Martin Armstrong On The Most Dangerous Trend Ever - Rob Anyone Who Has More Than You

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Submitted by Martin Armstrong of Armstrong Economics,

We are seeing the most dangerous trend ever. There is an agenda behind the curtain and that is to sustain government at all costs and that includes everything you own. I have warned that either government will move toward a totalitarian state or to real democracy – real Athens style without the career politicians. The latter is possible with civil unrest as we saw in Ukraine.

This agenda requires no secret group of sinister corporations, Rockefellers, Rothschilds, or Bildebergs. This is plain old Adam Smith where those in government will never admit they are wrong so the reason they are losing their grip on our politic-social-economy is because they just don’t have enough resources.

Piketty did not appear out of nowhere. This is a coordinated assault to set the stage for massive taxation increases without a one-world government, just a one-world agreement to hunt down capital hiding everywhere. Exceptions may be China and Russia. Even the pretend conspirators inside the Bildebergs are getting nervous because there will be no exceptions – including them. This is not fascism – it is old fashion totalitarianism. I fear those trying so hard to point people at the Bilderbergs is a deliberate diversion from the Bureaucrats desperate for money.

Governments are moving to eliminate our rights to exist as a free people. Obama has been trying to remove guns from people claiming he wants to end violence of the street. Fine – legalize drugs and you will eliminate the violence just as legalizing booze ended the war between the Mafia and Elliot Ness. Guns are already illegal with crime. So what. It does not stop anything. Obama has been buying up all the bullets to take guns away from the normal citizens so only the criminals will have guns but the people cannot revolt against the coming socialist war they are waging against your assets.

Larry Summers came out about the negative interest rates and we have see how suddenly that is introduced. He also said cash should be eliminated and we should go electronic. They will say this eliminates crime, but it is to eliminate tax evasion and fill the treasury.

Then there was the IMF papers telling the US it should raise its taxes to 80% and then rigged the numbers to say see – it will not harm the economy. Then Piketty comes out saying the same thing and his book has reached Rockstar status thanks to the socialists pushing it. This is all selling an idea that taxes will go through the roof – this is why there is a civil war inside the Republican Party to purge it of all fiscal conservatives.

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As we warned before,

Since Piketty sees wealth in terms of zero sum gains (someone gets rich by making another poor) he believes that the suffering of the masses will increase until this cycle is broken by either: 1) wealth destruction that occurs during war or depression (which makes the wealthy poorer) or 2) wealth re-distribution achieved through income, wealth, or property taxes. And although Piketty seems to admire the results achieved by war and depression, he does not advocate them as matters of policy. This leaves taxes, which he believes should be raised high enough to prevent both high incomes and the potential for inherited wealth.


Before proceeding to dismantle the core of his thesis, one must marvel at the absurdity of his premise. In the book, he states "For those who work for a living, the level of inequality in the United States is probably higher than in any other society at any time in the past, anywhere in the world." Given that equality is his yardstick for economic success, this means that he believes that America is likely the worst place for a non-rich person to ever have been born.

It's all the rage... Pikettymania is sweeping the nation and liberal economists are throwing their academic panties on his theoretical stage...


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Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:29 | 4817677 Belrev
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Today JUNE 2, 2014 Ukrainian jet bombed the center of East Ukrainian city Luhansk killing at least 5 civilians

See how American Democracy looks in reality to the people that it is forced upon



May be Zerohdge can put this up as a news post to help spread the message. People are dying.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:30 | 4817698 Millivanilli
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Terrible, just terrible.


That cunt Nuland makes me sick.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:35 | 4817719 outamyeffinway
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The Earth deserves to be hit by an Asteroid. Just sayin'.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:37 | 4817729 seek
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Not the whole earth, just DC and a few financial centers.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:52 | 4817779 RevRex
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Rob anyone who has more than you a trend?


That's the democratic party platform in a nutshell......

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:03 | 4817819 James_Cole
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Obama has been trying to remove guns from people claiming he wants to end violence of the street.

