War Is Coming And The Global Financial Situation Is A Lot Worse Than You May Think

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

On the surface, things seem pretty quiet in mid-July 2016.  The biggest news stories were about the speculation surrounding Donald Trump’s choice of running mate (no we know), the stock market in the U.S. keeps setting new all-time record highs, and the media seems completely obsessed with Taylor Swift’s love lifeBut underneath the surface, it is a very different story.  As you will see below, the conditions for a “perfect storm” are coming together very rapidly, and the rest of 2016 promises to be much more chaotic than what we have seen so far.

Let’s start with China.  On Tuesday, an international tribunal in the Hague ruled against China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.  The Chinese government announced ahead of time that they do not recognize the jurisdiction of the tribunal, and they have absolutely no intention of abiding by the ruling.  In fact, China is becoming even more defiant in the aftermath of this ruling.  We aren’t hearing much about it in the U.S. media, but according to international news reports Chinese president Xi Jinping has ordered the People’s Liberation Army “to prepare for combat” with the United States if the Obama administration presses China to abandon the islands that they are currently occupying in the South China Sea…

“Chinese president Xi Jinping has reportedly ordered the People’s Liberation Army to prepare for combat,” reports Arirang.com. “U.S.-based Boxun News said Tuesday that the instruction was given in case the United States takes provocative action in the waters once the ruling is made.”

 

A U.S. aircraft carrier and fighter jets were already sent to the region in anticipation of the ruling, with the Chinese Navy also carrying out exercises near the disputed Paracel islands.

Last October, China said it was “not frightened” to fight a war with the U.S. following an incident where the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen violated the 12-nautical mile zone China claims around Subi and Mischief reefs in the Spratly archipelago.

Meanwhile, the relationship between the United States and Russia continues to go from bad to worse.  The installation of a missile defense system in Romania is just the latest incident that has the Russians absolutely steaming, and during a public appearance on June 17th Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to get western reporters to understand that the world is being pulled toward war…

“We know year by year what’s going to happen, and they know that we know. It’s only you that they tell tall tales to, and you buy it, and spread it to the citizens of your countries. You people in turn do not feel a sense of the impending danger – this is what worries me. How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction? While they pretend that nothing is going on. I don’t know how to get through to you anymore.

And of course the Russians have been feverishly updating and modernizing their military in preparation for a potential future conflict with the United States.  Just today we learned that the Russians are working to develop a hypersonic strategic bomber that is going to have the capability of striking targets with nuclear warheads from outer space.

Unfortunately, the Obama administration does not feel a similar sense of urgency.  The size of our strategic nuclear arsenal has declined by about 95 percent since the peak of the Cold War, and many of our installations are still actually using rotary phones and the kind of 8 inch floppy disks for computers that were widely used back in the 1970s.

But I don’t expect war with China or Russia to erupt by the end of 2016.  Of much more immediate concern is what is going on in the Middle East.  The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, but it is Israel that could soon be the center of attention.

Back in March, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration wanted to revive the peace process in the Middle East before Obama left office, and that a UN Security Council resolution that would divide the land of Israel and set the parameters for a Palestinian state was still definitely on the table…

The White House is working on plans for reviving long-stalled Middle East negotiations before President Barack Obama leaves office, including a possible United Nations Security Council resolution that would outline steps toward a deal between the Israelis and Palestinians, according to senior U.S. officials.

And just this week, the Washington Post reported that there were renewed “rumblings” about just such a resolution…

Israel is facing a restive European Union, which is backing a French initiative that seeks to outline a future peace deal by year’s end that would probably include a call for the withdrawal of Israeli troops and the creation of a Palestinian state. There are also rumblings that the U.N. Security Council might again hear resolutions about the conflict.

For years, Barack Obama has stressed the need for a Palestinian state, and now that his second term is drawing to a close he certainly realizes that this is his last chance to take action at the United Nations.  If he is going to pull the trigger and support a UN resolution formally establishing a Palestinian state, it will almost certainly happen before the election in November.  So over the coming months we will be watching these developments very carefully.

And it is interesting to note that there is an organization called “Americans For Peace Now” that is collecting signatures and strongly urging Obama to support a UN resolution of this nature.  The following comes from their official website

Now is the time for real leadership that can revive and re-accredit the two-state solution as President Obama enters his final months in office. And he can do this – he can lay the groundwork for a two-state agreement in the future by supporting an Israeli-Palestinian two-state resolution in the United Nations Security Council.

 

Such a resolution would restore U.S. leadership in the Israeli-Palestinian arena. It would preserve the now-foundering two-state outcome. And it would be a gift to the next president, leaving her or him constructive options for consequential actions in the Israeli-Palestinian arena, in place of the ever-worsening, politically stalemated status quo there is today.

Sadly, a UN resolution that divides the land of Israel and that formally establishes a Palestinian state would not bring lasting peace.  Instead, it would be the biggest mistake of the Obama era, and it would set the stage for a major war between Israel and her neighbors.  This is something that I discussed during a recent televised appearance down at Morningside that you can watch right here

At the same time all of this is going on, the global economic crisis continues to escalate.  Even though U.S. financial markets are in great shape at the moment, the same cannot be said for much of the rest of the world.

Just look at the country that is hosting the Olympics this summer.  Brazil is mired in the worst economic downturn that it has seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and Rio de Janeiro’s governor has declared “a state of financial emergency“.

Next door, the Venezuelan economy has completely collapsed, and some people have become so desperate that they are actually hunting cats, dogs and pigeons for food.

Elsewhere, China is experiencing the worst economic downturn that they have seen in decades, the Japanese are still trying to find the end of their “lost decade”, and the banking crisis in Europe is getting worse with each passing month.

