Guest Post: The U.S. Economy Is Now Dangerously Detached From Reality

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Submitted by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market

The U.S. Economy Is Now Dangerously Detached From Reality

Recently I was asked to give a presentation on the current state of the global economy to a local group of concerned citizens here in Northwest Montana.  I was happy to oblige but when composing my bullet points I realized that, in truth, there were no legitimate economic numbers to examine anymore.  You see, financial analysts have traditionally used multiple indicators of employment, profit, savings, credit, supply, and demand in their efforts to divine the often obscured facts of our financial system.  The problem is, nearly every index we used in the past, every measure of capital flow and industry, is absolutely useless today. 

We now live in an entirely fabricated fiscal environment.  Every aspect of it is filtered, muddled, molded, and manipulated before our eyes ever get to study the stats.  The metaphor may be overused, but our economic system has become an absolute “matrix”.  All that we see and hear has been homogenized and all truth has been sterilized away.  There is nothing to investigate anymore.  It is like awaking in the middle of a vast and hallucinatory live action theater production, complete with performers, props, and sound effects, all designed to confuse us and do us harm.  In the end, trying to make sense of the illusion is a waste of time.  All we can do is look for the exits…

There is some tangible reality out there, but it is difficult to find, and there are few if any mainstream numbers to verify.  One has to remember always that the fundamental world of money and trade revolves around real people and real circumstances.  No matter how corrupt our economic system is, as long as there are human beings, there will always be supply and demand that cannot be hidden.  We have to look past the “official numbers” and look at the roots of trade.  Where has demand fallen?  Where has supply diminished?  Where are the tangible goods and needs and how have they changed?

Let’s first start with the mainstream version of our system, looking at each aspect of the economy that no longer represents the truth of our situation…

Employment, Savings, And Debt

Much of this information is old news to those of us in the Liberty Movement, who tracked the progress of the global collapse long before the general public even knew of its existence.  However, it is useful to take a step back and look at the basic picture every once in a while. 

According to numbers issued by the Department of Labor, weekly unemployment reports have dropped to a five year low, and the overall employment rate is holding at 7.9%.  This would seem to be a vast improvement over the dreadful bloodletting in the system only a few years ago.  Has the private Federal Reserve and the Obama Administration really done it?  Have they turned back the tide on the greatest fiscal crisis the U.S. has seen since the Depression?

No.  They haven’t. 

They have only changed how the data is disseminated to the public. In order to understand how the employment statistics con is being engineered, it is important to understand the difference between “Adjusted” and “Unadjusted” numbers.

Labor Department data is “seasonally adjusted”, using a series of statistical assumptions including something called “Trend Cycle Analysis”.  Trend Cycle Analysis is, basically, a sham, but a sham put together in a very complex and confusing manner.  If you ask a mainstream economist what it is, you’ll likely get a three hour long dissertation filled with financial babble and very little concrete explanation.  So let me break it down as simply as I can…

Imagine that you are going to estimate how much profit you plan to make in a particular month, but you don’t just consider your current pay rate and pop it into a calculator; you also throw in the possibility of a few pay raises, an inheritance from a grandma who might kick the bucket, and, your exaggerated expectations of the entire year’s profit on top of that.  You may also take into account future bad weather, a mugging, a nuclear war….whatever.  All hypothetical situations not based in reality.  Basically, you decide that a particular trend in your income is inevitable, then, mold your statistical analysis around that assumption.      

When your real profit numbers come in (the unadjusted numbers) and they do not meet your expectations, you simply change them according to what you believe SHOULD have happened.  If you insist that your profits are going to go up for the year, and they go down for a couple months instead, you change the variables you use to calculate the statistical average so that the results match your expectations, assuming that it will all balance out in the end.

Now, this sounds utterly insane for the common person out there trying to make a living.  If you ran your household this way, without accepting the cold hard unadjusted numbers in front of you, you’d find yourself broke and on the street in no time.  Unfortunately this is EXACTLY how our government handles most financial data; by coming to a final conclusion before hand, and then forcing the numbers to fit that conclusion.

