Martin Armstrong Warns "We Are Witnessing The Collapse Of Democracy"

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Submitted by Martin Armstrong via Armstrong Economics blog,

Part of the war cycle is just the general feeling or attitude shifts due to economics. We seem to be headed for such a fateful turn.

The police domestically have turned militaristic.

This is a very serious issue far beyond what most people would even guess. It tends to show the changing attitudes within society.

Couple this with Obama who seems to think he was elected to start a war. We are approaching a serious turning point that may reshape the world as did 1932 following the economic trend of the Great Depression.

The year 1932 saw Mao come to power in China. In Germany, Hitler came to power. FDR came to power in the United States. Even in Japan, the seeds of war were planted with the May 15 Incident, in which Prime Minister Tsuyoshi Inukai was assassinated by young military officers in an attempted coup. The killing spread fear among Japan’s liberal politicians and strengthened the militarists, who eventually led the country into the catastrophic Pacific War.

1932, which was also the low in the markets from 1929. The year 2007 began the changing process and we should be looking ahead now [for] the war cycle will turn upward.

We are witnessing the collapse of democracy or to put it in the proper perspective – the right of the people to vote even in a republic. Europe is hell-bent on removing any democratic process because Brussels believes they know best and the people are just too stupid to know what is best for them.

So 2007 marked the beginning of shift in attitude.

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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:40 | 5099214 Statetheist
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Fuck democracy.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:43 | 5099236 Latina Lover
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What democracy? We were a republic that turned into an Empire, a crony capitalist state where the banksters rule all.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:47 | 5099260 Statetheist
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Voting is nothing more than a slave's suggestion box.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:50 | 5099285 Pladizow
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Democracy is a suggestion box for slaves. Fixed it for ya.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:51 | 5099296 Statetheist
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I like my version better. But thanks anyways.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:01 | 5099369 nope-1004
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Someone tell Marty that we never were a Democracy.  FFS, we've been run by the Fed for over 100 years.  That's NOT a democracy.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:35 | 5099558 DaddyO
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Martin Armstrong Warns "We Are Witnessing The Collapse Of Democracy"

Good, maybe we can regain the Constitutional Republic so desparately needed today!


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:39 | 5099595 outamyeffinway
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Maybe we can burn that POS and disband the fed gov???

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:24 | 5099801 Translational Lift
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Maybe we can burn that POS and disband the fed gov???

Nope.....Just get rid if the Fed, IRS  and usury and the money will return to the people who earn it and and won't fund the world-wide crooks and the Gov.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:55 | 5099911 indygo55
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And claw back everything they stole for those 100 years.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:06 | 5100388 Anusocracy
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Voting is the best way of identifying all the people with a room temperature IQ.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:48 | 5100569 Elvis the Pelvis
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The world has always been in turmoil.  War is here to stay.  The poor are here to stay.  Oppression is here to stay.  Etc.  It's all just part of the human condition.  Life isn't for pussies.  Bitchez.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 01:04 | 5101192 cornflakesdisease
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Sure your name ain't Ennis?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 01:46 | 5101244 fervent in spirit
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He's only here to promote his blog. His comments are just an excuse and his names are more numerous than you can imagine.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:40 | 5102781 Moustache Rides
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Ennis the pennis

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:36 | 5100513 CH1
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And claw back everything they stole for those 100 years.


That's the classic blunder. Get your freedom and keep on moving. If you go for revenge, you'll bollocks up the whole thing.

Ask Spartacus.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:14 | 5103422 Raging Debate
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CH1- You are a wise man.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:30 | 5100037 Mr. Magoo
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America is following the footsteps of the Roman empire, just another example of history repeating itself

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:19 | 5102214 sessinpo
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Mr. Magoo    America is following the footsteps of the Roman empire, just another example of history repeating itself


Yup. And what happened afterwards? A few heads rolled but most of the wealthy stayed wealthy. Most of the poor stayed poor. And new governments sprung up. Rinse, repeat.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:25 | 5103444 Raging Debate
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Sessinpo - Correct. Consider at the collapse of the Soviet Union, 65% of the Russian Duma remained.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:09 | 5099960 Jumbotron
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"Good, maybe we can regain the Constitutional Republic so desparately needed today!"

