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    The US, in its own decline, is showing this same self-destructive tendency. The worse things get, the greater the inclination of the citizenry to say, “Carry on, everything’s fine.”

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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Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:48 | 4906034 spinone
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I hope you're right.  You keep hacking on your side, I'll keep hacking on mine.  Meet you in the middle.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:03 | 4906057 chumbawamba
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This tree is coming down.  It helps that it is rotting from the inside out.

-Chumbz.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 20:56 | 4906233 americanreality
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You really are a goddamn idiot.

"I AM CHUMBAWUMBA?" Are you 13? Chumbawumba? Confidence and ignorance. Typical american dipshit.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 21:16 | 4906259 Crawdaddy
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Its just a tag line dude. He's been using it for years. Relax.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 21:16 | 4906260 kwality
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whoa whoa WHOA whoa WHOA

you better back the fuck up motherfucker.  i will fight you if my buddy Chumbawumba does not want to bother.  fuck it, i can't be bothered either.  eabod.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:12 | 4906356 chumbawamba
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I say lol bruh.  Take another hit from the blunt and pass it on.

-Chumbz.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:13 | 4906784 SunRise
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AR - Tell you what:  I'll stop believing in God after you stop cursing Him.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 13:30 | 4907293 XitSam
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That's just stupid in so many ways.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:29 | 4906935 Jerome Lester H...
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Unlike you I think that Chumb IS an example of a great thinker on ZH. I don't always agree with him but his posts are insightful and intelligent. Much more so than I can say for the majority of recent arrivals.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 21:12 | 4906245 Totentänzerlied
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"God"

Stopped reading there.

"Stop confessing to being a citizen of the United States and all your problems go away."

Technically true, because "all your problems" will instantly be replaced by one really, really urgent problem: the police (sheriffs, feds, MIB, SWAT, plain old Army, take your pick) en route to kill or capture.

Edit: I see you made my point for me:

"Yes, you are absolutely right.  It doesn't matter what you think, it's what they think because they have the guns and the badges and the "legitimacy" to use them."

That is really the entire problem. Alternative configurations, whatever they are, are absolutely verboten, period, and that ban will be strictly enforced until literally the last possible second.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:14 | 4906360 chumbawamba
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I can't say you're "wrong" because that would be a lie, and I know better than that.  But your reality does not comport with the one I am living.

You can choose to be captured by the illusion for all of your time here, or you can aspire to greater modes of existence.  I took the road less traveled by.

-Chumblez.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 23:15 | 4906446 Omegaman2211
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The believer in a man in the sky ruling the universe talks to someone else about illusions.

 

Too funny.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 03:15 | 4906623 joethegorilla
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Keep telling us how to believe Atheist preacher man.   

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 01:40 | 4906577 Alexandre Stavisky
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Ideal government is not a constitutional republic with three separate "checking and balancing" functions. No.  Even as well-written as the US constitution (not followed, held in contempt) and its careful spelling out of organizing a "free" healthy society.

No.  The KINGDOM of heaven isn't organized as a democracy, mob rule, one soul-one vote.  No.  It isn't a well-crafted republic with highly moral, deeply entrenched self-interested yet altruistic citizens voting a higher conscience but submitting to the scrutiny of their collective vote by a most moral higher authority of representatives, senators, executive. No.  It is an omnipotent, benevolent, sometimes justly violent yet merciful sovereign.  A great King.  Who establishes justice, roots out iniquity in all forms, expects high conduct, punishes ruthlessly and equivalently all misdeeds, and guides, encourages his vassals to reach the highest potential within their endowments, inheritances, capacities bestowed in this temporary dwelling place.  You may know your position within the order of heaven by the government you dwell under.

Does it encourage the highest virtues?  Does it reward well-doing and punish evil?  Does it assist in the procurement of reasonable worldly goods?  Does it convey a general sense of happiness and stability?  Under its dominion do the subjects toil as equally as they recreate?  Is its burden light and its treasure great?

If not, you may know, by the many levels of degradation from the ideal, just where one is seated between heaven and hell.

This great disorder, this great deviation from a goodly and clean organization is BABYLON.  And Molech awaits the birth of every inhabitant for sacrifice.

 

Jeremiah 32:35

"And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin."

There no longer exists within this small planet free enterprise, sound money, true justice, benevolent governance, sanitation from the secret societies and conspiracies against the common man.  No where can man exist by the sweat of his own brow without being heavy burdened by the connivance and cunning of evil actors.  No where is peace and tranquility and ease.  By definition, one must know where one is...

