NDAA signed by O'bomba on New Year's Eve 2012 is their insurance...they hope.

A short rope and long drop is too good for them.


Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:31 | 3205260 401K of Dooom
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Tyler, one thing you have to take into account is that the citizenry made a choice to go along with this Elitist ploy.  As an example, look at Social Security.  You are supposed to earn the right to collect from this program only after fourty quarters of employment.  Yet in 1935, the first recipients where collecting from this program after it had been enacted three years ago.  If you want to see how the masses claim they are brainwashed yet they made a conscious choice to embrace "the system", do the following.  Ask someone who is approaching retirement or who has retired how much money they are legally entitled to receive from Social Security.  Specifically, ask them how many years will they receive money from Social Security.  Ask them if they retire at 65 years and live to one thousand years, will they collect 935 years worth of payments?  I did that to an aunt of mine and she was dodging that question like a cat with an extra-loong tail in the middle of a field of leghold traps.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 01:44 | 3205280 newengland
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Social Security introduced in the 1930s...along with other honey traps. Forward!

Theodore Roosevelt said it right: a man with no education can steal from a train, but a man with a university education can steal the whole rail road.

Put another way: how to make a million? Give a bank a billion.

You have been duped, had, bamboozled, cheated.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:10 | 3205513 Accounting101
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You and the clown underneath me would to well not to comment on Social Security, or another other economic topic.

If your aunt collects SS for the next thousand years it will not make one bit of difference to you, other than the payroll tax you pay. SS never was nor will ever be a pension system. It merely gives our elderly a nominal amount so as not to starve or freeze to death. Workers today supply the funds ( no it's not unfunded) for the recipients of today. The moment SS takes in less than it pays out, there is an automatic cut in payouts, by law.

SS will never go bankrupt and the SS Trust Fund is not filled with "worthless paper".

There was an article yesterday that discussed how the lunatic fringe was becoming mainstream. Read the comments throughout this thread and you can see how right the author was.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 12:28 | 3206436 btdt
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Definition of 'Ponzi Scheme'

A fraudulent investing scam promising high rates of return with little risk to investors. The Ponzi scheme generates returns for older investors by acquiring new investors. This scam actually yields the promised returns to earlier investors, as long as there are more new investors. These schemes usually collapse on themselves when the new investments stop

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as long as there are new investors - like people with jobs not in the black and gray markets

as long as the admin costs are not high - like off balance sheet padding

as long as return rates are high enough - might need a stable monetary regime over many lifespans

as long as the demographic pyramid is steep enough.... get them borders open, no wait, we need taxpayers

what could possibly go wrong?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 02:26 | 3205332 mumcard
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Have you noticed with all the shootings that people are screaming for better mental healthcare treatment/control?  Didn't they charge dissidents in the USSR with mental illness and disappear them off to the gulag?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 02:33 | 3205342 TyrannoSoros Wrecks
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meh, they're overthinking the whole thing.
Obongo already has it set up to blame generic capitalist boogeymen (CEOs, business owners, the rich, etc) who didn't "pay their fare share". We'll hear the line "we tried capitalism and it didn't work" over and over again from the TV.
But the real scapegoats will be the Tea Party "bitter clingers" who voted for the obstructionist GOP who spent their whole time obstructing Obongo's attempt to fix the economy with their old-fashioned ideas of freedom and the Constitution.
America will be ground zero for the economic collapse and Obongo will tell the entire world it was all the fault of American conservatives.
And the whole world will fall for it.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 03:33 | 3205378 The Heart
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Well howdy folks!

Lots of good commentary as usual.

So ah,  maybe the next in the series here can be a giant list of actual doable solutions and every commenting soul on-board offering their best ideas towards this end?

Meanwhile, in the the great State of Colorado, here is their answer to a major problem and this is what comes from persistance in mantaning a squeky wheel until someone fixes it. Never underestamate the uneducated power of the pen. Here now we see the sheriffs are drawing the line in the sand at the state borders and just saying N-O!

And, at any time, each Colorado county Sheriff can call up thousands of very well armed deputized experienced posse members from the community. Multiply this times how many counties in Colorado and it is what the Colorado Constitution calls the militia! Hey NY and DC clowns, you want Colorado's guns, go and get them. Lol...and lets add to that the great states of Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Oklahoma, Idaho, North and South Dakota, and a few others coming aboard also fast. They talk about a civil war. Like to see all those city folks that have never fired a gun trying to go after seasoned cowboys and three generations of war vets in the high country where most are native born at. Lol...Colorado Sheriffs Rock!