Won't happen without the gun.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 02:01 | 5101257 Four chan
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can we at least stop using that god damned word democracy for inaccurately describing

our government designed to protect and guarantee individual rights over the mob?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:49 | 5102332 TheReplacement
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Amen to that, without taking the Lord's name in vain of course.  Perhaps we can also stop using "liberal" to describe tyrants, "new and improved" to describle the same but less, and "free" to describe slavery.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:01 | 5103088 g speed
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you just don't like Madison Ave. is all

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:51 | 5101064 Crawdaddy
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For new peeps, a source checking observation:

Martin Armstr0ng 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 of 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. He may have arrived at this point against his will, via bribery, coercion etc, leveraging his trouble with the law. The outcome is he is neocon pet and therefore a professional shit disturber. Caveat emptor amigos.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:19 | 5101120 Hook Line and S...
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Perhaps we should check for the scar (like Obama's) on the back of his head?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:41 | 5101153 Crawdaddy
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I'll hold him, you shave his head.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 06:05 | 5101453 UselessEater
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So stop commenting he might go away!!! Unlikely as he's got a massively inflated ego...jees the daily emails starting with Martin you're the only one who tells the truth....Martin you're the only one

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:53 | 5102344 TheReplacement
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I have no objection to any of that except for one thing.  The NWO is not responsible for all of the bad things happening.  Human nature is.  The NWO is responsible for channelling the greed and avarice of human nature into the things that are happening.  Getting rid of the NWO will be a wonderful and momentous day in human history but it will not bring peace and happiness to all as we cannot rid ourselves of human nature.

Edit:  My point is to simply keep expectations realistic.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:15 | 5102411 Crawdaddy
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I agree with that. Point noted.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:52 | 5099665 manofthenorth
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Democracy is a euphemism for mob rule. Living in a system where 51% (of those who can bother to vote) tell the other 49% what they can do in their homes (at the end of a gun) is not all that great for many of the participants. As long as the electoral process remains the same we little people "elect" no one. We are allowed to believe that we are involved in the selection process so that the whole mess seems legitimate to the non-critical thinking group.( the majority of voters).

Sad truth is that parts of the USA will have to look like Gaza before the average American can grasp this idea.

The real danger to America is not the false leaders like Bush and Obama, there will be and endless supply of these used car salesmen. The real danger to America is a citizenry that continues to "elect" these charlatans as if there were any REAL difference between them.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:09 | 5099950 Lea
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"Democracy is a euphemism for mob rule."

That's what the Founding Fathers, who were all slave-owners and dead scared of the people, wanted you to believe. In fact, the people generally show more common sense than their leaders. That is, when they're allowed to have a voice at all in the policies, which is not the case nowadays - as we're not in a democracy anymore, we're in an oligarchy that portrays as a democracy.

You should be happy. It's not a democracy.  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:23 | 5100224 Pickleton
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who were all slave-owners


Umm, no.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:23 | 5100679 Escrava Isaura
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Umm, no.

Were?.... Or All?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:29 | 5101008 Socratic Dog
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Never understood what the problem with being a slave-owner is.  Or was.  When we are all slaves.

You think not?  Try working without feeding a good-sized cut of the fruits of your labor to the IRS.  You'll find you end up in prison.  Or dead.  The IRS is the plantation-owner.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:12 | 5101975 Escrava Isaura
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Quote below might shed ‘an additional’ light in human exploitation


“America’s elites know that capitalism is totally unworkable. We try to impose it in the 3rd world so we can destroy them”Noam Chomsky


Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:59 | 5102370 TheReplacement
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I'm not sure where you are coming from with this but the "capitalism" Chomsky is talking about is not actually capitalism.  If anything, the elites know that capitalism is unworkable (for them) because capitalism does not allow for control (by them) of everything produced and consumed.  Hence, the system they push is absolutely not capitalism.

