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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Moustache Rides's picture

Everything you post is socially retarded.

Top Gear's picture

<<Everything you post is socially retarded.>>

Thanks for revealing the founding concept of your morality.

"You have heard no concepts of morality but the mystical or the social." ~John Galt's radio speech (Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged)

flysofree's picture

Well stated. That's why people like Martin Armstrong should be recognized as mere propagandists who spread the myths that rich people pay taxes or that they work hard and create wealth for others.

The Magus's picture

The political system used by every species on the planet, save homo sapiens, is anarchy. It works well for them, why not us?

Top Gear's picture

Primitivist alert.

Not enjoying your indoor plumbing, Mr. Kaczynski?

"We are as gods and might as well get good at it." ~Stewart Brand

The Magus's picture

Oh yeah? Wait 'till the methane time bomb goes off, then you'll find out how Godly we are.


Top Gear's picture

Sure, Al Gore, and you predicted that the Arctic Ocean would be completely free of ice this year too.


StokeyBob's picture

I believe the root cause of all of the unrest is that some are able to counterfeit up what ever it takes to get their way.

Maybe this will help make the danger of fake money clear.

Imagine you and me are setting across from each other. We create enough money to represent all of the world’s wealth. Each one of us has one SUPER Dollar in front of him.

You own half of everything and so do I.

I’m the government though. I get bribed into creating a Central Bank.

You’re not doing what I want you to be doing so I print up myself eight more SUPER Dollars to manipulate you with.

All of a sudden your SUPER Dollar only represents one tenth of the wealth of the world!

That isn’t the only thing though. You need to get busy and get to work because YOU’VE BEEN STIFFED with the bill for the money I PRINTED UP to get YOU TO DO what I WANTED.

That to me represents what has been happening to the economy, and us, and why so many of our occupations just can’t keep up with the fake money presses.

They have been beating us with our own stick!!!!1

atthelake's picture

If Dave Hodges, at is correct, it will be much worse than a crash and burn.

sessinpo's picture

A reset will happen regardless. Those drooling for it are gonna get more then they bargained for. A shallow grave is reserved for many. The elites go on, the peasants pay.

The Magus's picture

Dave Hodges is clinically insane.

idontcare's picture

Nice photo of a London protest, but what and who are they protesting again?   I mean, c'mon, these jerks still line up to suck up to a family of degenerate moochers (The Royal Family) every chance they get.  When I see the masses all over the world dragging royal families from their beds to execute them then I'll believe that the rest of the "bad players" (so-called "bankers" and politicians)  might actually be dealt with effectively as well.  Otherwise society continues as usual - the poor (now called the middle class for psych control purposes) will get poorer and the wealthy will remain wealthy.  Barring a worldwide catastrophe which affects "life" equally on this planet, the status quo of "social injustice" will continue ad infinitum.

flysofree's picture

No matter what happens, in the end this board will 'twist facts' and blame the poor and those without any influence and power to affect change for the system owned and manipulated by the elites for their own benefit, just like Martin Armstrong is doing.

novictim's picture

"People simply do not comprehend why and how the economic policies of the post-war era..."


The post WW2 era was the greatest period ever for the working person.  85% of us still recollect that.

So what is this, ZH?  Animal Farm?   Do we get to watch you and Armstrong re-write history and distort the past right before our very eyes?!  

And then we are supposed to vote for "less gubment"?  is that the deal?  

You Libertard Republicans started our trade deficits under the Reagan Administration.  You Said it was "good" to get rid of those jobs because we Americans had a "competitive advantage"!  What that advantage was was never truly spelled out but you fuckers had this whole nation drinking that kool-aide all the way through Clinton and onto Obama.

It was you Libertards that scrapped the KEYNESIAN policy that had boosted the middleclass and replaced it with TRICKLE-DOWN economics that continues to this very day.

You Libertard Republicans, drunk on a magical economic theory of "the Marketplace" and "American Exceptionalism", got this country to ship our best manufacturing systems/factories along with the intellectual property and jobs and tax base to China and India and anywhere taxes were low and slave labor was the norm!

All the American know-how and the intellectual property it entailed went for FREE to our competitors.  All that R&D paid for by the American People shipped out to the buttholes of the world and we were informed by your BANKRUPT ideology that this was GOOD?!

So cut the crap, Armstrong and ZH!

GrinandBearit's picture

Nothing will happen in the US until cable tv and the internet are turned off.

