Martin Armstrong Warns Civil Unrest Is Rising Everywhere: "This Won't End Pretty"

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Submitted by Martin Armstrong of Armstrong Economics,

Russell Brand

The greatest problem we have is misinformation. People simply do not comprehend why and how the economic policies of the post-war era are imploding. This whole agenda of socialism has sold a Utopian idea that the State is there for the people yet it is run by lawyers following their own self-interest. The pensions created for those in government drive the cost of government up exponentially with time. The political forces blame the rich and this merely creates a class warfare with no resolution for the future. Even confiscating all the wealth of the so-called rich will not sustain the system. Consequently, we just have to crash and burn and start all over again.

The Guardian reported that some 50,000 people marched in London to protest against austerity. They cried: “Who is really responsible for the mess this country is in? Is it the Polish fruit pickers or the Nigerian nurses? Or is it the bankers who plunged it into economic disaster – or the tax avoiders? It is selective anger.”

The exploitation by the bankers has been really a disaster. They have been their own worst enemy and in the end, they have become the symbol that inspires class warfare if not revolution. They are not the representatives of those who produce jobs. They are merely those who wanted to trade with other people’s money for free. When they win, it is their’s, but any losses are passed to the taxpayers. Bankers should be bankers – not hedge fund managers who keep 100% of the profits using other people’s savings.

Glass-Steagall Signing-Repeal

The repeal of Glass Steagall was the final straw that broke the back of the world economy. That was the single worst act that could have ever been done and we are now paying the price in spades. The collapse from 2007 has wiped out even the liquidity of the markets. The second worst act was the creation of the euro when the real goal was the federalization of Europe from the outset. That undermined the entire European banking system and has led to a serious undermining of the entire global economy.

The solutions from politics will always be the same – grab more power. We are in a downward spiral of liberty and how far we go down this path to the future will be determined by the people and if they at least wise up and see this is not class warfare, it is the people against government. This is why I say career politicians are dangerous for they can be bought way too easily as Clinton was to open the flood gates for the bankers.

This is not going to end pretty. The question is when does society wake up? Just how high will this price be that we have to pay? They will blame the rich and the idiots will cheer – get them. What will happen when there is no more wealth to hunt? We end up with a communist state by default – no wealth, just career politicians who blame everyone but themselves.

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Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Uhm, thanks.

But such worm-hole-esque grade solutions don't work for a simpleton like me.....

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Why? - Don't know.

How? - Don't know.

Invoking god sure as shit doesn't solve it because the Why and How is just backed up one more level.

Silly human beings.

NihilistZero's picture

Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration – that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather. - Bill Hicks

James_Cole's picture

Really, you believe in things that aren't real. Like?


I believe there is some highly advantageous refereeing being done for benefit of Brasil at the world cup, doesn't make it true. But that's what I believe.


In general our senses are excellent at playing tricks on us and our minds are happy to jump to simplistic inaccurate conclusions to complex problems  (i.e. correlation / causation). Religion is an extension of this. 

buyingsterling's picture

Nah, you're being negged by a lot of long time ZHers who, unlike you, don't think they are God. That's the alternative: you are supreme. That sounds even more ridiculous than flying spaghetti, doesn't it?

"I don't believe that God exists". Great, that works.
"There is no God and you are an idiot for thinking otherwise" is just an excuse to have the shit knocked out of you by people who have thought about this issue, post-high school.

You've made a choice. I assume you don't deny that, as Wiki says, the universe began as a singularity of zero volume and infinite energy. Something birthed that. Your choice is to believe that dead matter can lead to humans, who can create tiny black holes inside of super-colliders within a few thousand years of thinking about such things, but the infinite energy that birthed this universe must be forever mindless.

Who looks like a narrow-minded fucktard now? You put your foot down like a child, "it's mindless! It has to be!" with zero proof and zero logic. The rest of us, the adults, leave the door open to other possibilities.

disabledvet's picture

I do agree..Kodak did fail.

Taking down Coke-a-Cola is gonna take a lot longer though.

I mean sure...who doesn't hate 'mericans. But deep down...who doesn't want a cold, refreshing (cue lyrical music interlude here) with AHHHHHHmen to that soda pop! (Wink from hot blonde, sell another ten million cases the next day.). Now THAT my friends IS GOD!

Without a doubt Soda Pop ended the war in Vietnam...just like it's winding down the Republocrats and their Zionist Overlords.

Go ahead Adolph Bloomturd...head on down to Atlanta and "raise hell about the red and white." Go ahead...mouth off about "fried chicken" and whatever that place is that Madison Avenue has turned into a Tummy Yummy Pleasure Paradise.

