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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BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Finding the discussion hitting a raw nerve JM. It's terrible when you start to have to really think critically about your belief system isn't it. Veerrrryyyyy uncomfortable indeed especially when it begins to creep into your awareness that what you've been led to believe is whole hearted fantasy and you weren't smart enough to question it.

It's never too late.

dsty's picture

snake eye

who are you speaking for?

or should i say, who is speaking thru you?

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Must be satan. That's the answer you are looking for isn't it?

Satan is as big a fantasy as the grey bearded invisible sky man.

Terminus C's picture

The irony is that if God created everything, He also created Satan... I know, I know, free will and all that but seriously, the Holy Trinity makes more sense with Satan as the third point instead of some random "holy spirit".

Circular arguments and willful cognitive dissonance are the foundations of religion.  Yet humanity eats it up like candy.

Jerome Lester Horwitz's picture

Am I the only one that sees the humor in one who cannot use grammar correctly calling others retarded?

Magooo's picture

Yes there is --- he is a man in the sky --- who tells you what to do and if you don't listen you burn in hell forever --- BUT - he LOVES YOU. 


He loves you --- and he needs MONEY. 


George Carlin - Religion is Bullshit

A Nanny Moose's picture

Religion is a human contruct used to control humans. Dog can exist without religion.

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Why don't you just wrtite the word god or God or GOD.

Josey Montana's picture

Your argument is not even childish - it's just a flat-out cartoon.

The haters would be less hated if they bothered to learn what Believers actually believe, rather than watching some snide unbeleiver rant about Believers as a starting point for their understanding.

Can we agree you don't know much beyond the most stereotypical buzzwords of faith?  If not there is really nothing to discuss with you.

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Does it really matter what, how, why you believe in an invisible grey bearded skyman. The concept was passed to you by your parents/society harking back centuries. You think it's a personal belief, something you would have arrived at had you been born on an island with no other human contact. Come on, grow up, you've been programmed from birth. The voice you hear inside your head is your own, not god. For fucks sake be honest and admit it.

Hayabusa's picture

Yes there is such a thing as god, just like the easter bunny, santa claus and... well enuf said.  The irony?  People come here in an attempt to find the truth

and yet believe in a fictional diety called god and believe it's true... on faith alone.  Such conflict cannot be good for someone.

Loose Caboose's picture

it's about time, Buddha.  That tummy is just asking for diabetes type 2.

hyperbole2000's picture

A one over infinty probability muliplied by infinity (the universe) eqails 1; therefore anything is possible.

At any moment in time there is an infinite number of possible outcomes. These infinite outcomes (forks in the road) occur every one over infinity time units. God does exist and doen't exist depending on which space-time contuinuim you are on.

samuraitrader's picture

depends on the definition of the word "god" :-) if "god" is energy and consciousness, then we are all "god" and we and everything in our reality are connected as one.

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

God is a grey bearded invisble skyman, we're not changing the definition 2000 years later because theists finally realise how fucking stupid the concept of a man like entity sitting on a throne in the clouds is.

No, no, no, no. God believers are stuck with their biblical version of the invisible grey bearded sky man ("in his image") and they will be reminded every day by atheists at just how fucking ridiculous the concept is and how gullible they have been to believe it and try and have others believe it.

Come on people, time to be adults and admit that this was one fucking dumb story to believe.

eishund's picture

"There is no such thing as god."

Isn't this like saying "the universe is consistent and complete"?

JimBowie1958's picture

Omegaman2211: There is no such thing as God.


Prove it numbnuts.

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Ascribing the existence of an infinitely powerful entity having always existed, without itself having ever been created is so self evidently stupid that it does not need proving. You can't grasp a universe existing without a creator, a universe that is infinitely less complex than your creator. Jesus H fucking Christ humans are fucking stupid. 

Terminus C's picture

It's turtles, all the way down.

LooseLee's picture

Is the 'idea' of 'God' a thing? I am certain it is because ALL ideas are 'things'...

Nexus789's picture

61 sensible people and 115 heads in the sand at time of this post. We are definitely in trouble with so many people believing in the imaginary sky god.

Blues Traveler's picture

"Those who will not be Governed by God will be Ruled by Tyrants”  William Penn

Dublinmick's picture

The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles? ~John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson, 20 June 1815


Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

Democracy too is a religion.?It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.

Keyser's picture

Even the sheeple are starting to ask why we have to live in a police state to supposedly protects us from terrorists, when the government orders the border patrol to stand down and leave the border wide open... 


macholatte's picture


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.


As engineered by Robert Rubin who was Goldman CEO before Treasury Secretary.  Rubin was on Citi Banks payroll while at Treasurery and got $100M from Citi for destroying Glass-Steagall. Rubin Corzined America.


Look at the Mexican border. Do you see Americans in rebellion against the pathetic retches delivered to the US by Obama? No?  Then there ain't no revoution, armed or otherwise. The sheeple are caught in the headlights. Without leadership they continue to confuse themselves, brainwashed into submission.