So again, back to viable solutions and a calling to the group here for some real answers. And yes, the divide and control methodology is also so dinosaur. May we realize a common goal of good life again and maybe steer the ship back in to the direction of true justice, and some good old fashioned prosperity for all?



Fri, 02/01/2013 - 03:54 | 3205396 luckylongshot
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While the coming collapse is inevitable and the hands of the elite are clear to see the outcome is unpredictable. It seems the elite want slavery for the 99% but the 99% may wake up at some point and prevent that from happening....fingers crossed.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 04:24 | 3205412 AnAnonymous
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In 'american' societies, the elite does the bidding of their master, We The People, aka the 'american' middle class.

What is happening is that their servants have troubles applying pratical 'american' solutions to keep We The People in all their entitlements.

The 'american' middle class has simply exhausted the natural environment. The world can no longer sustain them.

No matter how talented the ruling servants to We The People are.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 04:20 | 3205408 AnAnonymous
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This 'american' author crossed borders some time ago.

The great talent of 'americans' at work here

what better way to simplify the world than to end national sovereignty, dissolve all borders, and centralize nation states under a single economic and political ideal?

A center but no borders? How comes? Another nice display of the 'american' trait, ability of stating one thing and one opposite in the same breath.

As expected, this 'american' author can not face the very fact that his beloved 'americanism' guarantees for sure that this project never happens.

'Americanism' is a story of exclusion. The included 'americans' fare on the existence of excluded.

So this author has to paint a different future than the one bound to happen. How terrible an outcome that can not happen would be. The human kind should be grateful to 'americans' for preserving them from that desesperate future.

In reality, there is no other future currently than an 'american' future. And the only way 'americans' know to try and sell this 'american' future as bright is to invent impossible futures that would be so worse if they were to happen.

Welcome to the 'american' world, a world where fantasy is the ultimate shelter from reality.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:42 | 3212032 eljuani
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Fri, 02/01/2013 - 04:30 | 3205419 aleph0
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@Brandon Smith 

Interesting article .. Thx.


I guess you've read the 1991 Novel "FLICKER" by Theodore Roszak  ... with an old (missing) German filmaker  named "Max Castle" as the central character in the plot - that discovered the technique of implanting thoughts and ideas into people's minds via the media of Film ? ... and his disciple that sees the future of mind manipulation on a TV in every living room ?

Not sure, but I read somewhere that the Novel was maybe based on a real story ( not just created to sell the book ).
Oh wait .... :-)




Fri, 02/01/2013 - 05:18 | 3205451 Karl von Bahnhof
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They will do that.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:08 | 3205514 theprofromdover
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I think they forget something.

Let's say I am a middle-aged businessman, good at my job, resourceful, slightly past my prime but remember a time not so long ago when I was fit and mobile and adventurous. Let's say I have a big mortgage and was trying to build a healthy pension. So, I am inside the system, basically trying to behave and pay my debts, working for a dream.

One day soon, the truth of the frailty of the financial system, compounded by the greed of a section of society, explodes in my face. My lovely house is worth nothing, the little weekend retreat unsellable, our savings devalued to dust by inflation, our pension savings vaporized by banker theft, our disposable income swallowed by taxes.

At that point me and a million others wake up, stop trying to be good citizens, forget the career plans and social lives, and get busy. If people like me stop believing in traditional values in society, give up on the government, the tax collectors, the corporations, the media and the law, the bad guys better watch out. We are experienced and resourceful, and we are inexhaustable. We are the guys who work 18hrs a day.

Big business didn't build this country, us folks did. Might even re-build it.


Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:26 | 3205531 matrix2012
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Excellent article, Brandon Smith!!

and this article will be better again if you put in some efforts to write about the HIGHER LAYER (or layers) who supervise and control all the RAND Corporation, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Trilateral Commission, the TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE Of Human Relations in London (the Mother of All mind control organizations), the Heritage Foundation, the Bilderberg Group, and all other freaking organizations and institutions.

Anyhow, my BIG THUMBS UP!!  +100


OBTW, wonder ZHers notice following news, which is embargoed at the corporate mainstream media :)


Hacked emails reveal ‘Washington-approved’ plan to stage chemical weapons attack in Syria (29 Jan 2013)

Alleged hacked emails from defense contractor Britam reveal a plan “approved by Washington” and funded by Qatar to stage a chemical weapons attack in Syria and blame it on the Assad regime, fulfilling what the Obama administration has made clear is a “red line” that would mandate US military intervention.