In quite a few articles recently, I have discussed the ongoing implosion of the biggest and most important bank in Germany.  But I am certainly not the only one warning about this.  In one of his recent articles, Simon Black also commented on the turmoil at “the most dangerous bank in Europe”…

Well-capitalized banks are supposed to have double-digit capital levels while making low risk investments.

 

Deutsche Bank, on the other hand, has a capital level of less that 3% (just like Lehman), and an incredibly risky asset base that boasts notional derivatives exposure of more than $70 trillion, roughly the size of world GDP.

But of course Deutsche Bank isn’t getting a lot of attention from the mainstream media right now because of the stunning meltdown of banks in Italy, Spain and Greece.  Here is more from Simon Black

Italian banks are sitting on over 360 billion euros in bad loans right now and are in desperate need of a massive bailout.

 

IMF calculations show that Italian banks’ capital levels are among the lowest in the world, just ahead of Bangladesh.

 

And this doesn’t even scratch the surface of problems in other banking jurisdictions.

 

Spanish banks have been scrambling to raise billions in capital to cover persistent losses that still haven’t healed from the last crisis.

 

In Greece, over 35% of all loans in the banking system are classified as “non-performing”.

Even though U.S. stocks are doing well for the moment, the truth is that trillions of dollars of stock market wealth has been lost globally since this time last year.  If you are not familiar with what has been going on around the rest of the planet, this may come as a surprise to you.  During my recent appearance at Morningside, I shared some very startling charts which show how dramatically global markets have shifted over the past 12 months.  You can view the segment in which I shared these charts right here

I would really like it if the rest of 2016 was as quiet and peaceful as the past couple of days have been.

Unfortunately, I don’t believe that is going to be the case at all.

The storm clouds are rising and the conditions for a “perfect storm” are brewing.  Sadly, most people are not going to understand what is happening until it is far too late.

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skinwalker's picture

ITEOTWAKI....

 

And I feel fine.

philipat's picture

So we should just sit back and allow Israel to continue to "Build new settlements" on occupied territories which are supposedly under the conservatorship of Israel under International law? The ultimate result of that policy will be that, yes the problem will be ultimately eliminated because Israel will control ALL of Gaza and the West Bank. That doesn't seem very just to me either so, on balance, a UN resolution acknowledging the Two State solution seems to me to be the better option for all but the Zionists?

Interesting also that R2P never seems to be applied to Palestine. Perhaps the dual national US neocons have a different agenda?

boink.voink's picture

I love fear porn, it keeps you on the edge and closer to god.

 

Billy the Poet's picture
Titanic. 'Nearer my God to Thee'. Original Epic Finale. (1953)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUV_YbmHk6Y

Future Jim's picture

"Now is the time for real leadership that can revive and re-accredit the two-state solution ... "

or ... The Europeans could get out of Palestine ...

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

 

“We know year by year what’s going to happen, and they know that we know. It’s only you that they tell tall tales to, and you buy it, and spread it to the citizens of your countries. You people in turn do not feel a sense of the impending danger – this is what worries me. How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction? While they pretend that nothing is going on. I don’t know how to get through to you anymore.

Vlad Putin

 

To MDB and other Putin haters, does this sound like a warmonger? WTF

You Only Live Twice's picture

Great quote - indeed truly revealing and in stark contrast with what we are bombarded with by the MSM.

mofio's picture

The truth about the conflict with Russia NO ONE dares to reveal.
https://goo.gl/nKJndT

ali_baba's picture

It's clear who wants a war. It is Israel. They're prepared for it and notice the "Israel is gonna get it's land back". Well, he means the ENTIRE middle east. Petroshekel is coming. All the cryptos will move to Israel en masse. If America wants it's economy back they'll have to go to Israel to get it. This is the point at which you'll realise what the muzzas were going nuts about.

Well, I've been a nice little servant boy since I accepted the inevitable. I spent years burning on the inside about it but now I am looking forward to this. I'm gonna enjoy watching you guys get ROASTED. They're not going to wipe you out like they will the Arabs. They have much worse in store for you.

Grave's picture

lets see what 2025 forecast has in store for israel:
http://www.deagel.com/country/forecast.aspx

israel 2025 - population down by 63% (from 7.8m to 2.8m), gdp down by 91%, purchasing power down by 80%

beemasters's picture

Israel wants and will create only the wars where they can send American kids to fight to their death for them.

Radical Marijuana's picture

Yes, SoilMyselfRotten, I thought the same thing when I first read that statement by Putin.

I repeat my views regarding  why the article above was another gross understatement!

FIRST, REGARDING THAT "War Is Coming:"

What are the political leaders of Russia, or China, etc., supposed to do given the degree to which NATO is being controlled by increasingly psychotic psychopaths, whose plans are to consolidate total world domination ??? Civilization has become runaway criminal insanities. The most criminally insane most dominate civilization. There are NO sane ways to "fight" insanity after the development of weapons of mass destruction. Given that Russia is the world's second nuclear power, what NATO is doing is criminally insane. Putin, as the current political leader of Russia, is forced to cope with NATO having a criminally insane agenda. It would not matter if Putin was frustrated, or angry, or whatever other possible emotions he may have. Putin is objectively faced with the situation that NATO is the most criminally insane organization in the world. NATO is working towards the globalized consolidation of a political system within which all other countries must submit ... or else ...