Millions of brain-dead sheeple are now totally addicted to reality shows, cell/smart phones, facebook and text messaging.  They would have a complete mental breakdown without them.

ohcanada's picture

General Pike

An American General named Pike, completes his military blueprint for three world wars and various revolutions throughout the world, culminating into moving this great conspiracy into its final stage. These details are as follows:

  1. The First World War is to be fought for the purpose of destroying the Tsar in Russia, as promised by Nathan Mayer Rothschild in 1815. The Tsar is to be replaced with communism which is to be used to attack religions, predominantly Christianity. The differences between the British and German empires are to be used to foment this war.
  2. The Second World War is to be used to foment the controversy between fascism and political Zionism with the oppression of Jews in Germany a lynchpin in bringing hatred against the German people. This is designed to destroy fascism and increase the power of political Zionism. This war is also designed to increase the power of communism to the level that it equalled that of united Christendom.
  3. The Third World War is to be played out by stirring up hatred of the Muslim world for the purposes of playing the Islamic world and the political Zionists off against one another. Whilst this is going on, the remaining nations would be forced to fight themselves into a state of mental, physical, spiritual and economic exhaustion.
falconflight's picture

Who's beheading who?  My passions don't need to be artifically stirred.

damicol's picture

The tree of freedom needs nourishing with blood from time to time.

The problem is identifying which blood.

The blood that needs to flow freely id the blood of every civil servant, every mandarin and every oligarch and every single politician from the village hall to the most corrupt lying scum at the top.

But this has to done the right way, and the only right way is with truly horrific savagery.

Something that will haunt the minds and send chills through generations of future politicians and civil servants.

Freedom  can only be obtained by the elimination of the those who like to oppress.

If you are weak, they will kill you, torture you, disembowel you and your children publicly if that what it takes to cower you.

Only those strong enough to butcher civil servants and politicians in in ever more violent and inhumane ways will succeed, because if you fail to make to them so much more fearful of you than you are of them you will be slaves.

Not maybe, not possibly, not likely, but absolute certainty.

Why did ISIS overrun Iraq in a few days, Not just the backing and the arms and  every Jewish nutjob doing his lobbying on CH, but because they had the stomach to kill and and do it a way that scares the shit out of the sheep.

When the smoke starts to clear and every city hall town hall is just a smouldering smoking pile of rubble with every single occupant  cremated amongst the ashes and  with obummer hanging with his entrails around his children's necks roasting over the pyre of capitol hill with his eyelids cut off and jacked with half a pound of amps,then freedom will come flooding back.

 Oh there will be anarchy for a while, and scores settled and butchery and murder, but it will all die down and things will get back to civilization again.

But unfortunately, even that wouldn't deter some psychopathic power crazed politician from starting it all over again in the future. Only a matter of time.

But I think its worth another try.





Top Gear's picture

<< every Jewish nutjob >>

They must really be God's Chosen People if such a small group of people are as powerful as Marvel Comic Super Heroes with superpowers

You've convinced me to convert.




dreadnaught's picture

lol you already ARE a Jew you idiot   dont pull the trolish: "Why, now i might just join them"  Lie-it can be seen thru too easily

falconflight's picture

Civil Servants...that's a very efficient starting point, Academia, and anyone connected to newspapers and television.

torak's picture

When your bank launders money for the drug cartels, you get caught, and as punishment a secretary in the temporary HR pool gets slapped on the back of the hand with a cold lasagna noodle, what are the banks going to continue doing?  Ahhhhhh. Ummmmm? Hummmm? 

Hell, I'm just trying to figure out how to save the peanuts I make from my pathetic pension and survive the next round of "Let's get richer by destroying the economy."  Obviously you don't fight Satan's friends and pals on his own turf. 



Top Gear's picture

<<bank launders money for the drug cartels>>

Sounds totally libertarian to me. Problem with it, son?

insanelysane's picture

My head exploded when I watched the 1st episode of that Alaskan fishing show this season.  It went back to the gov shutdown.  These guys are sitting in their privately owned boats, fueled up, crewed up, provisioned up, yet they can't go fucking fishing because some beauracrat isn't at work.  Really???  Soon, no one will be allowed to go to private work if the fucking government is shutdown so if those fucking useless assholes don't get their better salaries and even better benefits package, no one in the private sector can work or get paid.  

And then finally one fucking fisherman goes before Congress and begs them to go fishing.  Really, we all have to go to fucking Washington and ask some fucking asshole millionaires and suits to please let us go to work???  

Top Gear's picture

Are you some Injun who thinks he can run around naked all day and fish wherever and whenever he wants? Back on the reservation for you. Here, have a beer.

torak's picture

Ya'll ain't got this figured out yet? 

The question is when does society wake up?

Answer:  The Muppets are not going to wake up.  Bread, circuses, pharmaceuticals, cannabis, and and a lot more sleep cause ya ain't got a job and there ain't nuthing better to do.  But Medicaid and free clinics will keep you well sedated. 

