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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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Sat, 08/16/2014 - 07:20 | 5101516 Lanka
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It is good idea to compile and publish on the internet the names and addresses of members of the LEOs.  

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 07:58 | 5101548 spinone
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Martin Armstrong is a wierd dude

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:00 | 5101551 speconomist
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Why are some sentences cut in half compared to the original article?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:33 | 5101655 Capturimage
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HOW TO REFORM GOVERNMENT AND STILL SERVE 100% OF CITIZENS: Keep in mind medical industry subsidies are 325x oil industry subsidies ($1.3 trillion vs. $4 billion)...
1). Phase out all poverty-based entitlements over ten years, and cut taxes 50% over same time;
2). Put the judicial branch and IRS in charge of mitigating alleged neediness using family courts, penalty fines and surtaxes on the relatives (not the public); in return scrap the estate tax and any tax on income from other relatives;
3). Abolish Medicaid, state lotteries and Indian casinos -- then renew funding for higher education and cut tuitions 75% (see 7 below for more);
4). Keep Social Security for retirement only (scrap disability and widowhood perks, see above);
5). Reform health insurance and abolish employer pools-- replace monthly premiums with post-care billing and payments on a sliding scale based on extended family poverty/wealth level (enforced by IRS and state family courts);
6). Watch people suddenly be more aware of their health and reproduction habits. Smart people will no longer be out-numbered by stupid people, and democracy will be saved;
7). Put the medically indigent in the charge of charities and university medical centers, their clinics and med students in return for free med school tuition;
8). Scrap Medicare and replace with sliding scale billing and payments, post-care, including on estates of deceased. In return, cut taxes on entire med industry and staff down to 0%, requiring they organize a system for everybody with no declined patients;
9). Half the Pentagon budget should be underwritten by our wealthy foreign allies, who compete with us in global trade while we protect them. Put Pentagon formally in charge of world peace and emergency aid, and kick out the U.N. off our shores;
10). Get politics out of our personal lives and start paying off the $17 trillion public debt, today! Stop buying today's votes on the backs of future generations (who didn't vote for you)!

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:53 | 5102342 Jack4952
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You are so naive !!!! NOTHING will change until the Federal Reserve is eliminated; the power of banks to issue credit "out of then air" is curtailed; and a currency backed by hard assets such as gold and silver (and easily exchanged for such on demand) is in place.

A few QUOTES on money and power from those who should know:


"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain.


"The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing." William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England in 1694, then a privately owned bank.

"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws." Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.

"The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests." The Rothschild brothers of London writing to associates in New York, 1863.

"I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can and do create money. And they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hand the destiny of the people." Reginald McKenna, as Chairman of the Midland Bank, addressing stockholders in 1924.

"The banks do create money. They have been doing it for a long time, but they didn't realise it, and they did not admit it. Very few did. You will find it in all sorts of documents, financial textbooks, etc. But in the intervening years, and we must be perfectly frank about these things, there has been a development of thought, until today I doubt very much whether you would get many prominent bankers to attempt to deny that banks create it." H W White, Chairman of the Associated Banks of New Zealand, to the New Zealand Monetary Commission, 1955.


"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." Thomas Jefferson, US President 1801-9.

"When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain." Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France.

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and the corporations will grow up around them, will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." Thomas Jefferson in the debate over The Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809).

"Money plays the largest part in determining the course of history." Karl Marx writing in the Communist Manifesto (1848).

"The government should create, issue and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying power of consumers. By adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity." Abraham Lincoln, US President 1861-5. He created government issue money during the American Civil War and was assassinated.

"The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt civilisation." Otto von Bismark (1815-1898), German Chancellor, after the Lincoln assassination.

"That this House considers that the continued issue of all the means of exchange - be they coin, bank-notes or credit, largely passed on by cheques - by private firms as an interest-bearing debt against the public should cease forthwith; that the Sovereign power and duty of issuing money in all forms should be returned to the Crown, then to be put into circulation free of all debt and interest obligations..." Captain Henry Kerby MP, in an Early Day Motion tabled in 1964.

"Banks lend by creating credit. They create the means of payment out of nothing." Ralph M Hawtry, former Secretary to the Treasury.

"... our whole monetary system is dishonest, as it is debt-based... We did not vote for it. It grew upon us gradually but markedly since 1971 when the commodity-based system was abandoned." The Earl of Caithness, in a speech to the House of Lords, 1997.


"Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal - that there is no human relation between master and slave." Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.

"The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is, perhaps, the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and un-mint the modern ledger-entry currency." Major L L B Angus.

"The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it. The process by which banks create money is so simple the mind is repelled. With something so important, a deeper mystery seems only decent." John Kenneth Galbraith (1908- ), former professor of economics at Harvard, writing in 'Money: Whence it came, where it went' (1975).


Sun, 08/17/2014 - 08:59 | 5104658 tradewithdave
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I would suggest you read up on Mervyn King'a divorced currency model. The plan is to get rid of the Fed, but only to use gold (most likely vector gold) to represent the store of wealth component of money while the double coincidence of needs will be administered and means tested via 3d accounting Ricardian contracts such as those found in blockchain technologies. This isn't Kansas...

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:01 | 5101717 ImNotARobot
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"The police domestically have turned militaristic."

This, over a picture of a cop holding a non lethal bean bag gun.  Did anyone notice the circumference of the barrel?  Of course not.

