Nothing Is Real: "It's All Being Played To Keep People Believing The System Is Working"

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The stock market may be hovering near all-time highs, but according to Greg Mannarino of Traders Choice that doesn’t mean the valuations are actually real:

We exist, beyond any shadow of any doubt, in an environment of absolute fakery where nothing is real… from the prices of assets to what’s occurring here with regard to the big Wall Street banks, the Federal Reserve, interest rates and everything in between.


…All of this is being played in a way to keep people believing, once again, that the system is working and will continue to work.

Full Interview with USA Watchdog:



President Obama has suggested that people like Greg Mannarino who are exposing the fraud for what it is are just peddling fiction. And just this week the President argued that he saved the world from a great depression and that the closing credits of the 2008 crash movie “The Big Short” were inaccurate when they claimed that nothing has been done to fundamentally curb the fraud and fix the system under his administration. But as Mannarino notes, the President and his central bank cohorts are making these statements because the system is so fragile that if the public senses even the smallest problem it could derail the entire thing:

Let’s just look at the stock market… there’s no possible way at this time that these multiples can be justified with regard to what’s occurring here with the price action of the overall market… meanwhile, the market continues to rise.



Nothing is real. I can’t stress this enough… and we’re going to continue to see more fakery… and manipulation and twisting of this entire system…  We now exist in an environment where the financial system as a whole has been flipped upside down just to make it function… and that’s very scary.



We’ve never seen anything like this in the history of the world… The Federal Reserve has never been in a situation like this… we are completely in uncharted territory where the world’s central banks have gone negative interest rates… it’s all an illusion to keep the stock market booming.



Every single asset now… I don’t care what asset… you want to look at currency, debt, housing, metals, the stock market… pick an asset… there’s no price discovery mechanism behind it whatsoever… it’s all fake… it’s all being distorted.



The system is built upon on one premise and that is confidence that it will work… if that confidence is rattled the whole thing will implode… our policy makers are well aware of this… there is collusion between central banks and their respective governments… and it will not stop until it implodes… and what I mean by implode is, correct to fair value.

And when that confidence is finally lost and the fraud exposed – and it will be as has always been the case throughout history – the destruction to follow will be one for the history books.

In a previous interview Mannarino warned that things could get so serious after the bursting of such a massive bubble that millions of people will die on a world-wide scale:

It’s created a population boom… a population boom has risen in tandem with the debt. It’s incredible.


So, when the debt bubble bursts we’re going to get a correction in population. It’s a mathematical certainty.


Millions upon millions of people are going to die on a world-wide scale when the debt bubble bursts. And I’m saying when not if…



When resources become more and more scarce we’re going to see countries at war with each other. People will be scrambling… in a worst case scenario… doing everything that they can to survive… to provide for their family and for themselves.


There’s no way out of it.

And that may be why governments around the world are preparing for nothing short of Armageddon that will see rioting in the streets, violence, civil war and regime change. In the United States, the Federal government and Pentagon have been war-gaming large scale economic collapse scenarios and those preparations began in earnest shortly after the collapse of 2008.

Nationally syndicated talk radio host Mark Levin explains:

I’m going to tell you what I think is going on.


I don’t think domestic insurrection. Law enforcement and national security agencies, they play out multiple scenarios. They simulate multiple scenarios.


I’ll tell you what I think they’re simulating.


The collapse of our financial system, the collapse of our society and the potential for widespread violence, looting, killing in the streets, because that’s what happens when an economy collapses.

I’m not talking about a recession. I’m talking about a collapse, when people are desperate, when they can’t get food or clothing, when they have no way of going from place to place, when they can’t protect themselves.


There aren’t enough police officers on the face of the earth to adequately handle a situation like that.


I suspect, that just in case our fiscal situation collapses, our monetary situation collapses, and following it the civil society collapses – that is the rule of law – that they want to be prepared.


There is no other explanation for this.

The entire system is built upon a fraud. The losses have been hidden and papered over with trillion dollar cash infusions by governments and central banks around the world.

It is only a matter of time. That we can be sure of.

If you’re reading this and haven’t yet done so, it’s time to prepare for a collapse of a magnitude never before witnessed.

The elite are feverishly building bunkers for a reason, just as the government is spending billions of dollars on food stockpiles, assault weapons, and hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition.

Why? Because they know.