That "or else" is a criminally insane threat. But nevertheless, the long history of successful war based on backing up deceits with destruction, becoming successful finance based upon public governments enforcing frauds by private banks, has created the existing systems of excessively successful organized crime, which have become runaway criminal insanities. I am not aware of any politically possible ways to stop the tragic trajectory of those who were previously the most socially successful, by becoming the worse psychotic psychopaths, being able to stop themselves, or to be stopped by anyone else, from continuing to control NATO in ways that become more and more criminally insane. I am not aware of anything that the political leaders of Russia, or China, etc., could possibly do that will end up making any sense, because there is no attitude they could take, nor any emotion they could feel, that could possibly respond effectively to the ways that NATO has become runaway criminal insanities, because NATO's goals are global domination, which amounts to the total dominance of being able to enforce frauds, despite that enforcing frauds does not stop those from still being fundamentally fraudulent. Due to that, the history of civilization, based upon being able to successfully back up lies with violence, has become runaway criminal insanities, while those who were previously the most socially successful through using those means have become the most criminally insane.

Civilization as a whole is headed towards final failure from too much success based upon being able to back up lies with violence. Given that NATO is the single greatest manifestation of that history at the present time, Russia can only attempt to maintain the MAD Mutual Assured Destruction policies, which, so far, are the only policies which have been able to be developed to cope with the development of weapons of mass destruction that are trillions of times more powerful than anything else which previously existed in human history.

Rational deterrence is working less and less well, due to the degree that the real world is actually being controlled by increasingly psychotic psychopaths. I am not aware of any sane ways to "fight" that kind of runaway insanity. Rather, it appears to be a lost cause. The human species' technologically driven civilization is headed towards committing collective suicide. Countries like Russia, or China, etc., can endeavour to develop more weapons systems which SHOULD provide rational deterrence. However, that would only actually work if NATO was not being controlled by increasingly psychotic psychopaths, committed to an agenda of global domination through the enforcement of frauds.

The established systems have become globalized electronic monkey money frauds, backed by the threat of force from apes with atomic bombs. The MAD Money As Debt systems were backed by the MAD Mutual Assured Destruction systems. NATO is controlled by people who are working towards an agenda to consolidate total dominance of the MAD Money As Debt systems, despite that requiring pushing the MAD Mutual Assured Destruction systems towards ever increasing risks, which are criminally insane to take. However, thousands of years of the history of being able to achieve social successes through backing up deceits with destruction, and enforcing frauds, has given an enormous momentum to the criminally insane sociopolitical habits to continue to try to do that, as much more as possible.

In my view, the political leaders of countries like Russia, or China, etc., are faced with an impossible problem to resolve in any favourable ways. Rather, the only ways that countries like Russia, or China, etc., can respond to the criminally insanities that they are threatened with from the USA & NATO, etc., are to also become more insane too, by developing even more insane weapons systems, to attempt to continue to provide rational deterrence against the criminally insane weapons systems already developed, and increasingly being deployed, criminally insane weapon systems that the USA and other NATO countries.

In my opinion, most people want to continue to believe that the MAD Mutual Assured Destruction systems will continue to provide rational deterrence. However, those people tend to not face the facts that those weapons are backing up the MAD Money As Debt systems, which are inherently insane, and which automatically become more insane. The world IS dominated by the most psychotic psychopaths. They are deliberately continuing to take greater and greater risks of starting a war using weapons of mass destruction, which could spin out of control, and indeed, would necessarily spin more and more out of control, after such events got started.

It is not possible to imagine any feasible favourable resolutions of the real problems that history has selected for the most psychotic psychopaths to end up controlling NATO. The efforts to consolidate totally globalized MAD Money As Debt systems are driving the MAD Mutual Assured Destruction systems towards civilization committing collective suicide. Those who still expect that there will continue to be rational deterrence are becoming increasingly unrealistic in their views of the actual geopolitical events. Russia is facing the greatest build-up of hostile military forces on its boarders since World War II. What NATO is doing in those regards is manifesting runaway criminal insanities. However, there is nothing that Russia can do in that context but attempt to remind NATO of the rational deterrence which should work to stop that, BUT ACTUALLY IS NOT WORKING TO STOP THAT! Given that situation, it does NOT matter what Putin attitude may have, or what emotions he may feel. Nothing that Putin can do will change the ways that NATO has a criminally insane agenda, and NATO is committed to carrying through that criminally insane agenda. (Indeed, probably the greatest threat that Putin faces are that those who control NATO would like to have Putin assassinated.)

It would be "nice" if human beings and civilization could better adapt to the development of globalized electronic frauds, backed by the threat of force from atomic bombs. However, it is politically impossible for that to happen. The ONLY things that can actually happen are the current trends being extrapolated: the ruling classes are becoming increasingly psychotic psychopaths, while those they rule over are becoming increasingly impotent political idiots. Collectively, technologically advancing civilization is headed towards committing suicide, because it continues to be politically impossible to prevent the excessive successfulness of backing up deceits with destruction, and enforcing frauds, from not automatically becoming astronomically amplified to become greater and GREATER!

I WISH that I could still indulge in believing in the rational deterrence at the heart of the MAD Mutual Assured Destruction systems. However, after one more fully understands that those are backing up the MAD Money As Debt systems, then it becomes painfully obvious that the real world is automatically becoming more criminally insane every day. The combined money/murder systems have become multiplied MADNESS, ... MADNESS squared, ... headed toward MADNESS cubed ... The ONLY thing that Putin's Russia can actually do is continue to attempt to remind NATO of the rational deterrence, by Russia continuing to also develop more weapons of mass destruction. However, any such reliance upon hoping for rational deterrence fails to face the facts of the degree to which NATO is actually controlled by people who are increasingly psychotic psychopaths, who are not being effectively restrained by their own people, living inside NATO countries, because most of those people have become increasingly impotent political idiots.

Collectively, civilization is rushing at an exponentially accelerating rate towards committing suicide. That appears to me to be the relatively objective facts. I sympathize with those who want to continue to believe that there will be enough rational deterrence to prevent that from happening. However, less and less do I observe any good grounds to continue to believe in such rational deterrence. Every day, in every way, that NATO countries have mass media which demonize Russia, while the continues to be a greater and greater military build-up of forces that threaten Russia, the preciousness of the MAD Mutual Assured Destruction systems become even more precarious ...