I don't think marty's got the answers, no less the right questions.  Was he in the slammer during Katrina.  Civil unrest ain't happening in the West.  It won't even get a toehold. 

Joey Ramone was closer to the truth.  It was sorta prescient that "I Want To Be Sedated" was released on the Road to Ruin Album, yeah, way back in the late 1970s.  That's the future folks. 

Landrew's picture

Armstoned, an anti-worker douche bag.

Lex_Rex's picture

Global economic collapse is not avoidable. We missed the window of opportunity for that more than 40 years ago. All we can do now is prepare to come out on the other side wiser.

The main problem is too many people trying to consume more than they can earn, for whatever reason. The Universe is unfair. It is amazing it has tolerated our existence as long as it has. A few people may survive, but only a few. This is a lifeboat situation.

besnook's picture

the revolution will not be televised......because there will not be one. the molon labias, the occupaidos, the unemployable and the kings of ml king street just like to talk trash. when it comes down to it the socialist program has worked wonders, even down to sharing your every movement with .gov via facebook and other "secure" sites. the usa is becoming more socialist than europe in a stalinist stasi(egermany) sort of way. this is the ultimate new world order. control all the people with socialism, the ultimate welfare program. your food will be guaranteed, as well as your rent and utilities. why would anyone want to riot?

cherry picker's picture

It may not always be obvious in different situations around the globe, but to me the causes are spiritual and the effects biblical,

'I am not religious and don't believe in that God crap', you may reply. Dogma and religion can encompass much, from nationalism, to believers of different social structures, economic models, political dogma, traditional religions of any stripe and so on. Pick your God or idol, they are all over.

What the ancients perceived and wrote down as spiritual laws eons ago, those which some people follow or claimed to follow often take a back seat or are non existant in this world today. These laws are the cause of the problem as they continue to be ignored.

Loving God and neighbor, avoiding idolatry, adultery, theft, false witness and murder are some key items which are not really discussed much these days. The financial system, large corporations, media and government are experts in stealing, promoting idolatry, murder, false witness and more.

As we wait, watching the dead, wounded and refugees on television and news in far off places, we are desensitized into thinking it won't happen here, to disrupt our comfortable, secure lives.

Don't kid yourself it is coming. We upset the spiritual balance as it were. It will right itself violently. We, as a species may not be recognizable in the future, if we survive at all, gone the way of the dinosaur with maybe something else to replace us.

real's picture

I have read most of the comments the first 4 pages.   And to think that on here which is my last hope of outside the box but still main stream media who looks for views, that we are wasting our time in what worship side to be on.   Im just a poor man who spends his money on road trips to see different landscapes that makes me tear up. 2 kids who i taught from birth that its thuth as we see it as earthlings, dreams/fantasy/worship those things have killed everything and we have not seen the climaxe.   debating beyound OUR means is just taking part in the killing.    I don't have A DREAM   i have a path, and it is frustrating.   Its nature is frustrating. and as i begin to express this frustration, i loose it. But let me try 

Stop worshiping. Stop thinking there is something else or someone else that knows more.  Stop relying.   Stop affiliating yourself and stop seeking a group or movement that will fix it. 

This is not about them.  This is about ME   it is about you.   It is about realizing that it was not "apple" that gives us technology.   It is not Microsoft that did it.    THOSE company's  only held us back.   YES  i said HELD us back  as they will continue for there gain. {i put there because company's are not people, just a point } 

We the people of planet earth would have, WILL be better off by killing the power that corporations now have and, well, let me give an example here. New wood comes from farmed trees designed to grow fast in order of more profit per acre.   that wood only lasts 10 yrs at best and then need to be replace.  old houses were made of old growth with tight grain and as they have lasted 100 plus yrs, they will remain plus 100 yrs.

So it seems our resources are mismanaged.   will a free market economy fix all these imbalances ? or wil a resourced based economy bring us pass the silliness that has been the focus of this discussion ?   

ISIS UKRAINE JAPAN { DICK HEADS } AND ALL THE REST   please smart peaple, stop being foolish and thinking your a good person cuase you "believe"   

i drank a few beers writing this and maybe thats what made me do it.   I am just a TRADESMAN and made some leaps here.   But stop debating DUMB shit no matter how good you can write.   Start looking into how we are going to bring 1776 into 2025   And that is the year i give US beofre we eat eachother,    come on ZH   START

novictim's picture

real, I solute your rejection of "belief".

Like you, I consider faith to be the enemy of reason and the farther we move from dogma and ideology toward "outcomes" and factual change, the better.

Pragmatic solutions that work should be what we now reach for in 2014.

And recheck yourself for the all pervasive "bubble of agreement" we all naturally find ourselves in.  Comfort in belief is dangerous as you point out.