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hannah's picture

i am building my bunker on top af a billionaires bunker. i am going to use their bunker as my septic tank.....

knukles's picture

Welcome to The Martrix.  Eddie Bernays and Joseph Gobbels are cheering from the top bleachers of never never land

Decolat's picture

The brick wall at the back of the theatre.

w a l k - a w a y's picture

 Nothing Is Real: "It's All Being Played To Keep People Believing The System Is Working"

At present, all typical galaxies like ours are already colonized by very advanced technological civilizations spread through large regions or the whole galaxies, many of them containing primitive subcivilizations like ours. [LINK]

Supernova Born's picture

At the very worst, cannibalism.

No matter how little food or how dysfunctional economies become there will be people left to eat as long as there are people.

Then the cannibals start working back towards civilization.

Long Sriracha (or hot sauce of your choice).

ClydeCrashcup's picture

Ah, 'long pork' .... like viagra for doomboners.

Supernova Born's picture

People who eat people are the least hungry people in the world.

D Nyle's picture

Actually if SHTF, They'll boil fat people for oil (there goes the DMV employees)

Long McDonalds

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) D Nyle Apr 30, 2016 7:12 PM

The government has been spinning these plates for at least the last 50 years.  I imagine they will be able to spin them for at least a few more years if they are smart enought toi push towards wage inflation.

And, unless hyper-inflation happens, nobody is going to eat anybody in the west.

Now where did I put that military surplus flame thrower?

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) The Saint Apr 30, 2016 7:39 PM

You have a point, but looking at the issue in context, Mark Levin is a moronic puke.

LykeMe's picture

NOTHING IS REAL. So true ZH. So true. So many things they want us to believe are not. Like Jesus was a Jew.

petar's picture

The Great War is comming. Its not going to be here next year, but in about 2-4 years its all going to come to its final solution.

Seek_Truth's picture

No one can say for sure when.

We who pay attention can only predict.

The outcome is known.

John Kich's picture

This is Donald Trump's most shocking statement yet,

However the mainstream media isn't saying a word about it!

What are they really trying to cover up?

logicalman's picture

Like the Bible is anything more than a fairytale?

J Jason Djfmam's picture

They will be rendered useful.

TxExPat's picture

That's because of their short life expectancy.  Eating another human is a great way to concentrate parasites.  Think about it, the parasites you injest when you eat a person are have been successful at infecting a person already, now you're going to concentrate that.  (Not even venturing over to Prion based disorders).  Most civilizations abhore cannibalism, those which don't are typically those where most people are dead by their late twenties anyway (ie not much of a civilization).  If most people die by their late twenties, eating meat which will kill you by your early thirties helps you reach 30, (and if the Prions rot your brain before then, at least you won't feel so bad about how far you fallen, as your brain will be too rotten for that level of abstract thinking...). 

Could say "Cook Well", but that doesn't help much with Prions.  Again, there is a reason most cultures avoid cannibalism, if you practice it, generations get too short, little knowledge/technology gets passed on to children, and a neighoring civilization which does not practice cannibalism will eventually out reproduce you and then crush your civilization in self defence.  (Cannibal neighbors are not "good" neighbors...).


Fester's picture

No more yanky my wanky, the donger need food!

Ctrl-Alt-Defeat's picture

+1 for awesome film quote.

Thom_333's picture

Yes. Exactly my thought. Within 14 days majority will have taken to cannibalism. The morla minority will have suicided at that point.

Dr. Spin's picture

Ok, that's kinda primitive.  The eating will be good until all the fat people are gone.

There's little doubt in my mind that we are headed for a global socio-economic collapse. 

Those of you in the cities, pay heed...


Pay a visit to Hillary's hell:  If any of you rememver Tetka, you will appreciate this...

Kissy Ass's picture

I'd like to BBQ the little fucking 'royal babies'. Yea, bbq and eat them.

TeraByte's picture

There is may be no advanced at all, if they start killing themselves already at a similar primitive stage to us.

w a l k - a w a y's picture

 "There is may be no advanced at all"

Why is ETI [extraterrestrial intelligence] likely to be more advanced? To answer this question, we need to estimate the maximum age of extraterrestrial intelligence. I refer here the review of Dick (2009b, pp. 467–468). The reasoning starts from our knowledge of cosmic evolution (see e.g. Delsemme 1998; Chaisson 2001). Dick elaborates:

Recent results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) place the age of the universe at 13.7 billion years, with one percent uncertainty, and confirm the first stars forming at about 200 million years after the Big Bang (C. L. Bennett et al. 2003; Seife 2003). Although these first stars were very massive – from 300 to 1,000 solar masses – and therefore short-lived, it is fair to assume that the oldest Sun-like stars formed within about one billion years, or about 12.5 billion years ago.