In my view, anyone who has any hopes for the foreseeable future is only able to do so through being willfully blind towards the basic nature of the MAD Money As Debt systems, being backed up by the MAD Mutual Assured Destruction systems. I no longer am able to believe that the people who control NATO are somehow not increasingly psychotic psychopaths. Similarly, I see no reasonable hopes that enough of the people living inside NATO countries will go through sufficient series of political miracles in order to stop being incompetent political idiots.

All NATO countries are already totally in the grip of debt slavery systems, which are driving them towards debt insanities. Since the debt controls were always backed by the death controls, the runaway debt insanities are set up to provoke death insanities. Doing so AFTER the previous systems of paper money frauds, backed by gunpowder weapons, have ACTUALLY become globalized electronic money frauds, backed by the threats of the force of atomic weapons, is many orders of magnitude more criminally insane a situation that ever existed before in human history. However, all of the entrenched sociopolitical habits, of those people who were previously successful, for generation after generation, through backing up deceits with destruction, and enforcing frauds, has driven those people towards their commitment to their global agenda, to which they are going to continue to require countries like Russia, or China, etc., to totally submit ... or else ...

SECOND, REGARDING "The Global Financial Situation Is A Lot Worse"

Civilization has built a globalized economy based upon being able to make "money" out of nothing as debts, in order to "pay" to strip-mine the planet's natural resources at an exponentially accelerating rate, through fundamentally fraudulent financial accounting systems which are matching that by those being debt engine treadmills that have driven those debts to generate numbers which have become runaway debt insanities.

Since the debt controls are backed by the death controls, therefore, the debt insanities are what are driving the death insanities. Moreover, it is the underlying issues that the natural resources of a fresh planet have been high-graded to hell by exponentially increasing strip-mining that are A LOT WORSE. Everyone living within the established systems participates in that greatest of all booms, which then trends towards the greatest of all busts. 

There has been quite the hyper-complicated combination of both cultural and biological evolution, which has created a human ecology and economy, wherein relatively small groups specialized in being dishonest, and backing that up with violence, in order to control much larger groups who were thereby made ignorant and afraid. Indeed, in many cases those people who were thus ruled over, for generation after generation, now feel too afraid to stop being so ignorant. ALMOST EVERYONE ENGAGED IN THEIR OWN PARTICULAR ASPECTS OF PARTICIPATING IN THE STRIP-MINING OF THE PLANET AS FAST AS POSSIBLE CONTINUE TO MOSTLY BE ABLE TO PERCEIVE THEMSELVES AS DOING THAT IN SOME "POSITIVE" WAYS. They are making "money" originally made out of nothing as debts, which is actually NEGATIVE CAPITAL, and therefore, they are able to rationalize and justify their participation in those systems. The actual basis of the political economy is ENFORCING FRAUDS, while THAT enables the various ways that almost everyone who seems to have become "successful" upon that basis is able to continue to deliberately ignore the exponentially increasing FRAUDULENCE of regarding exponentially increasing strip-mining as being "positive" activities to participate in ...

Human beings and civilization necessarily live as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows, which necessarily operate in ways that match the principles and methods of organized crime. Warfare was the history of the development of organized crime on larger and larger scales. That was the basis for the development of the globalized financial systems based upon public governments ENFORCING FRAUDS by private banks, which has driven the global financial situation to become exponentially more FRAUDULENT, which therefore trends increasingly towards provoking wars which could spin out of control to become orders of magnitude worse, indeed, "A LOT WORSE," then anything else which has previously happened in human history.

The only things which actually exist are the dynamic equilibria between different systems of more or less organized lies operating robberies. Only that which actually exists can actually evolve. HOWEVER, the established systems have become so extremely unbalanced that it is no longer possible to fully comprehend how unbalanced those actually are. "Controlling" civilization through the excessively successful applications of the methods of organized crime has resulted in that civilization manifesting runaway criminal insanities.

It is the central social fact that civilization operates through fundamentally fraudulent financial accounting systems, which exist because money is actually measurement backed by murder. Since everyone has adapted, for generation after generation, to live inside of economic systems based upon ENFORCING FRAUDS, everyone has adapted to become more of less socially successful within those systems by becoming professional liars and immaculate hypocrites. All of the currently entrenched political systems are dominated by the best available professional hypocrites. They are able to publicly present the exponentially increasing strip-mining of the planet, "paid" for by "money" made out of nothing as debts, AS IF those were good and positive things to do.

Therefore, it is now politically impossible for civilization to correct its runaway criminal insanities, by developing any better dynamic equilibria between any better systems of organized lies operating robberies, because of the degree that all the entrenched, established systems are operated by the best available professional hypocrites, whose socially successful careers are based upon deliberately ignoring and misunderstanding the basic laws of nature as much as humanly possible, in order to present ENFORCED FRAUDS, becoming exponentially more FRAUDULENT, while those enable the strip-mining of the planet, to be "good and positive" things.

Those who make more "money" inside of the established monetary systems are actually participating in systems which are based upon that money having been backed by murder. However, they have also been able to develop elaborate languages which are utterly BULLSHIT, which became the most socially successful and dominante because those were the BIGGEST BULLIES' BULLSHIT. Human beings and civilization necessarily live as entropic pumps of environmental energy flows. HOWEVER, natural selection pressures have driven the development of artificial selection systems to become based on the maximum possible dishonesties about themselves. Everything that civilization is doing is based upon the excessive successfulness of ENFORCING FRAUDS, resulting in exponentially increasing FRAUDULENCE, whereby the strip-mining of the planet as fast as possible was publicly presented as being "good and positive," rather that bad and negative.