I mean give it up...the "money machine" has simply overwhelmed the American Electorate's ability to comprehend where they fit into this "uber munchen" world that's been laid before them.

"Strength and Honor"...that sells. "You lose I win"?

Ridiculous. These folks aren't even asking for a vote period...let alone preparing a policy response. And the sad part is the folks who have been given pretty much everything the Republic has to offer...they can't even offer a rationale or a reason for it.

"Out of the ashes has come a New America." That's why this equity market is unstoppable. "Says it right on the money...a Novus Ordo Seclorum."

That is a VERY valuable piece of paper being debauched. It is possible for that thing to become very valuable to even a simple saver...let alone a wage earner...or pensioner.

We have the largest debt markets in human history in this country for a reason...and it ain't because we're Zimbabwe or Zaire.

One of the reasons we had so much inflation in the 70's in the USA was because we had very low levels of debt. That is not the case when the Keynsians come roaring in with their "printing press theology" they are running smack on into the problem of "how do I create demand with more debt" (and fewer taxpayers I might add.). And of course the answer is "you don't" fact the answer is "you CAN'T."

Simply put what is being "done" is both a logical if not Marxist (internal contradictions) impossibility. "Capaitism cannot flourish under a bailout regime." CASE CLOSED.

Comte d'herblay's picture

As an Atheist of the first order, I can go so far as to say that the most brilliant mind (MBM) the world has ever seen in a Human Bean, is an arrogant, prideful, self-obsessed twit to try and convince that there is a god.

I'm willing to admit that there may well be a 'beginning',  a birthdate of the universe,  but that just like infinity, the MBM---- let alone the average person---- cannot comprehend it-----and then since he can not, attributes the conundrum in an act of mental surrender, by declaring there must be a god.


"God" was a natural invention which arose as a garbled voice in minds of prehensile-tailed human beans, telling him to do this or that , based on the natural attribute of Fear. 

There is no fucking god, and if there is, she despises us, should appear at the Hague for war crimes trials as an indicted perpetrator, and summarily executed by a firing squad using Pellet guns. 


overmedicatedundersexed's picture

comte, well written, but what you think it is we are saying is a mixed bag..a small few of us understand that the unknowable, is just that. Many will describe what it is, even to what it's expectations and goals are. I cannot lable what my human mind has almost (in fact no chance) of comprehending.

I think atheists if honest also use mental surrender to try to come to grips with the fact that it is astounding beyond comprehension, so it must not be real. I am reminded of a recent book by David Hand, emeritus professor of mathematics Imperial college of london.. a quote from it"there is no getting away from it:sometimes events occur which seem so improbable, so unexpected, and so unlikely, they hint that there's something about the universe we don't understand."

buyingsterling's picture

All of this is inevitable.
We have this thing of wonder, the creation of the universe, and we find ourselves here, distinctly different from the other beings around us.

These things will compel an intelligent mind to seek explanation. Let's assume all religions are truly contrived: if so, they reflect reality: The larger creates the smaller, and minds work with purpose. Lacking a scientific explanation of where everything came from, it's natural to believe it was made by something.

What human beings have done with these ideas is another question, but to formulate the idea of God is not an effort to control, but to understand.
The problem is what is done with the energy of the believers. It can be twisted. But THAT ENERGY EXISTS AND IT WILL FIND EXPRESSION. Scientists are now arguing that we have a predisposition to believe in big ideas. You want to look at the world in black and white: religion is bad, its absence would be better. For most believers, their belief is personal, and to the extent that it ever affects others, it manifests in gentle persuasion. For 99.5% of believers, the fact that they believe will never affect you. Most of their energy in this regard is focused on themselves and their loved ones. If people didn't put any energy into religion, then it's irrelevant and you're bitching about nothing. So you see what I see, an ocean of energy, and you would rather have it manifest in:

1. Government
2. Conquest
3. Commerce (unfettered by a moral code this leads to communism eventually, we'd have gotten there long ago absent a basic moral code passed down largely by religion. Or you get fascism or a combination, which we have now)
4. Race/Tribe

Others? Got a big idea you're keen to turn people onto?
If so, you're doing a pretty crappy job spreading it, because it's not taking hold.

chumbawamba's picture

There is a natural order to things and if you pay close attention you'll start to notice it.  That natural order can be modeled, mimicked and employed in our man-made world to make things run optimally.  Instead, man spends his time endlessly trying to figure things out and trying things he THINKS will work, which is fine.  Man is a creator like that.  But sometimes it's best to just go with what's tried and true.

I hope people can start to see this.

I am Chumbawamba.