By that time enough heavy element generation and interstellar seeding had taken place for the first rocky planets to form (Delsemme 1998,p. 71; Larson and Bromm 2001). Then, if Earth history is any guide, it may have taken another five billion years for intelligence to evolve.

So, some six billion years after the Big Bang, one could have seen the emergence of the first intelligence.

Accepting the WMAP age of the universe as 13.7 billion years, the first intelligence could have evolved seven and a half billion years ago. By the same reasoning, intelligence could have evolved in our galaxy four billion to five billion years ago, since the oldest stars in our galaxy formed about 10 billion to 11 billion years ago (Rees 1997).

You’ve read correctly, ETIs could maximally be 7.5 billion years our senior! [LINK]


Added later in an edit responding to the downvotes probably based upon perceived relevance to the ZH post.
Quoting from the above article:

"The entire system is built upon a fraud."

Given the magnitude of being up to 7.5 billion years our seniors, the fact that the discussion of even the possibilitiy of such a scenario is considered lunitic fringe is a true indication of our primitive status. 

Antifaschistische's picture

w a l k - a w a y ...from the crack pipe

Peak Bull's picture

Try to stay on topic, this is a financial blog.

Lorca's Novena's picture

walk away, not trying to dis your posts, but you may want to find a paranormal board. Or do as many others here, make a blog and and post the link in every fucking reply you make.

logicalman's picture

Think of the energy requirements for interstellar travel.

Vehicles would hardly be small if they are carrying any kind of life form.

A civilization would need to harness most of the energy from their local star to pull it off AND find a way to store it - one place where Star Trek gets science right - Storing antimatter somehow would be key.

The other question is how a civilization from another galaxy would choose the places they want to visit.

With the aforementioned problems you don't just go swanning about the place randomly and hope to run into something interesting.

Based on how well the only species known to have escaped their planet's atmosphere are so good at cooperating with each other, the chances of species travelling outside their own solar system would seem unlikely.

Just a few thoughts on the  idea of inter-stellar travel


w a l k - a w a y's picture

"We must acknowledge that it would be normal not to fully understand a system more advanced than us by millions or billions of years. ... It will not be easy to model advanced extraterrestrials with known astrophysics."
Clément Vidal - The Beginning and the End: The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective  p. 209

ZH Snob's picture

the et's won't save ya, sonny.

w a l k - a w a y's picture

 "the et's won't save ya, sonny."

I made no comment about ETs saving anybody, but apparently you did not read the essay referenced.
                    From: "A Solution to the Fermi Paradox"

Two years ago I made a proposal for solving the Fermi Paradox: At present, all the typical galaxies of the Universe are already colonized (or large regions of them) by advanced civilizations. In the vast territory of these hypercivilizations a small proportion of their individuals belong to primitive subcivilizations, like ours. That is, I put forward the possibility that our small terrestrial civilization is embedded in a large hypercivilization unknowingly and this situation should be common in all typical galaxies.

     The primitive subcivilizations would know or ignore their low status depending, most likely, on the ethical standards of the advanced civilization in which they are immersed. If the standards are low, the individuals of the primitive subcivilizations will be surely abused in many ways and therefore will be painfully aware of their low status. If the ethical standards of the advanced individuals are high instead, then they will respect the natural evolution (social, cultural) of the primitive subcivilizations, treating them ‘ecologically’ as some kind of protected species. In this case, which could well describe the situation of the terrestrial civilization, most primitive individuals would be completely unaware of the existence of the large hypercivilization. [LINK]

w a l k - a w a y's picture

Q. Why do you say that the open contact with the hypercivilization would destroy our civilization?

A. This is very easy to understand. Imagine how we would feel if the citizens of the hypercivilization happen to live 1.000 years and, in addition, always looking young. We would feel devastated, right? I can imagine pathetic demonstrations all over the world demanding ‘our right’ to live 1.000 years as well. What about if they explain to us that we are allowed to live on planet Earth because of their kindness and hospitality?