He gon take deh guns, one des deys!! Jus u wait n' see! This is the most dangrous trend eva!!

FFS people......

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:15 | 4817855 TeamDepends
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Are you implying that the Obarry regime is not engaged in overt and covert schemes to disarm the American people?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:44 | 4817949 CH1
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Avoide the slave system - USE BITCOIN!

I'd suggest that you use silver and gold too, but while BTC haters may stack, they never USE those stacks - they stay with their beloved FRNs.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 17:44 | 4818157 DoChenRollingBearing
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$655 last check.  Bought some more at around $550, so I am now this close to breaking even again.

I have access to my BTC here in Peru (visiting) from two wallets.  One on the blockchain.

Now if only someone here would sell me gold for BTC...

Maybe by my next visit they will have caught on.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 17:15 | 4818070 drendebe10
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Didn't Heil Hitler take away the guns of the people that elected him?   How did that work out?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 19:06 | 4818396 jez
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Yes, that's exactly what "Heil" Hitler did.


How did it work out? The Polish army just strolled into Germany in 1939 and took over the whole country without a shot being fired.


Whatever happened to ol' Heil? You don't hear much about him these days.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 17:11 | 4818050 FeralSerf
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Rob anyone that has LESS than you do has been the mantra of the democrat and republican parties and the financial services industry for some time now.

It's much easier to rob those with less (and without lawyers) than those with more.

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 00:27 | 4819214 jeff montanye
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this seems so obvious and at least some of the post above so self-serving, that i doubt any attempts to tax the rich more merit the label of totalitarianism.

let's not waste it.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:10 | 4817843 giggler321
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>>Not the whole earth, just DC and a few financial centers

Come, come don't exclude yourself from this - we're all in it together, remember?  They'll look into the depths of your heart and assign you a number based upon the ASCII representation of "seek", something like 73:65:65:6b.  'Z' recurring is already taken ;) The counter is now 73:65:65:6a.  Looks like your next, step this way to Bender's suicide booth.


Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:54 | 4817785 TeamDepends
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No, the ones who start and fund wars deserve the same fate as the shotgunner today.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:01 | 4817812 asteroids
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Alas, most space rocks large enough to do city wide damage have been found. But, we aren't very sure of the population of rocks big enough to annihilate something the size of the Eccles building.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 18:16 | 4818236 XitSam
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First person to set up electromagnetic launchers on the moon wins.

it makes sense, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 17:15 | 4818063 drendebe10
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Maybe, just maybe, the good and honorable men and women of the services are targeting the wrong enemy...... ya think? 

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:34 | 4817715 i_call_you_my_base
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Looks like war crimes to me.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:54 | 4817784 what's that smell
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let me see if i got this right....

1) robbing somebody whom has less than you is good (rigged market cartel fascist capitalism).

2) robbing somebody whom has more than you is bad (commie pinko).

do i got dat right?

martin armstrong you are a pansy---just saying.

i thought this was dog-eat-dog randian red-in-tooth-and-claw capitalism? why are you whining armstrong? go destroy those pinko commie red bastard ayn rand hating hippies and dance on their worthless corpses?

stupid bitch.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 17:15 | 4818067 FeralSerf
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“The law in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.“ —Anatole France, (Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault) The Red Lily, 1894.

Upton Sinclair once said, "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

Guess who pays Martin Armstrong's salary. Hint: It isn't the poor folk.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 17:34 | 4818117 putaipan
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please, please see any number of dr. hudson's interviews to see the difference between 'wealth' and income as described in pickety's book. then you'll see it's really about the .001%'s attempt to take what they can from the the other 99.999% of the 1%. sheesh, these guys know no bounds ....

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 18:06 | 4818205 Anusocracy
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You're not very close. Stealing is wrong, whether you're in government or out, rich or poor. Animals don't have a concept of another having their own property - which means the thieves are behaving like animals.