It is barely possible to exaggerate the degree to which we are living in Wonderland Matrix Bizarro Worlds, where everything is publicly presented in the most absurdly backward ways possible.  The Grand Canyon Chasms between prodigious progress in physical science, without any progress in political science, continues to get wider and WIDER. The most socially successful people are those who could best adapt to living inside of social systems based upon being able to ENFORCE FRAUDS, despite that the consequences from doing so became exponentially more FRAUDULENT, while the most important of those consequences were the ways that drove people to collectively run faster and faster on debt engine treadmills, whose main overall result was to strip-mine the planet's natural resources as fast as possible. The exponential growth of the human population and total human activities was based upon being able to deplete a fresh planet's natural resources with the technologies made available by the series of industrial revolutions as fast as possible, while those natural resources were transformed into garbage and pollution as fast as possible ... All of that was publicly presented as being "positively good" things to do, by the biggest and best organized gangs of criminals, which were thereby able to dominate and direct what civilization actually did with the technologies provided by the prodigious progress through the industrial revolutions.

Given that overall context, it currently appears that the ONLY ways that the extremely unbalanced systems could actually re-balance are for the runaway debt insanities to provoke death insanities. Given that, about the only marginally possible irrational hopes to maintain are that there could perhaps develop better death control systems through those events ??? HOWEVER, at the present time, there is almost nothing but the core of organized crime (banksters controlled governments), surrounded by layers of controlled opposition groups, ALL of which are dominated by the best available professional hypocrites.

It is extremely difficult, to the point of appearing to be politically impossible, to better re-balance the extremely unbalanced systems, when almost everyone thinks about everything in the most absurdly backward ways possible, due to the long history of the public presentation of the results of backing up lies with violence, and ENFORCING FRAUDS, as being "positive and good" things. In the most profound ways possible, civilization has been driven to develop in ways which have become as psychotic as possible, in the sense that everything that civilization must necessarily do in order to live is publicly presented in the most dishonest ways possible.

Although the laws of nature are NOT going to stop working, and systems based upon being able to ENFORCE FRAUDS do not actually violate the laws of nature, the results of the excessively successful applications of the methods of organized crime to control civilization have driven civilization towards manifesting runaway criminal insanities, which threaten to spin wildly out of control ... such as through wars that trigger the use of weapons of mass destruction, as desperate attempts to keep the established systems of money backed by murder going ... At the present time, all of the established systems are engaged in their own respective ways to try to keep on "kicking the can down the road," by continuing to be able to ENFORCE FRAUDS, despite that doing so have become exponentially more FRAUDULENT.

The creation of "money" out of nothing as debts has become runaway NEGATIVE CAPITAL, which has destroyed "free market capitalism." However, those who became the most socially successful, through those systems based upon being able to ENFORCE FRAUDS, are the most wealthy and powerful people, as well as the best available professional hypocrites, who continue to be able to operate those systems, despite that those systems are actually becoming exponentially more FRAUDULENT, while those systems continue to high-grade everything to hell, since there was exponential growth based upon the depletion of natural resources at an exponential rate. Thus, the realities are trending towards spectacular overshooting, to result in massive die-offs. Since the established systems are necessarily based upon money being measurement backed by murder, BUT, BUT, BUT, those systems are most socially successful by presenting the maximum possible dishonest bullshit about themselves doing that, overall, the article above was another superficially correct analysis, which tended to grossly understate the degree to which "War Is Coming And The Global Financial Situation Is A Lot Worse Than You May Think."

Although one may derive some philosophical consolations from contemplating the overall ways that the laws of nature NEVER stop working, nevertheless, civilization has been driven by natural selection pressures to develop artificial selection systems which have become as deceitful and fraudulent as humanly possible, because those were the most socially successful systems, in the short to medium terms, despite what the longer term consequences would eventually become. The psychological and political results of running into the limits of exponential growth are series of psychotic breakdowns ... which will mainly manifest as the ways that "War Is Coming And The Global Financial Situation Is A Lot Worse Than You May Think."

JRobby's picture

What was that middle part about? Around paragraph 9 or 10?

Radical Marijuana's picture

Maximum possible pessimism, based on political realism.

proV's picture

...systems based upon being able to ENFORCE FRAUDS do not actually violate the laws of nature...

They do violate it. Fraud or conscious lie (just as unconscious one) splits the mind in two. Mind that does not feel whole is in a state of deficiency and deficiency is an atribute of "ego". Punishment for lie is therefore descent from Spirit. When humanity will evolve it will realize lying is impossible. They believe it is possible because they believe it will "bring" them something "good", totally ignoring the introspected sense telling them they have fallen from fullness with that very thought. And it brings them "good", death is the final reward for such an earthly thought, the final "solution" of ego. MAD.

Do not emphatize with such thoughts, they do not hold Reality. You should realize by now that all your philosophical describings of "reality" only show how ego is totally uncompromising. The war is not coming. War IS. It is the only state of ego, having countless visible and invisible forms. There is no middle way between world of ego and Kingdom of Heaven, they will never coexist.

The only way to fight insanity is to ascend above it. First by realizing it has no true cause, then by realizing it has no true effect.

 

Radical Marijuana's picture

While I would like to agree more with that kind of sublime point of view, the suffering caused by deliberate ignorance will still feel quite real to those who suffer that, which will mostly be felt by younger people and future generations. Not only are the debts being deferred onto future generations, but also the deaths are too. The richer, older people, and previous generations, that were able to build civilization on the basis of strip-mining the planet, may well have enjoyed doing that, as well as continue to relatively be able to do so. However, building something in a way that would finally collapse is not so good for those who happening to be living there when that finally collapses.