Also, and this is very important, we need to believe in ourselves, in our capabilities to make progress, to build the future. This psychological need would crash in contact with a far superior civilization and far superior intelligent beings and we would only feel worthless and stupid, especially scientists, but everybody else as well (for example, the gap between them and us, regarding brain capabilities, could be bigger than the corresponding gap between us and the gorillas).

Not to mention the shock we would receive if they had created our species by genetic engineering and they would tell us. It is difficult to predict who would feel more offended under such circumstances: the fundamentalist creationists, the intelligent design advocates, the plain hard-core darwinists or the ecologists. - "A Solution to the Fermi Paradox"

debtor of last resort's picture

I have my $800 a month closet ready for mr Dimon. It comes with full midget trannie porn cable.

Yen Cross's picture

  So you're building, [Millionaires Crawl Space]?

 Elon Musk will be all over that , ponzi K-Street scheme.

tarabel's picture



I like the way you think.

ZH Snob's picture

long bullets, silver and food

DisasterCapitalist's picture

The rioting in the streets should all occur in VA and MD...the places where all our money went after it was stolen.

Dapper Dan's picture

Greg is correct.

It’s created a population boom… a population boom has risen in tandem with the debt. It’s incredible.


So, when the debt bubble bursts we’re going to get a correction in population. It’s a mathematical certainty.

 It’s a mathematical certainty.  It’s a mathematical certainty.  It’s a mathematical certainty. It’s a mathematical certainty.  It’s a mathematical certainty.  It’s a mathematical certainty.



As Dr. Bartlett also notes, if our 1.3%-per-year population growth rate continues, “the world population would grow to a density of one person per square meter on the dry land surface of the earth in just 780 years, and then the mass of people would equal the mass of the earth in just 2,400 years."

ClydeCrashcup's picture

Is that with or without Chris Christie?

Mr. Kwikky's picture

I woke up in 2016 and they say the system isn't working...fuck me!

Cloud9.5's picture

Our history has been a lock step march towards total control and centralization.  This is a natural consequence of urbanization and industrialization.  This has been our history for more than three centuries.  Here at the end of growth we are seeing those trends reverse.  This is disquieting for a population that has convinced itself that progress is inevitable.  The only glue holding the failing façade in place is the federal check book.  The only thing keeping those checks from bouncing is our wavering faith in a bankrupt system. Those of us who have read The Death of Money know how exponential money creation ends.

So, what comes next?  At the end of money and a failed federal system, the majority of the people will still be here.  Within that population will reside all the avarice and virtue that has existed in our species since the beginning of time.  Most people are decent people.  They want to treat people fairly and they want to be treated fairly.  Yes, warlords will arise.  Gangs will proliferate and they will no doubt dominate large swaths of urban centers. Many decent people will no doubt do despicable things to survive.  There is no limit to what an honorable man will do to feed his children.   Still, within the larger population there resides the memory of the American Dream, a hope for a better future and a demand for a rule of law. Would be tyrants will run up against the most well-armed population that has ever existed.  The would be rapist is going to run up on a Lady Smith.  Gangs will be hunted like any other predator.

We will shed a good portion of our population.  Life expectancies will drop.  Those of us sustained by maintenance drugs will go first.  Those of us with self-destructive behaviors will weed ourselves out.  A good many of the psychopaths will reveal themselves and be either summarily shot or lynched.  The dust will settle.

Life will go on.  Technology will continue.  There are back yard machinists, glass makers, foundry men, soap makers and TV repairmen all across this nation.  Somebody will be making wine.  Somebody will have a grist mill.  Somebody will be refining oil.  Somewhere, the lights will stay on.



Paul John Smith's picture

I believe our economy is as real as Chuck Yeager flying an F-104 Star Fighter to the Moon ...

(that's how real it is)

tarabel's picture



Hey, someone had to bomb those Nazi moon bases.

Lorca's Novena's picture

Hey, PJS, he didnt want to fly to the moon, he just wanted to reach the upper atmosphere.... this is one of the best movies ever frikkin made. And mostly factual.... piss off.



Continental European's picture

At least The Donald is real. ..right?  

bada boom's picture

I think Donald may be needed to make sure the bankruptcy goes smoothly.

nmewn's picture

He does have some experience with it! ;-)

Winston Churchill's picture

As real as plastic wood.

However Yuuuge his ego, its way too late and the lifeboats are nearly full.