This is why in February of 2013, “adjusted” first week unemployment rate was reported at 366,000 – a 5000 person drop from the week before.  A seeming improvement in the trend.  But, unadjusted numbers came in at 386,176 – a 16,000 person spike from the week before.  When one examines real unemployment numbers, he finds that the divergence between the adjusted and unadjusted statistics is growing larger with each passing quarter.  That is to say, the contradiction is becoming so blatant between the hard numbers and the Labor Department’s fantasy numbers that one must question whether or not the government is lying to us outright about the state of the economy (hint – they are lying). 

These same methods are used by the government to calculate progress in the housing market, disposable income, etc. 

The claim of “recovery” in the jobs market simply doesn’t jive with other indicators, like 2012 Christmas retail, which had the worst showing since the crash in 2008 (and these are still mainstream numbers!):

Average household savings continue to scrape the bottom of the barrel, indicating that the public is not spending or withholding cash.  They are simply broke:

And the overall GDP of the U.S. contracted in the fourth quarter of 2012 for the first time in three years (again, according to official numbers, meaning the reality is much worse):

The downturn in consumption and industry also seems to be supported by the Baltic Dry Index, a measure of global shipping and rates.  The BDI has fallen to near historic lows THREE TIMES in the past year, which to my knowledge, has never happened before.  In the past, the BDI has been a strong prophetic indicator of future market volatility.  Usually, around a year after a severe decline in the index, a dangerous economic event takes place.  The BDI made its first sharp drop to all time lows at the end of January 2012, exactly a year ago. 

U.S. household debt was recently reported to have fallen to a 29 year low, but the ratio used by the Federal Reserve applies a statistic for disposable income that is derived from the Trend Cycle boondoggle method.  While markets cheer, the truth is, the only reason household debt obligations have fallen at all is because bank lending and credit issuance remains frozen.  Consumer debt falls when there is no money to borrow.  In fact, the Federal Reserve actually pays large banks NOT to lend to the public; an activity which was exposed by Dennis Kucinich in 2009 on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  An activity that continued through 2012:

Keep in mind, one of the primary arguments the Federal Reserve used when promoting the bailout concept was that it would “free up credit markets” so that lending could pick up again and fuel a recovery, and yet, at the same time, they were paying banks to NOT lend.

Meanwhile, the supposed job recovery has produced an astonishing increase in welfare recipients in the U.S., including a record 46 million Americans on foodstamps (approximately 15% of our population):

If we are to apply any “trend” to our calculations on overall economic health, then we should include the extreme level of government handouts, and poverty levels which are now at all time highs.  The facts are undeniable; the number of people who have much less than they did in 2008 has grown.  How then could the U.S. be considered “in recovery”?

National Debt And The Fiat Lie

With the Dow Index hovering near highs of 14,000 our system truly looks to be on a rocket ship to pre-2008 money market bliss.  In a mere five years we have returned to equity spikes that stagger the mind and the wallet.  At least, that’s how it all appears…

What needs to be taken into account, though, is the amount of fiat money being created by the Federal Reserve, and how much of that printed pixie dust currency is fueling our magical flight to Neverland.  Since 2008, our official national debt has increased from $10 trillion to $16.4 trillion, and some estimate $17 trillion to $18 trillion by the end of 2013 (unless, of course, a collapse occurs).  Which means our national debt, which took decades to reach the $10 trillion mark, will have nearly doubled in only six years! 

So, what has a doubling of our national debt in such a short span of time bought us?  Well, credit markets remain frozen, property markets remain stagnant, poverty is at historic levels, welfare recipients are at epic highs, and consumer activity and GDP is back at 2008 lows.  Where did all that printed money go?  Where was it spent?  To answer that question, we only need to find what area of the economy has seen the most positive (or fantastical) activity.  What sector is seeing a massive boost while the rest tumbles?