The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.

Edward Bernays 1928

J S Bach's picture

The systems of government are important... yes.   The time-tested results of each system can be argued ad infinitum.


But, remember what Rothschild said 200 years ago...

"Let me control a nation's money, and I care not who makes its laws".


What is paramount - and absolutely HAS to change for the world this time around - is the elimination of debt-based money.  In other words... USURY!!!!


The planet operating without this nefarious backbone would be unprecendented.  With the information age - there are no excuses for allowing yet another era to arise with this criminal and immoral structure as its foundation.

BigJim's picture

 What is paramount - and absolutely HAS to change for the world this time around - is the elimination of debt-based money.  In other words... USURY!!!!

Usury just means charging interest. You can have non-debt-based money (say, gold/silver), and still have usury.

In fact, if you want a functioning (ie, free market) economy, usury is essential, as it encourages holders of capital to forego hoarding their money to lend it for more profitable uses (as well as compensating for risk).

J S Bach's picture

Of course, when I use the term "usury" I am speaking of money's issuance - not its lending.   There is absolutely no reason to have money lent into existence -- other than to empower useless bankers and their cabal.  This is the diabolical "usury" referred to.


And remember that most money that is "lent" in our fractional reserve system is created out of thin air, just like the Fed's initial printing.  It's something like 10-to-1 - the amount of money that a banking institution is allowed to lend (against 10% actual deposits).  This, too, is an evil form of usury.  If interest is gleaned against 100% deposits, that's a much more honest and manageable form of usury.


Also, if most interest paid upon debts went to serve public rather than private interests, all would benefit - not just the fortunate few who run the whole scheme.

Simplifiedfrisbee's picture

Macho latte, spread more of this info on zerohedge. I know it well and it liberates people intellectually from the deception of our government and corporate operations. Facebook, twitter, even the up and down votes on ZH are all based on the idea of organizing and manipulating habits o people. But that is the least of the current agenda.

Killer the Buzzard's picture

Don't be saucy with me, Bernays.

Hayabusa's picture

At least some of you are aware of Sigmund's nephew Edward Bernays and his "contribution" to society and marketing in general.  Macholatte, has done his

homework and I respect that.

August's picture

>>>Even the sheeple are starting to ask why we have to live in a police state to supposedly protects us from terrorists, when the government orders the border patrol to stand down and leave the border wide open...

I don't live in the USA, but it seems to me that the above is indeed a key marker of the Empire's soon-to-be demise (or perhaps we could say "transition"). 

To paraphrase what a ZHer recently observed, if you just look around you, it's amazing what the culture will actually disclose about itself.  The current US border situation tells me that the country's leadership class simply does not give a shit about the wishes of its citizens;  this is, of course, nothing new, but now the elites don't even pretend to hide their opinion.  To date, neither the Congress, or any significant fraction of the people, have actually DONE anything.  Unless something radical is done, through either legal or extra-legal means, the American Culture is openly telling the world, and itself, "We are finished now... no one here gives a shit."

SF beatnik's picture

August: fuckin' A right. You nailed it. Seems pretty fucking hopeless, now. Attitude among so many people I meet seems to be this: "Nothing we can do to fix it, so just party on."

NemoDeNovo's picture

Party on Wayne....Party on Garth - WoooHoooo FORWARD Idiocracy Bitchez!!!



Long Zombies..........

A Nanny Moose's picture

Divine Right of the Majority.

Miggy's picture

Penn got it right.


John 3:16

SuperRay's picture

This guy is a disinformation troll. The biggest problem is not misinformation. It a fucking criminal organization called the CIA, who arranged the murders of JFK and RFK, and 9/11, and the bullshit DISinformation they put out.

snodgrass's picture

The CIA, NSA, etc. work for the American establishment, including the bankers, just like the Mossad and Shin Bet work for the Jewish bankers and MI5 and M16 work for the Windsors.

There are probably even more secret agencies working for all these groups that we don't know about plus all the private contractors who do contract kills for them.

moneybots's picture

JFK was killed by Lee Oswald, for his own personal reason.

snodgrass's picture

You're either a moron or a liar.

Jerk_Store's picture

JFK was killed by Lee Oswald, for his own personal reason.

Tough crowd tonight...Some people don't get sarcasm

Loose Caboose's picture

"JFK was killed by Lee Oswald, for his own personal reason."

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha...............ha.

*takes a breath*

ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha .............. I give up.

Omegaman2211's picture

It's not an either or proposition. Man can govern himself just fine without some made up fairy tale man in the sky.

StychoKiller's picture

Current events prove you are incorrect, read "Lord of the Flies"

forexskin's picture

no principles, no purpose


stacking12321's picture

Are you suggesting that someone who believes differently from you can't have principles or purpose?

Sorry to hear about your childhood brainwashing. You can overcome it if you try.