But worse than animals, governments use your own money to be able to steal your money from you.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:34 | 4817717 trader1
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Russia’s campaign to shape international opinion around its invasion of Ukraine has extended to recruiting and training a new cadre of online trolls that have been deployed to spread the Kremlin’s message on the comments section of top American websites.

Plans attached to emails leaked by a mysterious Russian hacker collective show IT managers reporting on a new ideological front against the West in the comments sections of Fox News, Huffington Post, The Blaze, Politico, andWorldNetDaily.

The bizarre hive of social media activity appears to be part of a two-pronged Kremlin campaign to claim control over the internet, launching a million-dollar army of trolls to mold American public opinion as it cracks down on internet freedom at home.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:35 | 4817724 Belrev
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This is real footage. What campaign, what propaganda. Ukrainian jets did it. Their own TV reports about it, BUT they don't mention the victims.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:43 | 4817742 zaphod42
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Not to worry, Belrev.  They're just 'collateral damage,' and that doesn't count.  

If a tree fell in the forest and a bankster or corporation did not make a profit, did it really happen? 


Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:45 | 4817749 trader1
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did i claim the footage wasn't real?

or, are you projecting again?


Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:13 | 4817847 James_Cole
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That buzzfeed article actually explains a lot about zh these past few months. 

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:44 | 4817946 Scarlett
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Nuland.  Fuck the EU.  Google it.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:09 | 4817835 g speed
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he's not commenting about the vids comrade Belrev--he is commenting about the commenters

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 06:57 | 4822467 trader1
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thanks g speed,




in-between-line reader ;-)




Mon, 06/02/2014 - 18:56 | 4818363 Againstthelie
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I have my doubts if this is real footage.

In one video, what is the person doing with the ring finger of the corpse? Is it stealing  ring?

The person with the camera does not show who this person is - totally unnatural. Usually when you film, you want to show what is going on!

On one video the corpse of the woman with the red shirt is lying besides two other corpses.

In the thrid video this corpse is lying alone. Also the asphalt around it is missing the shattered stones.


Be careful what you believe.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:45 | 4817731 McMolotov
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My apologies for citing DARPA and Wired. I realize they don't carry the same authoritative weight as BuzzFeed, but they'll have to do.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:18 | 4817860 Dr Benway
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I just don't understand this type of argument. Nobody's claiming the US doesn't do shit like this, straw man. The fact that Obama is an asshole doesn't make Putin an angel.

In both this and the murky Syria conflict, neither side were angels, and the complexities of their internal politics were beyond the knowledge of most ZHers.

Most ZHers don't know jack about Ukraine and couldn't name five Ukrainians, yet have strong opinions of what is going on and who is right, because they were told so. ZHers rail about sheeple but are happy being led themselves.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:35 | 4817900 McMolotov
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This is a juvenile response, but we know exactly "who started it" in Ukraine.

That doesn't mean Putin is an angel (he's far from it), but it definitely means the US lost any claim to the moral high ground. It also lost any legitimacy it may have had with regard to supposedly believing in self-determination. Finally, its blatant disregard for the truth of how this all began means it lost any credibility for being honest and stating facts.

Feel free to spin that into Putin-worship. But no matter how much you try, it's not.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:51 | 4817975 Dr Benway
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That is a complete non-answer. I know the US is shit. But who is right on the ground in the Ukraine? And do you think most ZHers could name five Ukrainian people?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 17:14 | 4818059 McMolotov
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I'm simply speaking for myself. What I stated is why I oppose what the US/EU/NATO/IMF are doing in Ukraine and how I do so without granting Putin some kind of misguided savior status.

I didn't down-vote you, by the way, because I think the whole "Obama is bad, therefore Putin is good" thing is an important point that does get overlooked on ZH. I wouldn't want Putinism (if that's a real term) in this country.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 17:20 | 4818081 FeralSerf
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Do the oligarchs in Russia pull Putin's puppet strings as effectively as the American oligarchs pull Obama's strings?