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 03:13 | 4906620 vanityvanity
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Democracy is a form of worship. Jackals being worshipped by jackasses. H.L. Mencken

The root of this nation's tragedy is it's dictatorial, income-taxing, federal-reserve-note-printing government. Take the power out of Washington and suddenly problems like illegal immigration, drug addiction and unemployment disappear. There will be no one to subsidize them in order to create dependent, reliable constituencies.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 23:08 | 4908677 52821740
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It's funny how the US thinks itself the most advanced nation in the western world but it's fallen so far behind the rest of the western world who's populace continue to abandon belief in the existence of the supernatural (ie god) and laugh at the US as a result.

source:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077272/Christianity-largest-rel...

I think it is likely that the majority of zerohedgers who down arrowed the 'god doesn't exist' comment of another poster are from the US and no doubt will do worse with mine as a newcomer to boot.

god is for the gullible and those who don't  practice critical thought. Many don't even know the difference between subjective and objective thinking.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:24 | 4909116 IllKeepMine
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The people created the goverment.  The government did not create the people.  It's called the Constitution, read it.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:25 | 4909117 IllKeepMine
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The people created the goverment.  The government did not create the people.  It's called the Constitution, read it.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 00:11 | 4906484 boattrash
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"WHY DOES HomeLand Have Soo Many Million Bullets In It's Secured Warehouses "??

 

Maybe because they are such shitty marksmen?

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 00:54 | 4906540 StychoKiller
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Maybe so, but yer assertion implies that THEY will be shooting at Someone/Something!

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 05:55 | 4906702 Magooo
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:23 | 4906795 luckystars
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My friend found several hollow point bullets in front of the old Federal Reserve building in San Francisco. Homeland security vehicles are always parked behind it. Guess that is fitting, eh?

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 11:59 | 4907090 Rootin' for Putin
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Because keeping millions of bullets in unsecured warehouses would be, well, unsecure.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:08 | 4905643 TeamDepends
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You've been here for 13 days.  STFU for a week or assume the position.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:11 | 4905653 greatbeard
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>> STFU for a week

Well, yeah, there's always that.

 

 

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:27 | 4905687 Unknown User
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When will the people finally get it that money is merely a representation of wealth and not the wealth itself.  Wealth is created by people, while money is created by a banking cartel that uses this fact to extract wealth from the people.

 

This is why “We the People” should “coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin”.

 

 

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:38 | 4905703 THX 1178
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Bane: We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you... the people. Gotham is yours. None shall interfere. Do as you please. Start by storming Blackgate, and freeing the oppressed! Step forward those who would serve. For and army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests, and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed. Blood will be shed. The police will survive, as they learn to serve true justice. This great city... it will endure. Gotham will survive! 

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 16:29 | 4905768 chumbawamba
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Let's keep things in the realm of reality since comic book unreality is what got us to where we are today.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 17:24 | 4905874 THX 1178
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Hmm. I dont know about that. I think a lot of the people at the top of the media hierarchy know what is coming and are putting these messages into their films on purpose.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 21:17 | 4906264 Totentänzerlied
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What they're doing is ensuring safe and harmless sublimation of nearly universal subversive desires, using myths like benevolent leaders, uncorruptible heros, the triumph of justice, etc. Storytellers have been doing that since the earliest days of human language.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:03 | 4906337 THX 1178
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Maybe maybe not.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 23:16 | 4906447 Omegaman2211
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The realm of reality states there is no god.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 00:32 | 4906519 forexskin
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fuck off, one note troll

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 18:35 | 4908024 general ambivalent
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Then there is no you, because you are your own god.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 19:35 | 4908174 SunRise
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No!  Reality states that we have the knowledge of God.  That's how we can even discuss God.   Dogs, cats, eagles, whales, even Praying Mantis's don't build altars or erect churches; yet, mankind does it everywhere they go while everywhere praying to God or cursing Him.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 16:29 | 4905782 buyingsterling
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This is not a leftist site, though leftists visit and comment. Nor is it a 'conservative' site per se, though most people who read and post hold conservative views. It's about power and money, and the HONEST appraisal of the affect they have on all of us.

There's a reason we have both a warfare and a welfare state that we clearly cannot afford: they benefit those in power, and the fiat money system enables endless borrowing to finance both. You and your family pay the tab in sweat, blood, lost liberty, and lost opportunity. The tens of millions of Americans who are now dependent on your labor to get by have the same genes as earlier, independent generations. They're dependent because that allows control of both them, and you.

Virtually every subject that touches on power and money is explored here. Bookmark and enjoy; you will learn a lot.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 16:34 | 4905803 Crawdaddy
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Martin Armstr0ng is neocon pet and therefore a professional shit disturber. He was the gopher boy for Brit Neocon Sir Alan Walters. Armstr0ng's mentor was a card carrying member of the NWO. Walters is dead now but when he was alive this is how Walters spent his time:

> Monetarist econ advisor to Margaret Thatcher
> Adviser to the World Bank
> Vice Chairman of AIG Trading Group
> American Enterprise Institute

AEI, you may have heard, is the HQ for the NeoCon NWO Goat Worshipers who are responsible for damn near every bad thing happening in the world right now.

