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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 - 18:41 | 4612174 stopthejunk1
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The Founders envisioned a complete rewrite of the constitution about every 20 years, or once every generation.


They certainly intended it to be plastic.  Otherwise there would be no amendment process, and certainly no provision for a constitutional convention, wherein the whole document can be up-ended.


Of course, the Founders also intended for the Republic to prefer capital over people, which is why neither slaves nor women nor poor people could take part in politics until very recently.


So, the Founders be damned: they had their place in history, but the present is for us.  The Founders were wrong and ignorant about a great many things, even if they got a few things right.  Their preference for capital over people cannot survive the humanist future of planet Earth.  And you can be sure that humanity *will not survive* unless the current predatory economic mindset is replaced by something more humanist and just.  The 6.9999 billion slaves will simply not allow the status quo to continue.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:05 | 4613550 TK69
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Bunch of Bunk.  The amendment process means that they did not intend it to be living and breathing, otherwise why not deferr to judges.  But judgest interpeting the law was fraudently set a long time ago awith a false supreem court ruling.  It was not intended, except for madison who knew that this would happen.

And only landoweners were allowed to vote because they had interest in the land.  They did not want people to be able to vote themselves a paycheck (wealth transfer).  This would destroy and enslave other people.

Humanisnm is only a way to enrich the super rich under the false guise of a common good which cannot exists.  Humanism means that rights come from the ego and preference of other men, which also means special interest deals and favors for elite few.  It is humanism that preferrs captilism over people by its very nature.  Humanism depend upon people getting goodies to fund profits and political power.  It is a great source of dispair and corruption.  

The founders knew history and thus undrestood this reality.  You obvioulsy don't

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:04 | 4613756 freakscene
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I think you misrepresent the "Founders" in a very bad way. Suggesting they preferred Capital over People is simply egregious and not an accurate depiction of Why they did What they did at all.


Wed, 04/02/2014 - 21:58 | 4619708 Pickleton
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Jesus, you're even historically illiterate.  You smell like a hopey changey.

For instance, I'll give you just this one.  New Jersey gave women the right to vote in it's Constitution.  I'll let you kiss my bunghole if you can guess the year that document/state came into being... Bzzzt. 1776..

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:25 | 4614659 EconomicGenocide
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YOU,,,are the biggest part of the problem. You think there is a difference between the red and blue. My guess is you also think there is some old guy in the clouds shooting lightning bolts out his arz that made everything.


Voting and or protest will change nothing!!

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:28 | 4612456 spinone
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We'll know if Marty is right in early September 2015

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:33 | 4612760 cpzimmon
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As a matter of fact, there is no depth of thought anywhere anymore. The shit keeps filling in the hole.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:23 | 4613628 josetoyou
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This economist has nailed it.  People are pissed at their government, particularly in the USA.

Gun sales were up ~15% in 2013 and Ruger alone sold over a million weapons.  Prudent people are preparing for a conflict with our overintrusive, out of control government.

I suggest you arm yourself NOW and stock up on ammo, just in case the November elections fail to change the course of this perverted administration which is an abomination to our Constitution.

Our founding fathers must be rolling over in their graves at what this country has become...

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:22 | 4614644 EconomicGenocide
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You aint going to beat these parasites with conventional weapons. It is going to take something in a canister or vile!!


Faq em!!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:15 | 4613785 paintman
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Personal freedom is too much to ask from some, and too much to loose for others.

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