One could rightly assert that the "ego" is something which is built, and so, also collapses. It is one of the most intense paradoxes that human mind are able to make mental models of their world, including models of themselves within their models of the world, which mental models can be relatively useful, despite being based upon sets of consistent contradictions that those are all based upon relative subtractions, which are never absolute subtractions. The most intense paradoxes develop due to those surviving through the conflicts are selected to become the most egoistical. I.e., the killers and those killed.

Civilization as it current exists was made and maintained by the surviving killers, and thereby became as egotistical as possible. Hence, the relative subtractions were publicly presented as if those were absolute subtractions. Indeed, what were actually relative subtractions were presented as if those were reified positives, rather than actually double negatives. The languages developed by the surviving killers became public presentations of the subtractions of subtractions, or the negations of negations. In particular, "money" made out of nothing as debts was publicly presented as if that was positive capital, when it was actually negative capital.

The inherently paradoxical nature of egotism has been hyper-concentrated by the history of successful warfare supporting the history of successful economics, all based upon being able to enforce frauds. In my view, those intensely paradoxical political problems ought to be better resolved by going through the negation of the negation of the negations, or the subtraction of the subtraction of the subtractions.

The sociopolitical systems that we are stuck inside now are publicly able to present their subtractions of subtractions, or negations of negations, as if those were positives, rather than actually double negatives. Egos actually exist as toroidal vortices of energy flows, which are made up of infinite loops through their environment. Those egos are nothing else but that flow of energy through those toroidal vortices. HOWEVER, the ruling classes have waged war against those they ruled over, and therefore, have mostly brainwashed most people to perceive the world in the most absurdly backward ways possible.

The more that there is prodigious progress in mathematical physics, the more that those series of profound paradigm shifts have re-converged with the intuitions of ancient mysticism. The more that advancing technologies are developed through the successes in better understanding the laws of nature, the more intense the paradoxes become that those technologies get primarily applied to become better at backing up lies with violence. I.e., the about exponential progress in physical science has enabled the development of an exponential growth of egotistical scientific dictatorships, which adamantly refuse to become more genuinely scientific about themselves, since doing so tends towards more mystical, transcendental poetry regarding the ways that those egos are but transient toroidal vortices of the flows of energy.

I would not recommend expressing that as being such that "There is no middle way between world of ego and Kingdom of Heaven, they will never coexist." Rather, I regard those as coexisting all the time. That is why I propose and promote that what we should do is get past the DUALITIES, in order to start using more UNITARY MECHANISMS. To attempt to be more scientific is to recognize the degree to which the biggest bullies' bullshit world view, and thus the dominate natural languages and philosophy of science, have been able to present their negations of negations as if those were purely positives.

Philosophically speaking, when one regards money as measurement backed by murder, as the most abstract form of private property being claims backed by coercions, both of those track back to basic ideas about information theory and thermodynamics. In that context, it should be emphasized as extremely important that the history of the philosophy of science has been driven by requirements to compromise with the biggest bullies' bullshit world views. Therefore, arbitrary minus signs were inserted into the entropy equations of thermodynamics, and then extrapolated into information theory.

The mathematical physics itself was revealing that all measurements of power and information had relative negative values. However, that understanding was inverted and perverted, so that the measurements of power and information could be presented as double negatives, or as subtractions of subtractions. Making a living by killing, which was relatively necessary, ended up being presented as being purely positive. As the biggest bullies' bullshit gradually became the banksters' bullshit, making money out of nothing as debts was more and more presented as if that was positive capital, rather than actually negative capital. The social successfulness based upon enforcing frauds was able to publicly present itself as if that was not fraudulent.

In my view, the "world of ego" is necessarily inside of the "Kingdom of Heaven." The "Kingdom of Heaven" is the infinitely sublime conservation of energy. All of the various impossible ideals that people want to believe in tend to have been derived from that source. The more practical issues are how to develop a better approach towards better spiritualism, in ways which remain as consistent as possible with the progress achieved in physical science, which has enabled the developments of technologies through the series of industrial revolutions.

The realm of political economy has developed from being based upon paper money frauds, backed by gunpowder weapons, to become globalized electronic money frauds, backed by the threat of the force of atomic bombs. Those are the deeper reasons for how and why we are facing astronomically amplified conditions within which "War Is Coming And The Global Financial Situation Is A Lot Worse Than You May Think." The history of successful warfare, whereby the surviving killers became the most deceitful and treacherous was the basis for the history of successful finance, whereby the most "wealthy" people actually accumulated their "wealth" through systems based upon enforcing frauds.

In almost every possible way, natural selection pressures have driven the development of artificial selection systems which are operated by the most egotistical people, whose attitudes have become exponentially more psychotic, since their egos were never absolutely separated from their environment and other people. The more that we perceive and define people as relatively subtracted from their environment and each other, then the more they must behave as egotistical gangs of robbers. Indeed, the biggest and best organized gangs of robbers, which are currently the bankster dominated governments, promote the most egotistical world views possible, through their presentation of double negatives as if those were actually purely positives.

Since all of the dominate natural languages and philosophy of science have been required to compromise with that kind of the biggest bullies' bullshit world view, it is barely possible for most people to even begin to critically think about that, and similarly, quite politically impossible to engage in sufficiently wide-spread communications regarding that. Rather, the degree to which almost everyone takes almost completely for granted thinking and communicating through the DUALITIES of false fundamental dichotomies, and the related impossible ideals, makes it appear to be politically impossible for there to develop any better politics, which could approach a better understanding of the ways that "we" are NOT actually separated from our environment and each other.