I'd say Mr. Brown is lucky he didn't get shot while he was committing the strong arm robbery, then we could have avoided all of this.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:17 | 5102416 Nimby
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You sure that isn't a CS launcher?  Looks to me like it is about 40mm in diameter.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:20 | 5101790 sam site
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We lost Democracy when the sheeple accepted manipulated Computerized Voting.  Funny that toxic GMO Food Labeling laws failed by 1% margins in CA, OR and WA.  Awe shucks, despite 92% favorability in private polls - funny thing.

Just more manipulation behind the scenes by our Jesuit rulers.  On the other hand, the sheeple have been so chemically dumbed-down that we now have most of the population obstructing efforts to reform our society at the polls so we're going to have to have a mass die-off of these obstructionists before we can fix anything. 

Democracy was designed for use by a healthy, critical and clear thinking public.  So we're going to have to have paper ballots used by healthy, independent and clear thinking people eventually.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:59 | 5101920 AdvancingTime
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 Just over a year ago I stumbled upon a blog on WordPress .com written by Gerry Spence who was born and educated in the small towns of Wyoming where he has practiced law for almost fifty-five years. As a  nationally known figure in the legal system Spence  has spent his lifetime representing and protecting victims of the legal system from what he calls The New Slave Master: big corporations and big government. Below is a disturbing take on society put out there by Gerry Spence and the idea that we have become no more than slaves.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:04 | 5101938 Psquared
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The proces may have begun but we are only witnessing a few plumes of smoke. There is no fire yet and I doubt the American people will stand for it. I have great confidence that when the time comes even the ultra-liberal and ultra-conservative will join hands in the name of freedom. It takes a lot to rile up Americans. We would rather be left alone in our homes. But a repeat of 2007-2010 would be much worse the second time and if food supplies run short and utilities are cut off there won't be enough police.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:45 | 5102309 bobthemoron
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I can see it coming.  Our Republic is collapsing around us.  There is little or nothing that can be done except prepare for the eventual dictator.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:27 | 5102448 honestann
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Democracy IS slavery.  More precisely, democracy is one form of (and excuse for) slavery.  Once "democracy" is widely accepted as something positive... GAME OVER.

Think about it.  Democracy IS a form of collectivism.  There is no way to wiggle around that.  By its very nature, any VOTE is fundamentally collective.  And so, if you create a "society" (or proposal for one) based upon individualism AND democracy, it is always the collectivism and authoritarianism that prevails... and must necessarily prevail.


The only liberty or justice is individualism and anarchy (no rulers).

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 14:09 | 5102562 abcd0210
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The destruction of Europe is the US top priority now. The US wants a ruined EU economy followed by war which bombs and destroys its infrastucture.

A nuke first strike on Russia as part of NATO is what is in the US war plan so that Russia can wipe out Europe without the US being blamed.

The US eonomy can then reboot to rebuild Europe simiar to WWI and WWII which the US aims to repeat.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 14:10 | 5102566 abcd0210
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The destruction of Europe is the US top priority now. The US wants a ruined EU economy followed by war which bombs and destroys its infrastucture.

A nuke first strike on Russia as part of NATO is what is in the US war plan so that Russia can wipe out Europe without the US being blamed.

The US eonomy can then reboot to rebuild Europe simiar to WWI and WWII which the US aims to repeat.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 14:53 | 5102674 paint it red ca...
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Martin Armstrong Warns "We Are Witnessing The Collapse Of Democracy"


and with any luck, the reemergence of the Federation...........

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:20 | 5102738 felix2
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:03 | 5100619 The Magus
"This article has no content

You noticed.

Article begins "Part of the war cycle is just the general feeling or attitude shifts due to economics "

The economics is being cranked by the banksters. People arent shifting, they are being pushed off the cliff

The police domestically have turned militaristic.

Police haven't changed. However, Obama has supplied as much militaristic appearing arms as he could, which has great optics

This [militarization of local police] is a very serious issue ... It tends to show the changing attitudes within society.

I believe someone wants the public to turn on the police

In contrast, the hollow point militarization of Federal Agencies is more than just a sign of changing attitudes, it is proof the current federal government has gone rogue

DOJ asked the video not be released. The FAA restricted airflight over the riot zone, which also conveniently blocked press helicopters - no Rodney Kings this time. There was supposed to be one and only one victim, and one and only one evil militarized bad guy

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

People can vote. The politicians ignore them

Couple this with Obama who seems to think he was elected to start a war

Obama is working for the voters?

Which brings me to a question - does the author believe what he writes, or does he just want us to believe what he writes?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:46 | 5102793 Sagebrush
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We ceased being a Constitution-based federal republic with strong democratic traditions when the oligarchs took over the electoral systems and gained control of the government. Today democracy does not apply to political process in the USA. You may get to vote in a primary election, but if you think you are choosing who you get to vote for, think again. That privilege in todays world costs cash and lots of it.   

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:22 | 5102991 aberdeenvet
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"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets."

 "America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings."

 "So long as I'm Commander-in-Chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. When you take off the uniform, we will serve you as well as you've served us - because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they need when they come home."

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

"We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential."

"We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent."

"If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost."

"That's the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want."

Since 1945 there have been 34 years of Democrat presidents and 22 of those years had Democrat control of the Congress. There have been 36 years of Republican presidents and only 4 of those years had Republican control of Congress, Geoge W. Bush 2003-2007. There have been 44 years of Democrat control of Congress, 12 years of Republican control, and 8 years of split control.

How much better off now is the American society, especially it's Black citizens and veterans, than it was in 1945?

Most of our politicians, on both sides of the aisle, and especially those who have been able to make a life's work of government service, are useless hypocrites and deserve to be permanently excused from government service as soon as possible.


Quote attributed to Nikita Khrushchev on socialism:

"We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism, until they suddenly awake to find they have communism."


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