Armstr0ng's writings show he is trying to keep that NWO flame alive, doing his part by highlighting one side a manufactured conflict. A manufactured conflict brought to you by his handlers in NeoCon central - the American Enterprise Instute. They have spent years pushing their Hegelian dialectic, order out of chaos game plan. Armstr0ng is one their pets.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:16 | 4905971 Raging Debate
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Crawdaddy - Maybe that is true maybe it isn't.

But do you agree or disagree with the analysis?

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:27 | 4906090 Crawdaddy
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RD - He didn't say anything new and certainly nothing that hasn't been said in a thousand other blogs in the past five years. Disinformation is a big problem? Career politicians suck? Repeal of Glass-Stegal was bad? Russell Brand has an arm tatoo? This hell you say? Well now that we have that out of the way Martin - The career pols work for someone. Glass-Stegall didn't get repealed on its own. Disinfo is everywhere by design. WHO the hell is behind all of it? Crickets, chirp chirp.

I think he knows who is behind the globalists and has decided to be ok with it. Profit from it. I've decided this guy's writing is disinformation in it's own right. Lately he is playing to the right of the political spectrum and since most people have never heard of him they read what he says and think "right on!" I did too when I first read him years ago. Then he said something that rasied a flag and made me wonder why this guy was getting automatic airtime on the "mainstream right" blogs I read. I decided to do a bit of research on his background.

Most people here understand both parties in the US are corrupt. The media is corrupt. Most corporations are corrupt and controlled by an evil gang of scum known as banksters. And banksters are owned by the most evil scum on the planet.

I have learned to despise globalists and the people that are their errand boys. The AEI is a neocon money laundering outfit where bought off but failed politicians go to remain bought. It's a think tank feeder tube for the CFR and Bilderburgers. I see them as the bad guys so when I see one of their pets popping up to parrot the company approved lines, I call bullshit. 

 

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 21:13 | 4906253 conscious being
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Unfortunately, he spent a lot of time in a US jail because he wouldn't release his proprietary algos.  If the system fucks somebody up enough, they change as a result of the beating.

Michael Ruppert, former LAPD narcotics cop who would not go along with CIA drug flights and wrote Crossing the Rubicon.  He was set up eight ways to Sunday and was eventually poisoned.  He was treated in Venezuela and Canada and came back from the brink of death.  But he came back a changed man.  For example he  became a big Obamphile!?!  Not too many weeks ago it was reported he killed himself.

RIP Michael Ruppert.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 02:49 | 4908878 August
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RIP Michael Ruppert

Agreed.  I didn't and don't believe everything he had to say, but he seemed like a sincere guy doing the best he could to understand a perplexing world.

Expect the inexplicable.

RIP Michael Ruppert

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 22:56 | 4906404 moneybots
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"Armstr0ng's writings show he is trying to keep that NWO flame alive, doing his part by highlighting one side a manufactured conflict. A manufactured conflict brought to you by his handlers in NeoCon central - the American Enterprise Instute. They have spent years pushing their Hegelian dialectic, order out of chaos game plan. Armstr0ng is one their pets."

 

I don't get that impression of him at all.  He did not support either major power player in Ukraine.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 23:17 | 4906453 Omegaman2211
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By visiting Drudge it probably means youre a church dwelling neocon sub-human looking for more justification to drop a bomb on somebody.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 23:23 | 4906456 nmewn
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I can tell you're pissed by calling someone subhuman so, you're forgiven ;-)

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:21 | 4905676 Chupacabra-322
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Agreed. Stop feeding the Gov. "Agent Smith" Troll.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 17:48 | 4905919 Anusocracy
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He certainly is stupid enough to be on the government payroll.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:42 | 4905707 quasimodo
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It's an algo, not capable of a reply or constructive debate. It's first cousin zirpedge(who always upticks it for moral support) is the upgraded algo that can reply and appears to know something, however it's all preprogrammed bullshit from it's handlers.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:55 | 4905722 mt paul
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mooooooooooo...

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 21:02 | 4906239 americanreality
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Depends you have been here a while, congratulations on your accomplishment.  Does that excuse or somehow make your mumbling cluelss rants acceptable?  The answer is no,  it does not.  Who cares how long someone has been registered here except little clique boys.  Like you.

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:09 | 4905650 greatbeard
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>> just re-regulate

Because the regulators are corrupt.  Same problem with raising taxes to balance the budget.  I have no real problem with paying taxes as long as they are spent in a responsible an equitable fashion. 

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