One of the typical ways that DUALITIES continue to ironically triumph are through expressions such as that "there is no middle way between world of ego and Kingdom of Heaven, they will never coexist," while it is actually the case that those are totally coexisting. The ego does not actually become separate from the environment, or from God. However, the history of human conflicts have driven the development of the most egotistical kinds possible. It is within that context that I maintain that "systems based upon being able to ENFORCE FRAUDS do not actually violate the laws of nature."

What happens when there are the developments of systems in which there are killers and those killed are that the mental states of those who are the surviving killers necessarily become the most intensely egotistical states possible. What is generally the ways that there open up infinite tunnels where there are mental models of the world, which include mental models of those models, which include more models of those models ... etc., ... are that there become infinite tunnels of deceits and treacheries, through the history of successful warfare, which then become infinite tunnels of enforced frauds, through the history of successful finance.

Those infinite tunnels of lies and violence become series of negations, then negations of negations, then negations of those negations of negations ... etc. ... In my view, the political problems that currently exist are due to the degree to which the stages of the negations of negations are now the most dominate. Hence, the ways that "money" made out of nothing as debts is able to be publicly presented as if that was positive capital, when that is actually negative capital, while, because of the ways that the biggest bullies' bullshit, which became the banksters' bullshit, has prevailed, that enforcement of frauds is presented as NOT being fraudulent.

In my view, it is not good enough to only perceive those apparent anomalies, but then to continue to fall back upon the same old-fashioned DUALITIES, false fundamental dichotomies, and related impossible ideals, in order to attempt to resolve those anomalies. Rather, "we should" go through series of profound paradigm shifts. In particular, "we should" recognize that our conception of entropy was inverted and perverted. Therefore, since money being measurement backed by murder is actually an expression of applied information theory and thermodynamics, to develop better resolutions of those problems requires that we go through the processes of subtracting the subtraction of the subtractions. We are currently living in Wonderland Matrix Bizarro Worlds, where everything is publicly presented in the most absurdly backward ways, which expresses itself through fundamentally fraudulent financial accounting systems, which deliberately ignore the principle of the conservation of energy as much as possible, as well as deliberately misunderstand the concept of entropy as much as possible.

As the progress in mathematical physics, through series of profound paradigm shifts, enables the development of technologies like electronics and atomic energy, the contradictions of those being applied in the most egotistical ways possible become ever increasingly intense paradoxes, manifesting as sets of consistent contradictions, due to the most socially successful people becoming the most egotistical. Hence, the ruling classes are becoming increasingly psychotic psychopaths, while the matching bookends of those systems are the ways that the people being ruled over become increasingly impotent political idiots.

Various old-fashioned religions and ideologies have mostly ended up becoming forms of controlled opposition. Hence, those tend to present relatively good, albeit superficial, analysis based upon using relative dichotomies, but then collapse back to bogus bullshit "solutions" that promote the DUALITIES of false fundamental dichotomies and the related impossible ideals. E.g., the old-fashioned views that "there is no middle way between world of ego and Kingdom of Heaven, they will never coexist."

The special theory of relativity, which made atomic bombs possible, radically changed the ways that time and space were thought about. Since entropy is the distribution of energy through time and space, that should have also radically changed the ways that entropy was thought about. However, none of that has happened in any publicly significant ways. The special theory of relativity was an approach to understanding how and why atomic bombs go boom, because matter is an extremely concentrated form of energy. There is no fundamental dichotomy between the material world and the spiritual world. Rather, the material world is an extremely concentrated form of the the spiritual world.

Energy IS Spirit.

Similarly, entropy is the scientific way to approach better understanding of evil. To put in another way, entropy is the scientific Satan. All of that is currently being done in the most absurdly backward ways possible within the currently dominate civilization, because of the sets of consistent contradictions that arise because of how human beings and civilization necessarily operate according to the principles and methods of organized crime, and thus, the biggest and best organized gangs of criminals were able to most get away with their promotion of the maximum possible bullshit about what they were actually doing.

In my view, it is theoretically possible to develop a genuinely more scientific society. However, at the present time, that appears to be politically impossible, due to the degree that all the entrenched, established systems are operated by the most intensely egotistical professional hypocrites ... Of course, at the present time, the leading examples of that are the public figureheads of the central banks, able to engage in central planning, because they are the maximized sources of the public "money" supplies being able to be made out of nothing as debts, as frauds which are enforced by governments, while the vast majority of "We the People" continue to act like Zombie Sheeple with respect to those systems.

MONEY IS MEASUREMENT BACKED BY MURDER.

Some of the corollaries of that are the ways that enforced frauds are able to be publicly presented as if those were NOT enforced frauds. To become genuinely more scientific must continue to employ relative subtractions, while endeavouring to not allow those to be reified into absolute subtractions. Rather, our political problems require going through stages of higher consciousness, whereby we approach appreciating the degree to which the established systems have gotten away with subtracting their subtractions, or negating their negations, and therefore, are publicly able to get away with presenting those as being positive, rather than double negatives. To consistently develop better, more realistic, resolutions of those real problems, requires using more UNITARY MECHANISMS, rather than collapsing back to the old-fashioned bullshit of various favourite DUALITIES.

"The only way to fight insanity is to ascend above it."

That requires changing the frame of reference, and meta-communicating about our communications. Such things can NOT be done by arbitrarily stopping at some level in the infinite tunnels of deceits, and enforced frauds, and then proclaiming that level is "the truth." There can be no finite statement of "the truth" which is both complete and consistent. Rather, we are stuck having to muddle through hyper-complicated entangled infinite loops of subtractions of subtractions of subtractions, in which the negations of negations may appear as positives, only to then be negated again ...