I suggest that a large portion of QE1 through QE3 has gone to prop up the stock market, and nothing else.  I suggest that American taxpayers are fronting the bill for the equities bonanza we see today.  I suggest that the Dow is being used as a Red Herring to distract the populous for as long as possible while real assets are being snapped up and hoarded by international banks and foreign entities.  I suggest that we are being leached dry and that the parasites are almost ready to move on…

When will it all end?  Perhaps sooner than many people think.  The decision by D.C. to delay talks on the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” until March may not be coincidence.  Extensive cuts in federal spending are absolutely necessary and cannot be dismissed forever, but, because the last vestiges of our system that still operate do so through government money, such cuts will cause immediate damage to the economy, including possible default and dollar devaluation.  Refusal to make cuts will result in credit downgrades, currency inflation, and a loss of the greenback’s world reserve status.  There is no “right” way out of this quandary. 

When this collapse is initiated, it would certainly behoove all parties involved, including central banks, international banks, and criminal politicians, to have a scapegoat handy for the citizenry to direct their rage at.

Event Horizon Economics

An “Event Horizon” in physics is a moment or singularity in spacetime at which a gravitational pull becomes so great that there is no way to escape it.  It is a point of no return.  I believe America’s economy has reached its own Event Horizon.  Our system is now entirely fiat driven, with very little or no true economy left.  Without constant injections from the Fed, and perpetually low interest rates, the country would implode tomorrow.  This is not recovery.  Actually, I’m not sure what to call it. 

Today, independent economic analysts cannot look to the numbers to determine future trends.  Most are fake, and the rest are ugly, and I’m not sure much else can be said in their regard.  Instead, we must now look to events, rather than statistics, because our country has been maneuvered into a position of utmost frailty.  Like an avalanche shelf waiting for that perfectly timed disturbance to trigger its roaring collapse.  All that is needed is a macro-crisis, and it is no great feat for such a thing to be created in our tension filled global environment.

War in Syria and Iran leading to a tripling of energy prices.  Sanctions and strife with North Korea leading to Chinese economic retribution.  Conflict between China and Japan, again leading to Chinese economic warfare and perhaps real warfare.  An opportune “cyber attack” which could be used as an excuse for a market crash and even an internet shutdown.  A “political impasse” between Reps and Dems which leads to a default of U.S. credit.  Any one of these catastrophes could easily occur (with a little nudge from some well placed people) and feed a wider global tragedy.  The important thing to remember is that while this event will be blamed for the breakdown, it was international banks, the Federal Reserve, and elements of our own government that made the domino effect possible.  They put the pieces in place.  The act that knocks them over is secondary.

I have spent the past seven years writing about “potential” threats to our overall system, but these dangers were always just beyond our sight.  Just around the corner.  Today, it is as if the journey is over, and all those threats have materialized right before my eyes as real, and imminent.  I am watching that which I warned of come to fruition, and this is certainly not a pleasant thing.  What is valuable, though, is what we have all done in the Liberty Movement with the time that we had.  From when I began writing for the movement until now, I have seen an overwhelming increase in public awareness.  It may not be obvious to newer activists, but it is there all the same.  While we still face disparaging odds, and millions upon millions of oblivious bystanders, there is, amidst these darker moments, a steadfast community of free men and women forming.  I have full faith in the future.  Much more so than I ever did before.  Our economy may be detached from reality, but our endeavors as individuals will not be.  Our resolve will be the great game changer.  Not fiscal calamity.

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debtor of last resort's picture

Come on bitchez, this thread gives you extra Fema bonus points. And a free Bernank mantits poster in your locker.

michael_engineer's picture

The author states "I realized that, in truth, there were no legitimate economic numbers to examine anymore."

The economy is, and always has been underpinned by the flows of energy and natural resources. Any analysis strongly based on those concepts and trends will find the core truths and core values no matter what other bullshit and turds are floated from the "bulls" and their enablers.

What's the best method of dealing with a turd? Conventional southern wisdom dictates that you can't polish a turd, which many economists seem bent on doing to the chagrin of many. So courtesy flush the turd already for Pete's sake.

sgt_doom's picture

Bullcrap, phony baloney --- you are stating a truism to counter the klepto-plutocracy ruling today in America --- can't overlook reality, dood!

To use an imaginary fallacy --- look to the concrete, but ignore the weeds growing through and destroying it --- is specious and ignorant.