One particular leaked email, obtained by a hacker in Malaysia, was of special interest. In it David Goulding (Britam Defence’s Business Development Director) reminded his fellow co-founder Philip Doughty about an offer made by Washington via a group of Qataris: to transport what seemed to be a Soviet era chemical weapon into Syria, using sub contracted Russian speaking Ukrainian mercenaries.


We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.
We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have. They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.
Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion? Kind regards David



The fact that the plan involves delivering a CW (chemical weapon) that is “similar to those Assad should have,” clearly suggests that the idea is to stage a false flag chemical weapons attack that could be blamed on Assad by Gulf states like Qatar and NATO powers.

If the claim that such as plot was “approved by Washington” can be verified, then the Obama administration is complicit in a war crime.

According to Cyber War News, which details the process of how the emails were hacked and includes screenshots of the leaked documents, the hack also uncovered, “extremely personal information,” including copies of passports of Britam employees, some of whom appeared to be mercenaries.

A full list of all the hacked documents can be found here!



Read the rest here


Interestingly :-), the news about the security breach of the military contractor Britam Defense was NOT reported by ANY MAINSTREAM MEDIA. Instead it was shared through blogs, communities of hackers and social platforms.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 17:53 | 3207640 Clothcap
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matrix2012, Only one email of interest from  a 200mb archive. Syrians suggest it's a set up to be discredited later and so devalue the credibility of SEA hacked mails.

Myself, I see NATO saying the Syrian gov't has no chem weapons as far as NATO knows, Obama holding back on backing the terrorists and so on. Something deeper going on maybe, pulling the rug on neurotic psycho Netanyahu is one thought.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:26 | 3205534 poldark
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Catastrophic' EU exit would leave City defenceless against regulatory attack European regulators have the means to shut down key parts of London’s financial centre at a stroke if Britain left the European Union and would not hesitate to do so, leading central bank experts have warned.

I wonder what Tyler's take on this is?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:53 | 3205553 falak pema
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Rand Corporation and the MIC futurist hegemony thinking was best epitomised by that satiric film Dr Strangelove; which inspired its main character based on Herman Kahn, prominent theoretician of nuclear war escalation and Nam Hawk.

Kubrick met Kahn and used his ideas to introduce the Doomsday Machine of Bland COrporation in his satire; to the great joy of all those who lived in the 60s. Rand Corporation became an awesome ominous joke for our generation. 

Look at its roster : Von Neuman, Kissinger, Condy Rice, Rumsfeld...all those who have made US policy and been the hawks of MIC have passed thru its doors, as with the Hudson Institute founded by Herman K, it first and most prolific hawk.

RAND Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Herman Kahn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is really confused, and as usual ZH presents us a theoretician that plays at Kaiser Sauzee; decrying the obvious MIC hegemony matrix that has built this sterile Pax Americana, in ALL three key domains of Weapons/OIL/Finance, as in Agro/Pharma.

All the while destroying its OWN destructuring oriented logic by coming up with a dubious solution : the MArket forces! 

How can this Oligarchy market, controlled by DC/FED/TBTF, perpetrator of financial derivatives WMD mayhem, be the solution?

Niether RAND nor the WS are the solution. They ARE the problem.

The solution is with the first world people to take back their government institutions. 

The ONLY way! Wake up!

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:17 | 3205588 Khannea
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The coooonstant shrill annoying whining about this straw man construct called "socialism" the article parades around. Maybe "witchcraft serving Satan" would serve you better,

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:38 | 3205589 Clothcap
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Here's where I think half a bill is going wrong. Following the famous misdirection of magicians he is pointing at actions carried out by implementers and disparaging top down proponents. What I think he is missing is that they (the conductor(s) ) give objectives not plans. The seeming actions half bill alludes to are sometimes incompetent implementations and likely what the what the conductor(s) want us to see.
Maybe lieutenants like Rockefeller, Soros, Bernanke etc select from the plans offered by the think tanks and use their direct influence (e.g. Soros funding via societies to the various colour revolutions) and indirect through such as Bilderberg attendees and freemason members.
But I agree that something has fkt up and my best guess is a split at or near the top over the next step for implementation of global gov't (Vatican v. banksters?), maybe nuke war with billions wiped and financial chaos with accompanying starvation and engineered deadly flu virii are objected to.
The protocols come pretty damn close to an accurate multi-generation master plan, if one exists. Lionel Rothschild is credited with creating the original doc. If I was in charge of a gov't in any of the main capitals I'd have the centres of power, control and learning, libraries etc checked for tunnels and "gunpowder" (to coin a metaphor) as such is specified in the protocols to combat resistance to implementation of a supranational puppet gov't.
Just in case.