Also!  Crank up the SKEPTICISM dial to MAXIMUM until we start seeing the improvements in peoples lives all around us.

stopthejunk1's picture

The end is near. Buy sardines and sit at home. Contrary to popular belief, the mowing down of revolutionaries *will* be televised.

falconflight's picture

Only the Leftists will pour into the streets.  The bourgeoisie will beg for more HomeLand protections (sarc).

exartizo's picture

This is a bad rehash of what we already know here on ZH.

Please don't waste my time with old news.

Goldilocks's picture

"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

dsty's picture

Oh Neitzsche..... where are you?

if only words could make it here from the abyss

Contrarian View's picture

Well, this article is a heartfelt rant, but is no kind of economic analysis - especially the bit about the banks. In America, the banks are not the problem. The government (including the regime's minions at the Fed) is the problem. While the banks are certainly profiting from the zero-interest policy, the federal government is the real beneficiary. What would happen to the budget deficit if interest rates were at a proper level to protect the value of the dollar? Where would the regime get money if the Fed were not buying up all its bonds?

If government were removed from the banking system, and bank safety and soundness were subject to the demands of the industry's customers, we would be far better off.

Iambic PentaMaster's picture

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


No, it won't.

Flying Tiger Comics's picture

Civil war? Wishful thinking. America's color revolution under barry soetoro was the last piece of the puzzle. Ahead lies the incremental takeover:

fancyfree's picture

Au contraire, this will end pretty.  Here is what went out to the Ambassadors in Tokyo today:

to implement this decision 

I asked Martin Armstrong to correct his alarmist article with what is on the immediate agenda:

What is more, the Members of Parliament know that their constituents will hold their feet to the fire -- prevarication is no longer cutting the mustard.



ThirteenthFloor's picture

I see three possibilities here...

1) The TransAtlantic Economy crashes, in the process the New World Order (Elite) gets pissed and flips the tables over.  In that case it will be a caveman lifestyle if you can survive the bombs fallout, and bio-weapon, and destruction of the bio-cycle.

2) The TransAtlantic Elite refinance/debt consolidate the Eurozone and US under the global government and IMF.  Here they sieze all financial instruments (debt notes, gold and silver) and issue everyone SDR's.  They re-access bank accounts and loans.  If you complain you are escorted to a FEMA camp and provide slave labor.

3) A surgical removal of the elite. Ummm, since there is not a list of them, they probably hide pretty good, and they have survived 2000 years of turmoil. So that might be hard and who would LEAD that effort.

2 most likely, 1 as second and 3 a far last. 

honestann's picture

... crash the system and start over again.

No, no, no... a thousand times no.

Crash the system, then give up on systems.

Let everyone decide for themselves.  What is a "system".  In the sense this article means it, a "system" is tyranny and slavery.


How about liberty, freedom, individualism == anarchy.

We don't need no stinking masters!

I refuse to be governed.  PERIOD.

natty light's picture

Most views record for a ZH article???


tony wilson's picture

the fake revolution will be televised.

the image of london at the top of the page has a mr russell bland in it a fake cockney londoner from essex init.

the bbc calls him anti establishment figure with a lot of followers.

kind of like a jesus and an andy mcnab sas guy merged but without the skillset.


the girly revolutionaries love him the gay boyz want to be just like him.

he was trained like most of these creatures at the tavistock institute he is low level mi5,he married kate perry the satanist singer.

he is today dating a rothschild goldsmith he is in fact the post modern jimmy saville he is just another soros tool.

working on behalf of her satanic majesties his tatoo bodywork shows what side he is on.

like mp zac goldsmith never trust anyone that uses the hands so much because they are nlp pimps with satanic gestures a plenty.

the revolution has been here quite some time it's name rothschild.

do not fight the power just laugh at it.


CerpherJoe's picture

The repeal of Glass-Steagal wasn't the problem. TARP was. Let the Titan's clash and don't bail them out. Things will clean up pretty quick then.

IllKeepMine's picture

Who is to blame for this mess.  The bankers were forced to make loans to those that have little or no way of paying them back.  The Democrats caused this with there incessant scheming for power.  From Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton and their Community Redevelopment Acts, they allowed the banks to be looted by those looking for freebies.  Democratic politicians caused this.  The author is correct.  This will be end pretty and it shouldn't.  For those that caused this, end should end extremely ugly.

tradewithdave's picture

300,000 reads.... Looks like the Trews has some views.  Somebody needs to make a poster for The Way, The Truth & The Life.  Calling WB7

numapepi's picture

The reason our society and culture is in decline is our leaders are leading us there. I wrote an article the other day explaining it.