Sure, energy is the basis of everything; but layering on endless layers of corrupt bullcrap by those who enjoy the "divine right" of money creation, the transnational capitalist class -- is pure disinformation, sweetie pie!

sgt_doom has correct his faulty thinking once again

centerline's picture

+1.  A truth within a lie.  Does it really have any merit.  I wager not - at least in the grand scheme.  But the author must be commended for the step in the right direction.

devo's picture

Agree stocks are overpriced. Problem is there's nowhere else to go. Cash and bonds (both debt instruments) are bubbles and housing will die another death shortly. That leaves stocks and PMs/commodities. Maybe. Who the fuck knows.

Meat Hammer's picture

I'd go with the ones that have been used as money for 5,000 years or so.  

proLiberty's picture

When the Federal Reserve Corporation buys 75% of the Federal government debt issued in February and about half of the federal spending is financed by debt and about 25% of Walmart's sales and profits come from recipients of government welfare benefits, what percent of consumer goods companies like P & G are financed by air-backed money, and what percent of S & P 500 profits are elevated because of massive levels of money printing, and what would the DJI or S & P 500 index fall to should the money printing stop?  


In other words, how much of the present level of the S & P 500 index is pure hot air?


devo's picture

Probably 50%.

Everyone is going to lose, it's just a matter of losing the least, which is tantamount to winning the most. So will people lose more in stocks or sitting in cash? So far more purchasing power has been lost by sitting in cash. Figure 5 years @ 5-8% inflation. It's going to take a 40% correction in stocks for them to lose out to cash. Definitely possible. All of this is about timing. Everyone knows cash is bad. I think those sitting on it are "waiting for the big one" and then they'll buy. Might not come for a while, though. England and Japan have been doing similar things for decades.

Redhotfill's picture

Joco Homo were all Devo---De Evolution.  My metals are all up silver, gold, brass, lead and copper.  Black rifle prices have never been higher!

GeorgeHayduke's picture

It's not just the economy. Most Americans themselves are quite detached from reality with nearly everything in their daily lives.

TheMerryPrankster's picture

The whole point of television is to paint a false reality and then program the viewers to beleive it.

No one lives like they do on TV and no one can solve their problems with the solutions given on television.

It is a fantasy and most people are delusional because they think it is real.

Between pyscho-meds and televsion the drones are programmed to stay on the treadmll for that carrot that they can never have and they can't understand why it doesn't work like on tv.

Turn off your television and sell it to some sucker and began to see the world you live in.

q99x2's picture

If someone doesn't put these fuckers into prisons soon something will turn on them big time. They are idiots.


willwork4food's picture

If someone doesn't do a Christopher Dorner on those fuckers they will escape to their private islands with our money and leaving us the canned spam (that will cost $45).

Redhotfill's picture

Prisons! lol  They need to be on the wrong side of the dirt.  Thats the only way to stop this kind of scum.

Monedas's picture

While conventional control freak communists seek to control the internet in the classic ways of censorship .... the Paul Krugman, Ben Bernanke elites have found a better way .... let the information revolution drown out significant commentary .... by flooding the media with MDB and Chris Hedge inanities .... the wisdom of Monedas is lost in the roar of the low information types !

Monedas's picture

In the land of the poor .... the EBT nigger is king !

trendybull459's picture

USA economy detached from reality because you sent us spy from Central Bank,now Holly Land in troubles:

ramacers's picture

obvious the setup for big-time (well beyond great depression) tanking of economy is underway. stalinism is in sight. get the ar-15 and bigger tooling/ammo  shops underground right now. homeland sec. stockpiling ammo.

Monedas's picture

You did hear Rush .... about the "lady" .... whose $200 purse was stolen .... inside were her credit cards, $800 in cash and her food stamps ?

Freddie's picture

Limbaugh has become a chickshit sellout because he is scared of O like everyone else.  He is pimping for amnesty RINO Rubio.  He could have had the guts to say the elections was stolen. Instead he talks about Apple's shit and the Steelers. 

F the NFL, TV and Hollywood.  

Meat Hammer's picture

None of the radio talking heads ever mention The Fed.  Chicken shits.

Freddie's picture

They are all Operation Mocking Bird puppets.  Beck is about the only one who is even close. he does talk about gold.  the other just take gold company ads.   LOL!  Tyler has a Lear capital banner ad next to my post with a bar of shiny gold.  ;-)

Limbaugh talks about his jet, golf, the suck a*s Steelers (who gives a shit about ball sports - bread and circuses), Apple's crap and other nonsense.  He also actually pimps all the scum on TV.