Up is not down.

Good is not bad.

Right is not wrong.

Fascism is not capitalism.

Please stop destroying our language.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 02:09 | 5104189 Escrava Isaura
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I don't even know where to start when it is obvious that you bought into the “Educational Propaganda” Kool-Aid.

It’s obvious that you don’t read Chomsky’s work, either.

Noam Chomsky: “Efficient market theory? How is that different than Noah’s Arch?”

Noam Chomsky: “Can Civilization Survive Capitalism?”

By the way: I love when Chomsky said: “Paying them when there is no demand”. Then, when he talks about procurements.

Chomsky tells everything that one needs to know: Capitalism and free market became a farce and a fraud.


A massive Ponzi scheme.


Not that you can't tell it by now!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:32 | 5101139 El Vaquero
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Jesus Christ!  Go to Walmart and strike up a few conversations about something that actually matters and then see if you want a true democracy.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:43 | 5101604 nmewn
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Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:17 | 5101639 DanDaley
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Hell, go to the school where I work and talk to people with BAs, MAs, or about get basketball, softball, baseball, or 5th-grade political indoctrination crap. They understand the words, but they look at you like you're explaining high-energy particle physics. Hey, I saw this thing on pinterest...

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:31 | 5101817 Aussie V
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I'm with you man. Everyone I talk to seems to have the IQ of a chicken. They dress the same, watch the same shows on TV, think the same, use the same words and believe the same shit without understanding one iota of what any of it means.

Talk to them about ANYTHING with meaning and they excuse themselves, change the subject and ask if I watched "The Voice" last night or tell me who will win the Footy comp this year. That's it!

I honestly feel like some type of freak! I am either the smartest guy in the crowd or the dumbest. I know more than any of them. Hell, I know more than any of them added together but I'm still not sure whether that makes me smart or dumb?

Remember that saying....."Ignorance is bliss?"


Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:03 | 5102380 TheReplacement
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What makes you smart or dumb is how you use your knowledge.  No doubt they are smart because they have been able to make a living despite being mental midgets.  No offense intended toward midgets of course. 

At one time, something like 10% of the population was in mental institutions and prisons.  Today about 1% remain in prison and mental institutions are almost nonexistent.  Where are all the nutters now?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:21 | 5102433 manofthenorth
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HA HA HA HA !!!!!!!


They are in Washington DC running the asylum !!!!

We are properly fucked

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:56 | 5102355 TheReplacement
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Go to the mall today and ask 100 American subjects what kind of government the US has.  Please report back your results.  I'm going place a big bet on "democracy" being the winner.  Perception is reality and they will vote themselves gifts from the Treasury even though in reality these gifts are simply chains to ensure their bondage.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 04:13 | 5101388 JamesH
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Warlord or Lord of War. Same thing

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:43 | 5099609 Malachi Constant
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That's representative democracy. Direct democracy, on the other hand, leaves some power in each individual voter's hands. Otherwise there wouldn't have been periods of tyranny in Athens, Corinth, Syracuse, etc.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:24 | 5100218 Kirk2NCC1701
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@Pladizow: "Democracy is a suggestion box for slaves. Fixed it for ya."

Perhaps.  Probably.  And yet it... DEPENDS, given places like Switzerland -- where they have not been invaded or done any invading for centuries.  Of course, in their system of Democracy, they have more regional autonomy, and within each region they have Direct Representation/Voting on Laws.  Something to think about.

The point is... If America is the place where all kinds of things get invented and re-invented, then why not "American Democracy" also?  Or should we simply try to get back to the Original 1776 formula, which has been so badly warped and hijacked -- thanks to a veritable army of the Dumb, Lazy, Willfully Uninformed and plain Scared?

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