LooseLee's picture

The cessation of 'thinking' is the beginning of WISDOM

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

To be honest, although philosophical statements like that sound good and infer some deep meaning, they're little more than word smithing. 

real's picture

and id like to add, that even spending this much time on mental fantasy, is that much time not being spent on realizing that ALL of the problems we face are do to US 

buyingsterling's picture

Religion is (properly conducted) the practice of realizing this truth. Our problems are of our own making, they can be overcome or carried, with help from other willing people and the 'divine'.
Politics is the practice of ignoring problems, blaming them on others, and putting them off on others, and ultimately holding a gun to the heads of those who are unwilling to participate in forced 'help'.
Sometimes one looks like the other, but in general, that's how it works.

NihilistZero's picture


God is benevolent.  God is all powerful.  Evil exists.  Logic dictates you can have 2 of the 3.

Marco's picture

I say there is no god in the same way I say the sun will come up in the morning ... sure in theory both are working hypothesis, but at some point it starts being silly to add weakening adjectives to everything.

In theory there is only certainty in math, in practice I'm sure of a lot of things in the world at large.

LooseLee's picture

God is an idea---a projection of a super-self The idea of a creator is similar but not the same A creator does not have to be a projection of anything, and it certainly does not have to be human-like, Thinking of 'God' as some male-oriented super-human is quite juvenile. When one understands the nature of oneself, then and only then can a further exploration of 'beyond' that is possible, Sadly, this self-knowledge is not in any book or sacred text All these answers are within 'you'

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

The "there is no God" comments are either grossly ignorant of facts or simply willfull trolling.

Only intelligence can create a base-4 language like our DNA. This is not only order out of chaos, but it is information out of chaos.

It is preposterous to imagine walking through the forest, finding a book on the ground and exclaiming "Wow! look what blind chance and vast amounts of time created!"

If you read Darwin's THEORY he plainly admits that if animal cells are found to be anything other than a very simple bag of protoplasm his theory must be dicarded. Neo-Darwinist throwbacks have co-opted his theory and have been passing it off as fact despite the fact that as science advances, it keeps pointing toward intelligent design.

buyingsterling's picture

Great name.
I'd like to read something about that Darwin argument, I have not seen it before. Can you tell me where I can learn more?

SF beatnik's picture

Whenever I think about god, my brain goes all comatose on me.

stacking12321's picture

When you think you're thinking about god, you're not thinking about god

chumbawamba's picture

When you aren't think of anything at all--a perfectly clear mind--you are thinking with god.


Ralph Spoilsport's picture

In the beginning...there was nothing. Which exploded.

NihilistZero's picture

There's a Big Bang at the other end of every black hole.  I really wish I could see the one where the Marvel Universe is real.  Because the only Gods I want to acknowledge are the lords of Asgard ;-)

Gunga's picture

Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer is worth reading.

Jerome Lester Horwitz's picture

Thank you for the citation. I just bought a copy and look forward to reading it.

samuraitrader's picture

Darwin's Black Box is another good read. Then look into Bruce Lipton's books like Biology of Belief.

Abi Normal's picture

Halley's Bible will astound you!

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Don't insult your own intelligence by proferring intelligent design on this website, of all places.

I just don't understand why you need a creator for the universe but you don't need a creator for the creator.

"It is preposterous to imagine walking through the forest, finding a book on the ground and exclaiming "Wow! look what blind chance and vast amounts of time created!"

I could not agree more because a book is made by a human, your example is stupid. Same applies for thre stop watch that a creationist finds on the beach, how could that be possibly made by chance. It couldn't,because it is inorganic, non biological and also, made by humans.

Why do you walk through a forest and find a book and exclaim it can't be made by chance but you've discarded or neglected a few hundred species of plants and animals from your example. Why do you use the blatantly stupid to drive your point home. Creationists always use the things, for which there cannot possibly be any explanation for existing without some higher intelligence, for their arguments of intelligent design.

Don't use the word transcendent either to claim that god doesn't need a creator because that term is a fabricated human notion of which there is not an atom of proof from one end of the universe to the next. It's one of the greatest mysteries to the human thought process that you cannot accept a universe without a creator but you can accept an infinitely powerful entity having always been there.

Isn't this patently absurd?

Creationists never address the unintelligent design of bilogical organisms like wisdom teeth and appendix in humans to name just two of the most blatantly obvious.

Evolution is staring you right in the face when you look at a dog, a corn cob, a stalk of wheat, a horse, a strawberry however these species have been subject to evolution by human selection, instead of natural selection. I needn't point out that breeding (human selection) is vastly faster than natural selection but at times also very unintelligent. Like boxers that can't breath, cocker spannials whose skull is too small for their brain, basset hounds whose limbs are prone to arthritis.