F TV, Hollywood and the NFL.  It is for retards and serfs.


lakecity55's picture

+100, Freddie!

I only now sometimes listen to Rush to see what he is pimping for Mockingbird.

Schnitt, th ex-shock jock, is the latest mbird asset.

If Rush told the Truth, he'd be dead of a heart attack in 24 hours, probably from that young minder chick they put with him.

willwork4food's picture

Damn Freddie, you must have been real fun during Super Bowl Sunday! Party-pooper!


Monedas's picture

I know we need a "Right Wing Chris Hedges" .... but, Rush get's trashed and he's just a Reagan Republican ?  Look how they treat RP and the Tea Party .... any volunteers  ?

Freddie's picture

Rush was over for me when he went Amnesty with RINO Rovian/Bush RINO Marco Rubio.   also after the elction he failed to talk about massive vote fraud and said GOP voters never showed up. This was the lie all the RINO fake conservative talkers started spewing.

He likes his mansion, jets, stupid Apple junk, and other crap.  He is a waste of time now.  O probably gave him the heart attack or Breitbart warning in Hawaii to make sure he would toe the line.  He is.

Nostradalus's picture

Rush was ALWAYS a waste of time from the beginning. i think it's called "controlled opposition". also he is the biggest fucking hypocrite around. "Believe in humanity, not an individual human." nostradalus@twitter

Conax's picture

His response to the 911 truth movement was to call everyone 'kooks'.  He would make sure he called them that at least once every day for a year or two.

That's when I gave up on the dumbass.

sethstorm's picture

I have, they do make great music.  Never heard of them talking about politics though.

Redhotfill's picture

Well thats complete made up BS because there are no physical food stamps.  Its all electronic.

WTFUD's picture

She's no "lady" dude , you forgot to mention the "clit" ring. Also the $800 was mine, bitch slipped me a mickey finn. Darnit

Monedas's picture

The new reality .... it now pays for whites to mug blacks !

willwork4food's picture

That's kind of funny. Around these parts of the woods there are a lot of very well-educated, wealthy,  connected Black Folks.

Meat Hammer's picture

The black market economy is working I hear................allegedly.

sethstorm's picture

That can be fixed.  It's not as if things cannot be made untrackable.

sethstorm's picture

This is what happens when you let business think that it's OK for them to be entitled at everyone else's cost.

Monedas's picture

Every time I use the word "nigger" .... I get noticed .... with lots of "arrow action" .... it's better than being ignored ?

earleflorida's picture

"Mr. & Mrs. Mayer [Moses] Amschel & Gutle [Solomon Schnaper] Bauer" __ "The Rothschild's"

Quoting Gutle... "If my sons did not want wars, there would be none."

Quoting Abraham Lincoln... "In a statement before Congress, President Lincoln states, 'I have two great enemies, the southern army in front of me, and the financial institutions in the rear. Of the two, the one in the rear is my greatest foe." __ April 14, 1865 less than two months before the end of the Civil War,... Lincoln is assassinated-- the Civil War ends May 24, 1865 ** Lincoln openly refused the High % Interest rates demanded/ offered by the British Bankers to finance America's post Civil War expenses [Rothschild's Bank! BOE?].

Quoting President J.A. Garfield... "Whomever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce... and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate." *{this was spoken/stated publicly two weeks before he is assassinated, having held office for only 100 days [1881]}  

Finally, 'The Fruits of Jekyll Island: The creation of Frankenstein, aka. "Federal Reserve Banking [private] System Act, and the 'ADL'... thank you, Woody?     Quote: "The Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the president signs this Bill, the invisible government of the monetary power will be legalized... The greatest crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill."

Note: "The same year President Woodrow Wilson ran a re-election campaign under the slogan, 'Re-Elect The Man who Will Keep Your Sons Out Of The War"... sound familiar?

Ps. It never ends, and the timeline is so fucking easy today to trace/ track... having the advent of the  World-Wide Internet! A gargantuan supreme real threat to... "TPTB'! We mustn't let 'TPTB' shut down, period!

