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Martin Armstrong Warns This Is The Age Of Civil Unrest

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Submitted by Martin Armstrong via ArmstrongEconomics,

All governments had better open their eyes for we are on the brink of a major convergence between both the Cycle of Civil Unrest, Civil War & Revolution and International War. Both of these models converge and as I pointed out at the Cycles of War Conference, this is the first time we have seen this convergence since the 1700s.

This is no plain modern event with civil unrest erupting because of an interconnected world. These are grassroots uprisings cross-fertilized perhaps from a world contagion yet they often have similarities – corrupt governments. Turkey, Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela and Bosnia-Herzegovina are all middle-income democracies with elected leaders besieged by people angry at misgovernment, corruption and economic sclerosis. These days it is no longer just dictators who have something to fear from the crowd. This is the promise of Marxism that centralized planning and false promises are coming home and governments are too corrupt and incompetent to deliver what they have claimed for decades.


Communism is dead. The socialistic agendas that have lined the pockets of government and filled the coffers of banks is over. The national debts are on average composed of 70% interest payments not programs to help the poor as marketed. The debts that keep growing with no intent upon paying anyone back are draining the national productivity and turning the people into economic slaves. The standard of living has declined and it now takes two incomes to survive where one use to be just fine. Women won the right to work and lost the right to stay home.



The promises that you save for the future have collapsed into dust as interest rates have been driven lower making savings utterly worthless. There is no such thing as saving and living off your fixed income. The elderly are being driven back into the work force and the whole ideas that a generation believed in are vanishing before their eyes.

So it is no longer communists and dictators that are the targets. All governments are now the targets and when the economy turns down after 2015.75, the threat of civilization will be pulled apart by the self-interest of politicians clinging to power to the detriment of the people.

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Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:48 | 4610785 dontgoforit
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Kryptonite for all the supermen.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:44 | 4610521 ParkAveFlasher
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Here comes Martin Armstrong with the Stupendillious Predictabilitudinous Supercenturial MegaMillenial Bullshit Wave Theorem.  Maggie Thatcher's AI-inventing boy toy strikes again!

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:58 | 4610575 bobnoxy
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Looks like you've figured him out.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:04 | 4610594 weburke
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people riot over food. thems the facts, and with a food stamp system that is all electronic, when those that have the stuxnet virus decide, some amount of the 50 million on food stamps will have no plan b as the govt has no plan b.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:19 | 4610635 Quus Ant
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This is true; given scenario 1a.  No one knows what's going to happen- beautiful, isn't it?  The world has never seen what is about to go down- as in a global collapse on multiple levels- economic, environmental, philosophical.  Whoo hoo!  Will we learn that from this point forward we all go down together?

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:50 | 4610790 dontgoforit
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God's video-game in real-time.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:52 | 4610798 Spectre
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Great thinking, what a way to bring the USA to its knees.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:47 | 4610775 caShOnlY
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 Here comes Martin Armstrong with the Stupendillious Predictabilitudinous Supercenturial MegaMillenial Bullshit Wave Theorem.

Now we know you voted for hope and change.  But just to prove you aren't the "hope and changy" type then:   prove why Armstrong's theory is bullshit for us? 


Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:15 | 4610868 Bollixed
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Those of us who have been reading Marty's stuff over the past couple of years can see that what he was talking about in the past has come into play just like he said things would. In other words, he has a good track record of seeing through the bullshit and getting to the core of the problems. The fact that he has so many detractors is more proof of the poor quality of people's critical thinking skills than it is of what he writes.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:52 | 4610990 moneybots
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"Those of us who have been reading Marty's stuff over the past couple of years can see that what he was talking about in the past has come into play just like he said things would."


I have only recently been paying close attention to his commentary.  Depression to depression is a cycle.  Boom to boom is a cycle.  We are looking at the 21st century version of the 1930's.  Comparisons to the run up into WW1 and WW2 are now being made.  What is old becomes new again.

My only question is whether one can put a date on things.  Is the economy going to roll over after 2015, or is it in the process of doing so now?  Dent wrote a book Crash of 2014. Someone else has a Crash of 2016 book now, which would be in line with Armstrong.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:23 | 4611104 samsara
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I'd trust Marty's turning point dates.   He knows cycles better than anyone I have read.

I was reading him when he did posts from Prison.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:44 | 4611201 Seize Mars
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Huh? Prison?