The concept of creationisism highlights the humans plight of mapping their own infinitisemally small experience to the universe as a whole. It's sort of cringeworthy to be honest. 


tjeffersonsghost's picture

"Evolution is staring you right in the face"

Can one believe in God and Evolution at the same time?

Where does conciousness come from?

If evolution is the secular biblical code then are there a greater, superior group of humans (race if you will) over others? Are there traits that one group has superiority over another?


XitSam's picture

"Can one believe in God and Evolution at the same time?"

Of course. There is no requirement that people be logical. That's freedom for ya.

Terminus C's picture

Amusing to assume that, if there is a God, then He is incapable of coming up with evolution as a process for development of life forms.

Fuck, people are stupid.

Wizard's first rule.

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

You see therein lies the rub. If god created evolution as a purposeful means of the development of species he/she/it is a callous mother fucker because evolution cares not a wit about the suffering of the individual.

Like I've said before. Pile up all the dead animals/organisms from the beginning of time where random mutation fucked over the individual and left them to die a horrible death and we'd see instantly that evolution has not been designed by a consious higher power but by unthinking laws of physics. Nature is uncaring and indeed not even observant. In other words nature couldn't give a fuck.

Abi Normal's picture

I have a thing called Faith, in which I have a belief in a Divine Creation, with super intelligence and will, so I call that entity God.  If you want to worship your toaster, I say go for it.  I will not judge anyone for their beliefs, yet I am ridiculed and put down for mine?

Forgive them Father, for They KNOW what they do. JC (the NOT was left out intentionally)

I judge a man by his character... MLK

I love everyone, even my enemies, but that does not mean I will not defend my God given Liberty and Freedom, Molon Labe.

Abi Normal's picture

Asteroid, that is a very lame excuse for an argument about evolution vs creation.

Creation made the evolution possible.  Now we go to who or what created it?

You say it is random...then please explain to me the DNA of any living organism in full?  It is a program my friend, like it or not!  Bits and bytes at the organic level.  That ain't RANDOM fella.

Let me put it this way to you:

If I am wrong we both have no problem; if I am right, you have a pretty big problem!


buyingsterling's picture

God isn't going to do something that destroys our free will. Otherwise our relation to him is meaningless.
If He'd created a world of perfectly developed creatures which never change, would that the seem 'natural'? How many basset hounds would we have to breed before we started wondering why changes like this never seem to happen in nature? How long would we look at the perfect stasis of bacterial life under a microscope before we wondered what was up? Etc.
Beyond that, your basic thesis is flawed. The bulk of creatures are born fit and die naturally, from old age or predators. Isn't age and the food chain just as cruel as evolution? In other words, isn't your basic complaint that the world you inhabit is imperfect?
Even if it were more perfect, if you wanted a shred of free will you'd still have a world full of horrors, large and small, no matter how perfect everything seemed.

XitSam's picture

Geez, prove my point for me. Which is ... "There is no requirement that people be logical."

I was talking about belief, not what actually exists.


Buckaroo Banzai's picture

"I just don't understand why you need a creator for the universe but you don't need a creator for the creator."

You only have 5 senses, and a tiny brain. What makes you qualified to perceive or understand much of anything?

In the immortal words of David Lo Pan, you weren't put on this earth to "get it".

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

"You only have 5 senses, and a tiny brain. What makes you qualified to perceive or understand much of anything?"

And that my friend is what science is for.

Abi Normal's picture

Man is flawed; therefore, science is flawed.  Just look at the "science" of weather, or nuclear reactors, or medicine.  It is all inexact, and all have flaws, just like the people who created them.  Imagine that, there is that "creation" word again, makes one go hmmmm....does it not?

Magooo's picture

Carlin lays out the ridiculousness of the situation

Terminus C's picture

There's an invisible man...

Great set for sure.

buyingsterling's picture

Really funny, but grade school level arguments

Marco's picture

He could have made it a little easier by actually putting readable information in there instead of masses of non-activated DNA ... if that's programming it's pretty fucking crufty (and often buggy).

shouldvekilledthem's picture

(+22/-45) 45 ZH'ers out of 67 is a retard. 

have fun with your magic sky wizards fucking imbeciles :)

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Creationists are at the extreme end of the god believers for being a bit slow. Even the catholic church, the church so many people love to hate has given the green light to evolution. That's three from three in several hundred years, earth isn't flat afterall, earh revolves around the sun afterall and by gosh, biologcal organisms can morph into virtually any form dpendent on the pressures ffrom the environment and random mutation.

If only creationists could see the pile of dead organisms where random mutation failed, a pile so fucking big it'd make everest look like a mole hill, then they'd say "oh yeeeeeehhhhhhhh, doesn't look that smart after all".

Josey Montana's picture

Where are you on that pile?  I'll pay to see it.