If not, perhaps Putinism is better than Obamaism.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 18:26 | 4818266 Anusocracy
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At this point, it's not which is better, Putin and Russia or Obama and the US, it's about which country is ahead in the drive for world hegemony.

It is the US, the biggest threat worldwide, bar none, and the most aggressive.

You would have to be one evil shit or completely stupid and insane to want the US to continue on its merry ways.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 19:24 | 4818454 FeralSerf
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Or completely brainwashed by the American mainstream media and Hollywood like a majority of Americans apparently are.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 19:25 | 4818456 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Thank you. Everyone on here seems to be so narrow minded about it. Like just because you think Obama and the US are in the wrong, that means Putin is in the right and is some great person to be hoisted on a pedestal. You can be amused at how Putin keeps one-upping the political moves of the west while still acknowledging that Putin is a thug and no friend of liberty. It's not a zero-sum game, you don't have to choose between either of them

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:43 | 4817738 nonclaim
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There's plenty of eurasian trolls here on ZH.

<-- currently on line

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 19:30 | 4818444 Againstthelie
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This is what makes Putin more and more suspicious to me:

During this crisis he just signed an economic union with Belarus and KAZAKHSTAN.

While Russians are struggling with Asian immigration already, the intention of this union is free movement.


He is also forbidding Russian nationalist parties that discuss the probelm of mass immigration. And he supports the Holohoax and is restricting free speech in Russia, like in the western ZOGs.


My gut feeling tells me, that Putin could be part of the game which is to create the Eurasian complex. Not a politics of free souvereign nations.


Putin could not achieve this on his own. But in the face of an external threat, and the old cold war game, he suddenly can.

I never paid much attention to it, but that one of his main political advisers openly supports White genocide and is not fired, begins to fit into the picture.


I'm beginning to doubt Putin's intentions. His way maybe is the ONLY way to transform Russia into NWO.


What should also be put into consideration:

The NWO cannot need a USA as world tyrant. So it's in the NWO's and the global elite's interests to reduce the power and influence of the USA enough, that the two other continental NWO regions can be established besides it.

World government means Rothschild rules and no single nation shall be powerful enough to oppose this bankster tyranny. The USraeli bankster tyranny needs to be overcome for the total world domination.

Therefore we could see a fight beween the USraeli forces, that rech for world dominance and those forces, that want only weak nations and above all the undisputed bankster hegemony. For example: not GS or JPM, but World Bank, BIS and UNO.


If this thesis is correct, then the script of these forces means that the USA must be weakened while Russia is building the Eurasian complex. According to the Kalergi-plan (who was heavily sponsored by Rothschild friend Warburg, also a jew), this will be the final goal for European genocide with Asian and African mass immigration.


Far fetched? Maybe. But with the Eurasian union built on the same nation-hostile principles as the EUSSR Putin has become suspicious to me.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:19 | 4817865 NoPantsSpongeBob
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Nice, so now they are doxing online commentators to see whether or not they are Russian trolls?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:53 | 4817990 TimmyB
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Where do I sign up for Putin's Troll Army?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:36 | 4817725 zaphod42
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Beam me up, quick, Scottie!!!!  These people are f'in' nuts!!!



Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:59 | 4817804 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Sorry captain, the Klingons are about to attack and the shields are up. You are on your own.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 19:18 | 4818428 pelican
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Actually, things all appear backward. Ther terrorists get better healthcare then the Vets.  A deserter whose decision killed 6 Marine is swapped to release much deadlier cuban prisioners.


The US might be the worst place for the working man.  We get no vacation (compared to Europe), pay taxes through the nose, have NO influence on the Federal government and the bankers destroyed the life savings of Gen X. 


It is over in this country.   It is a country for the rich.  The Vets and US citizens are viewed as cattle for the Washington BBQ.



Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:48 | 4817763 larz
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those can be / are often staged sorry belrev - im no fan of status quo but....

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:00 | 4817806 NoPantsSpongeBob
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It does not look like an airstrike.

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