God Bless You... Julian Assange!!! 


Thank you, Mr. Smith... your post always excite and tickle my invariant matter :-))  

espirit's picture

Prepare every day.  What you'll need tomorrow, will cost moar funny munny tomorrow. 

JR's picture

Four years ago, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury revealed that the U.S. economy and its currency would be dissolved into an international system with a one-world currency and a single authority.

In March of 2009 Timothy Geithner had this to say, setting the stage: Washington is “quite open” to Chinese proposals for the gradual development of a global reserve currency run by the International Monetary Fund. 

Here is a man who had sworn to uphold the Constitution and then revealed he would give up the reserve currency status of the dollar, in effect, moving toward a single world currency and a world government, obviously not transferring Americans’ wealth to the peoples of the world but to the coffers of the international bankers.

The targeted goal of the central bankers since 1913 - now using the current currency war to implement that goal - is world control. Already the bankers have begun talks to replace the dollar with a one-world banker-controlled currency – the SDR.

It’s the fruition of a plan designed and stated in 1944 at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, by Fabian Socialist John Maynard Keynes.*

A single world currency, of course, is one-world governance.

As TruthInSunshine succinctly put it, only “the truly hopeless sheeple” can’t now see that the goal of The Federal Reserve & Bernanke is the long planned implementation of “Keynes's ultimate dream of a global, integrated, one world economy, complete with an international currency (Keynes referred to such as the 'bancor'; we know it today as the proposed SDR), to fully bring the idea and notion of sovereignty to an inglorious close.”

And now it’s official. In a Market Oracle article posted yesterday, Jim Willie tells us that the central bankers and sovereign wealth fund managers have accepted that the present international monetary system is collapsing - a result of currency wars- and have turned to the IMF and its SDR basket as the solution.

Says Willie: “The Official Monetary & Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) is a forum of central banks, sovereign funds, financial policy makers, and market participants. It recently issued a report on the global monetary system, emphasizing the possibility of a major breakdown in international monetary relations as a result of the currency wars, which hinder productivity. It accepts that the present system is collapsing. It argues a formal role for gold is required to play in international finance. But they turn to the despised corrupt savage callous Intl Monetary Fund, and its broken currency vehicle, the discredited discarded SDR basket.”

However, predicts Willie, “They will be swept aside despite eyes partly open.”  Instead, he says, “the crux of the non-US$ trade vehicle devised as a USDollar alternative will be the Gold Trade Note.

”The Competing Currency War has reached a new elevated fever pitch, with the major central banks delivering powerful damage to each other while defending themselves…,” says Willie.

With Russia, South Korea, Japan, Iran, India, and Australia onboard with Chinese Yuan swap deals, one must suspect that a critical mass of perhaps half of global trade is conducted outside the USDollar shadow. This is a growing critical mass that acts much like scattered pylons on which to place a new trading platform. The key is that the collection of bilateral trade conducted by China is no longer done in USDollars.”

As additional background: In September of 2009 the IMF made the SDR fully convertible and also doubled the amount of SDRs in circulation  In February 2011,  the IMF announced that it had a plan to use the SDR as the world’s reserve currency, suggesting that they print trillions of dollars worth within the next few years, according to ITM Trading, Inc.

It was Keynes and Lenin who said that inflation can “destroy the Capitalist System,” -- both intended to overthrow capitalism in order to install a worldwide government-controlled socialist system. Hazlitt saw their intentions; he knew that inflation sets the stage for the rise of a tyrant.


*The United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, commonly known as the Bretton Woods conference, was a gathering of 730 delegates from all 44 Allied nations at the Mount Washington Hotel, situated in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States, to regulate the international monetary and financial order after the conclusion of World War II.[1]

The conference was held from 1 to 22 July 1944, when the agreements were signed to set up the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). --Wikipedia

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Re In the end, trying to make sense of the illusion is a waste of time.  All we can do is look for the exits…


That's all you need to know folks - but if you ain't at least psychologically detached from it already, well... then you might have a problem...

Monedas's picture

We won the war .... would you have preferred a Birch Woods (Buchenwald) conference ?