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:54 | 4611240 Bollixed
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Yea, they locked him up for being too uppity and not handing over his computer source code to the Wall Stret Boys. It's the price you sometimes pay for having integrity and sticking to your guns.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 16:48 | 4611848 samsara
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Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:04 | 4611512 Bollixed
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That link is to his 'Wiki' page. Guess who wrote that tripe...

C'mon, one guess, you can do it...

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:45 | 4611204 Steely_Dan
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Marty does not put a date on things, that comes from the computer program he wrote.  Many of the published dates have been to the day.  Facts are facts.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:12 | 4611531 caShOnlY
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over 5 years ago I was in a forum and someone posted a long comment in which I should have saved it but I didn't.   As the collapse of 2008 progressed this individual stated to everyone to sit back this this is not the final ending, yet.   He stated they will gloss this one over and gave his opinion to the plan ahead.  This included massive central bank intervention and money printing, run away debts, failed gov't stimulas plans and more easy credit for everyone complete with a minor reflation bubble.   The one clear point he made, that I remember distinctly, was that 2015 would be the end date - when the real collapse would ensue.   He stated there is no avoiding it as the days of FIAT are coming to a close.  He stated that "faith and trust" are just about used up. 

Was this comment from Marting Armstrong? I think it may have been but who knows since it was just another commentor in a blog section.  There were amazing details in this write up that have eerily accurate and have come true. 

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:37 | 4611072 ParkAveFlasher
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Here's a gem.  Armstrong Economics creates Artificial Intelligence, which is not just self-aware, but also omniscient.  Much like Armstrong himself, I suppose! 

Of course, he needs to sell subscriptions, I think because self-aware AI eats a lot of potato chips!  From Armstrong's website:

"At Princeton Economics this goal to create a computer that would achieve real Artificial Intelligence collecting all the experiences of the past and to plot the best solution has kept us occupied for decades. Real Artificial Intelligence that would become cognizant of itself rather than follow some predefined script incorporated the need to become self-aware capable to evolving from experience has been achieved to plot new solutions without repeating the mistakes of the past. Self-awareness is not actually artificial life for it still remains a level below humanity unable to achieved self-consciousness. Nevertheless, achieving such self-awareness allowed the computer to evolve and develop its own rules for monitoring the entire world economy adapting to the evolution of society. We will be explaining this achievement in an upcoming book for this is what many have sought to imitate without success."

BTW Any kook off the street can tell you what the weather is, with very good accuracy.



Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:43 | 4611450 malek
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Now repeat the same explanation attempt on The Fourth Turning please.

But be careful so after the identification of simple, almost banal rules which drive or deter the masses, not to confuse the subsequent reapplication of rules found by others with "intelligence" again.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:24 | 4611566 ParkAveFlasher
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I don't disagree with the general tone of Armstrong's commentary, I'm a bit of a doomer myself.  I just don't see the need to perceive it as factually accurate.  No one has a crystal ball, and anyone who claims to is either pulling levers from behind the curtain or is otherwise hoodwinking you.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:33 | 4611588 caShOnlY
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aren't most geniuses off their rocker somewhat?  look at Jim Willie, underwater carribean prisons?  but that does not distract me from the brilianct analysis.  Would I be better served with CNBC? CNN?   Come on do you really believe Steve Liesman? Bob Pissonme? JIMMY CRAMER???? Paul Krugturds???????? LMFAO!!

 I'll take the crazy bastard with quantifiable data over morons spreading lies backed with the FED's digitized blessing.   

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:45 | 4610526 HyperinflatmyNutts
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Fu@k the Fed!!

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:55 | 4610560 Peter Pan
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Too late. They have already Fu@ked us.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:00 | 4610583 disabledvet
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"Sweeeet...wonderful you.
You make me happy with the things you do."

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:46 | 4611206 Kprime
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One of my earliest, favorite, Fleetwood songs.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:45 | 4610527 Ignatius
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Out of control, empire-sized criminal rackets.

Hedge accordingly.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:50 | 4610545 madcows
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If women(or the dad) stayed home to raise the kids we'd have plenty of jobs available, and we could probably live on one income. And, we'd have better kids... not raised by daycares with no interest in the kids.

In the pursuit of more money and more stuff, both parents worked, and they got their stuff.  But, over time, prices increased b/c there was more money to buy it.  Too much money chasing too few goods.  The result is now you need two incomes to support a family.  Obviously, the low income folks have always needed two incomes to compete.