Thanks for including this essay in your blog Tyler, another piece of the jigsaw now visible, I asked Rand on twitter how it pleads. :) And thanks to whoever mentioned SAIC -
"SAIC personnel were instrumental in pressing the case that weapons of mass destruction existed in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, and that war was the only way to get rid of them. When no weapons of mass destruction were found, SAIC personnel staffed the commission set up to investigate how American intelligence could have been so disastrously wrong, including Gordon Oehler, the commission's deputy director for review a 25-year CIA veteran, Jeffrey R. Cooper, vice president and chief science officer for one of SAIC's sub-units and Samuel Visner, a SAIC vice president for corporate development who had also passed through the revolving door and back to the NSA."

(Is there any way to sort out the comments so a late thread comment doesn't end up in a half inch wide box?)

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 09:12 | 3205718 Onohymagin
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What is seen as conspiracy may in fact be 'emergent flocking behavious'. In effect a swarm of arseholes following simple rules ie |grab all you can|, |fuck the rest of them|, |serfdom really is the birthright of the non chosen|, etc, etc. Trick is to get this 'elite' flock to fly into the depths of hell were they belong.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 09:22 | 3205748 imaginalis
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Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:23 | 3206219 Atticus Finch
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I think there is a problem with throwing around terms like Socialism or Keynesianism or Communism/Marxism. And that is if you examine the philosopies, your inevitable conclusion is that none of them have been implemented in the manner the philosophers described. We don't know what Marxism looks like but we do know the tyranny of Stalinism/Leninism. If you examine Marx closely, his description of the labor/value principle is highly moral.

Keynes would roll over in his grave with the way Keynesianism is bandied around when what is really going on in the US today is wholesale ownership of the government by an oligarchy that is morally bankrupt and a government that allows it to syphon off the national Treasury without a single prosecution. This is neither Keynsianism or Capitalism but psychopathic behavior that is being carried out against the citizens of the United States, much in the same way as our sociopathic "wars of liberation" are obliterating societies around the world. It's not Keynesianism or Capitalism, it's tyranny following a coup de'tat.

This is all in the same way as referring to Christopher Columbus and the conquistadors as Christians as they committed genocide throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. There was no way that what they did had any bearing on Christian beliefs. Christianity was the cloak for greed, power and human annihilation.

I think rather than throwing around terms of "isms" what we are talking about is tyranny, and tyrants will use any leveraged "ism" to destroy humanity and the planet, such as what the United States has been doing for the last 200 years. Check out Howard Zinn's, History of the American People for reference.

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 13:58 | 3206749 pipes
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We know what the "ism's" look like in theory - as written by their progenitors. We also have the benefit (?) of having seen the "ism's" in practice - as executed by real humans (NOT idealized, theoretical minds which mirror the "logic" of the progenitors).


We have never seen these "ism's" implemented in the manner the philosophers described - nor will we ever. Reality - and all the failings of "real" minds belonging to "real" people - trumps theory every time.


"Reality" has proven them failures where "theories" never could

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:40 | 3206281 Atticus Finch
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I think there is a problem with throwing around terms like Socialism or Keynesianism or Communism/Marxism. And that is if you examine the philosopies, your inevitable conclusion is that none of them have been implemented in the manner the philosophers described. We don't know what Marxism looks like but we do know the tyranny of Stalinism/Leninism. If you examine Marx closely, his description of the labor/value principle is highly moral.

Keynes would roll over in his grave with the way Keynesianism is bandied around when what is really going on in the US today is wholesale ownership of the government by an oligarchy that is morally bankrupt and a government that allows it to syphon off the national Treasury without a single prosecution. This is neither Keynsianism or Capitalism but psychopathic behavior that is being carried out against the citizens of the United States, much in the same way as our sociopathic "wars of liberation" are obliterating societies around the world. It's not Keynesianism or Capitalism, it's tyranny following a coup de'tat.

This is all in the same way as referring to Christopher Columbus and the conquistadors as Christians as they committed genocide throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. There was no way that what they did had any bearing on Christian beliefs. Christianity was the cloak for greed, power and human annihilation.

I think rather than throwing around terms of "isms" what we are talking about is tyranny, and tyrants will use any leveraged "ism" to destroy humanity and the planet, such as what the United States has been doing for the last 200 years. Check out Howard Zinn's, History of the American People for reference.

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 02:38 | 3210507 Newsboy
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Who noticed that he got Mortgage Backed Securities mixed up with "Derivatives"?

That hurts the development of his thesis.

One can't really accept the logic, however appealing, when there is such a glaring misunderstanding at the core of the argument.

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