The Heart's picture

"I have spent the past seven years writing about “potential” threats to our overall system, but these dangers were always just beyond our sight.  Just around the corner.  Today, it is as if the journey is over, and all those threats have materialized right before my eyes as real, and imminent.  I am watching that which I warned of come to fruition, and this is certainly not a pleasant thing.  What is valuable, though, is what we have all done in the Liberty Movement with the time that we had.  From when I began writing for the movement until now, I have seen an overwhelming increase in public awareness.  It may not be obvious to newer activists, but it is there all the same.  While we still face disparaging odds, and millions upon millions of oblivious bystanders, there is, amidst these darker moments, a steadfast community of free men and women forming.  I have full faith in the future.  Much more so than I ever did before.  Our economy may be detached from reality, but our endeavors as individuals will not be.  Our resolve will be the great game changer.  Not fiscal calamity."

What a long strange trip it has been.

Yes, many can say this exact same thing. You are not alone. We are legion, but well divided. Necessity is the mother of all invention.


Sometimes as a compassionate Heart, it is sad to see the possibilities as the ship continues to sink. On the other hand, as you point out the obvious truth, sometimes there is reason for hope because truly, there is still time to save the whole dang ship without too much of a shocking EVENT to cause the shift in consciousness that will do it. It is possible.

For instance, what if all the top 100 trillion/billionaires were to provide everyone in the world with free energy, free food, free medicine, free land, free healthy environments, free protection, free limited govt and infrastructure, free righteous justice, free help for anything, and all the free guidance on how to prosperously use all that is given for free? Now, it is true that there is no free lunch, and of course all this is just a thot or three, but everyone would be taught that to have the all free necessities, one must also give something for free to help propel the infrastructure of freedoms child gone wild.

Like to start, what should be encouraged now is that EVERYBODY in the entire country should grow a HUGE garden this year and give freely all that you can to others to begin the free food program. And how about cold fusion? Maximize that and everyone has free energy. How about all that useless gold sitting in the world bank IMF vaults and itty-bitty digits on a computer screen that make things actually happen in the material world? Why not put them to some real good use from an entirely humanitarian perspective?

And just to be really off the wall, what if we spent all the money they spend year after year after year on the MIC, bankster wars for profits, 900 military bases and associated costs, and brought home all our troops from the fake money maker wars, and spent all that money in the USA instead? What if all the soldiers were turned into farmers and ordered to feed the world instead of killing it? It's possible. Likely? Let the glass be half full, and not half empty on all that.

We know there is still time to do it and we have the energy and power to stand up as a society to just say NO! We do not have to repeat the world war cycle. We can all get along and keep our sovereignty and individualism. We can realize that the banksters keep two thirds of the world reserves in private hands and undeveloped, while keeping the rest of the world's people fighting over the other third, and saying there is a shortage of raw materials to build everyone a home and have five acres of pristine land in a world of absolute abundance and supply of all needs. Imagine if just one thing changed. Imagine if everyone had free energy for every need. It is possible. Who holds back this technology and abundance are the same ones that tell of the shortages, and own all the private lands.

Kudos for your excellently written truth here. It is good to see it more and more. Sooner or later the hundredth monkey will get it, and the mass mind shift will happen. We are not all always able to express the truth so perfectly englishly well, but we are all integral and part of the grand clockwork of solutions. What effects one, effects all at an unseen level. Thank you muchly good heart for effecting this crew so greatly with your light and good works here.

Son of Loki's picture

When folks can't afford McDs we are in BIG trouble:


NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says a key sales figure dropped again in January as the world's biggest hamburger chain struggled to grow in the U.S. and saw a severe decline in Asia.

In the region encompassing Asia, the Middle East and Africa, McDonald's said its sales sank 9.5 percent in January.


Although one must understand there are now dozens of 'knock-off' hamburger (and chicken) joints over there immitating McD's and KFC but the quality can be very poor and their safety questionable. I got food poisoning there in the Kunming airport from a bad chicken sandwich. If you must eat FF, stick with the major American branches imo.




El Hosel's picture

With drought in the midwest it getting harder to find quality worms for those famous worm burgers... margins will likely suffer.