This is what the "liberation" of women brought us.... Two income slave-wagery.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:02 | 4610586 Kirk2NCC1701
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Thank Gloria Steinem.  And a bunch of Anglo and Jewish feminists.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:09 | 4610607 Buckaroo Banzai
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And the Cultural Marxists and the Foundation money that they hijacked in order to put people like that on their payroll.

Henry Ford must be spinning in his grave when you think of the shit that the Ford Foundation has done in his name, with his money.

Want to feel sick? Just go to the Ford Foundation home page. Their motto says it all. "Hidden in plain sight".

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:25 | 4610682 bagehot99
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He set up his foundation before the realization that the left finds money like an anteater, and infiltrates the places it resides. There are a LOT of communists in these large foundations - they get to play Lenin with money they could never have made for themselves.

Socialism is truly the most virulently destructive theology ever propogated.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:21 | 4611086 samsara
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Gloria Steinem and the Womens movement was a CIA inspired(aka David Rockefeller agenda).

Do a Google Steinem CIA.    She admitted it a couple years ago.

Why only have ONE person in the house hold pay taxes.   Let's get it from both....

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:25 | 4610691 Chump
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I tend to be pretty easy-going, but one of the quickest ways to get me pissed off is to ask why my wife doesn't work.  Brother, I've done her job a few times, and when my stint is over I relish the thought of lugging 75 pounds through the woods for hours on end.  Raising kids is difficult, nearly never-ending work.  Just because she isn't paid a wage does not mean my wife isn't working.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:37 | 4610939 moneybots
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"If women(or the dad) stayed home to raise the kids we'd have plenty of jobs available, and we could probably live on one income."


Not quite that simple.  The French figured if they cut the work week to 35 hours, that more jobs would be created to fill the other 5 hours of the 40 hour work week.  didn't work out that way.  Instead of more pieces of pie, the pie shrank.

In 1932, as far as i am aware, mom stayed home, yet the unemployment rate was over 20%.

At this point a lot of dads or moms are staying home, as one of them is unemployed.  That hasn't increased the number of jobs available.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:52 | 4610549 Second Class Ci...
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Let the system correct already so that I can return to reality and move on with my life. 

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:53 | 4610551 redbird
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2015.75.    This Armstrong fellow is a real optimist.



Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:57 | 4610571 Ignatius
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Armstrong and his 'digital' dates.

He must be right, he uses digital dates.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:30 | 4611398 seek
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No, I don't think it's that far off. He could even be calling it a little early.

Remember TPTB are wizards at delaying the inevitable.

My own window has been 2015-2018 for a while, and I'm leaning towards mid to late 2016/early 2017 for the main event. (Timing with the presidential election is not an accident, nor was it in 2008.)

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:53 | 4610553 quasimodo
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At least we we know it will never happen in the good ole US of A. People are to doped up and disctracted to give a flying fuck.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:57 | 4610563 Dr. Richard Head
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The only unrest I tend to see is Americants who riot over their fabled sports teams.  That camper that was shot dead did wake a few in NM though....Other than that, most are asleep at the wheel and still believe in the red team blue team booooosheeeettttt!!!

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:12 | 4610615 SteveGennisonBa...
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Go Browns!

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:15 | 4610633 Dr. Richard Head
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You have a good memory.  Cleveland is the Bermuda Traingle of crap sports teams, so I am glad I gave up paying attention to that crap for over a decade now.  Not just because they sucks, but valuable brain space was freed to allow me to awaken a bit to the political nonsense that has enslaved us 

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:07 | 4610842 jughead
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sorry you have so little brain space...I guess you are the poster boy for the term "narrow-minded"?

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:57 | 4610809 therevolutionwas
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If the money for dope and food becomes scarce or worthless, they will give a "flying fuck" and then some.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:53 | 4610554 MeMongo
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Albuquerque Bitchez!

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:04 | 4610830 IridiumRebel
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Long Battle Gear and Burning Tires

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:08 | 4610844 El Vaquero
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See my post below.  I went out to watch that shit for myself.  Fucking surreal. 

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:56 | 4610565 whatthecurtains
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Martin Armstrong Warns This Is The Age Of Civil Unrest


Fucking stupid this is the age of civil obedience.  Stay home and watch your fucking Idol while your rights erode away.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:00 | 4610581 gadflew
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Peak bitches, bitches!

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