Anyway, proV, while I may have some sense of the meaning of your reply, and mostly sympathize with that, I continue to expound upon my views of what it means to attempt to develop a better creative synthesis between post-modernizing mathematical physics, and ancient mysticism, which is what is most relevant to a better theoretical overview of the problems that are presented by the runaway situations in which there now EXIST globalized electronic monkey money frauds, backed by the threat of force from apes with atomic bombs, all of which adds up to "War Is Coming And The Global Financial Situation Is A Lot Worse Than You May Think."

proV's picture

There is no middle way between world of ego and Kingdom of Heaven because it is YOU who has to choose which world it wants to see. You can not see both worlds at once. Do not look at a world as a fact. Look upon the world as a thought in you. Only then you'll be able to really choose. This is a bridge between "ego" and "Spirit". Until you come to this bridge you will always be trapped inside ego and its circular reasoning which always starts with unsatisfactory premises which in effect produce dualisms because there is no solution in it and all that is left is return to the unsatisfactory start. There is no duality between "ego" and "spirit" except in words. Spirit represents what IS and its guide is unchangeable inner Vision, ego represents illusion, a mirage, a lie and its "guide" are senses. Illusion is composed of dualities. Splitted world? Or splitted mind? Black and white. Left and right. Right and wrong. You as a saviour and a world that needs to be saved. As you love to play with logic and words you must understand that the world that needs to be saved implies that its essence is corruptable and destroyable or in other words, your idea of saving the world traps you in a self imposed duality. The very thing you would like to get rid of.

But I'm not saying your thinking will not get you to where you would really like to be and I look at your comments as glimpses of what science will look like someday.

Radical Marijuana's picture

Thanks for your interesting replies, proV!

You are correct about those difficulties:

"... that the world that needs to be saved implies that its essence is corruptible and destroyable or in other words, your idea of saving the world traps you in a self imposed duality. The very thing you would like to get rid of."

DutchResistance's picture

Respectfully, pleased don't post the equivalent of two to three times the length of the articles you are supposedly 'commenting' on. 

A link to your book would better service the rest of us.

Paraphrase, please.

deimosaffair's picture

you don't get laid so much, do you?

Pickleton's picture

Props.  I at least got thru the first paragraph before recognizing you were painting a very longwinded picture writing in your own feces and not really saying anything much - again.  Yawn.

The Merovingian's picture

Agreed. In fact I would like to say that this article literally scared the shit out of me, but it is morning here and I just had my first cup of coffee.

Feeling much better now ... wishing there was a sequel to this article to eventually scare the piss out of me ...

OpTwoMistic's picture

Russia and China are sitting back just watching Barry kick dirt and fume.

They know if they just ignore him and wait for the dollar to complete its colapse he will go away.  Short of the insane deluded bastard attacking one of them, he is finished.

Oldwood's picture

Every country is pursuing their own agendas. The ones doing it best are our favorites to hate. Israel has been at war since their inception and all the crap we have been watching for decades is simply because that war was never allowed to conclude. America has been instrumental in keeping the conflict alive and ensured that it spread throughout the ME buy supporting both sides of the fight. WE have been arming and funding Israel at the same time we have been funding and trumpeting Palestinian injustice. We now see the same thing going on in Syria and other places where we are funding insurgents and moderate rebels (ISIS) while demonizing and bombing them. We are at war. The WORLD is at war and there is no truce that will end it. North Korea is our model.....and war that ended in a cease fire turce and has been boiling for decades. 

If America is going to take sides, they need to take sides to WIN...something we haven't done in decades. As is, we are simply instigators and facilitators of chaos and mayhem.

I Feel a little Qeasy's picture

..'If America is going to take sides, they need to take sides to WIN...something we haven't done in decades. As is, we are simply instigators and facilitators of chaos and mayhem.'

 

America needs to fuck off and die. Fucking moron.

TuPhat's picture

There is no 'just' solution and there will never be peace in the middle east.  Get used to it unless you favor genocide of one side or the other.

Lost in translation's picture

I used to think Michael Snyder was mildly mentally retarded.

But his (over)use of government statistics and acceptance of official narratives are the giveaways: he's a disinformation agent.

philipat's picture

And probably an Israeli Agent also. Snyder? Hmmm.....

McCormick No. 9's picture

The official narrative is that a massive economic collapse and world war are imminent?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY

JRobby's picture

BINGO! The blue shirt and blue tie combo is like Bush to the A fifth power. Give me a break. Pastor Jim is comatose and that retard just drones on like a Ritalin / triple espresso combo.

Duh! War is coming????!!!!. It is a constant event. War is big business and they all get to play!

Your down voters will have their hands and feet melted off by a powerful alkali

Idaho potato head's picture

Whoa I need my hands and feet, so upvote..

iAmerican's picture

Snyder is Sayanim.

Only America fulfills Isaiah's given signs for "Israel Restored," "Zion."

He is an agent of the ZioTalmud/papist/pedophile Anti-Christ.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Prophecy?  Jim Bakker?  THE Jim Bakker?

Say no more.  Elmer Gantry snake-oil salesmen, the lot of them.

Nice biz model within a targeted market Niche though.  Makes for a nice lifestyle, I'm sure.

iAmerican's picture

They prove the Bible's truth: the visible church shall fall into apostasy in the Last Days.

 

Praise God the Beast now upon America shall soon be cast down!

skinwalker's picture

It would serve you right if, upon your departure from this world, Anubis carved your heart out and put it in a scale. Remember, if your heart weighs more than a feather, you are consigned to the underworld for all eternity.

 

Don't worry too much though, he uses a big ass feather.

iAmerican's picture

There is but a single God - the Creator of the universe, God Almighty, America's named Sovereign.

ISEEIT's picture

Ohhh....

I wish the world were differently configured also. I also believe that the rank evil pervading our species is rooted far more deeply than by simply some genetic code.

Fireman's picture

"Sadly, a UN resolution that divides the land of Israel and that formally establishes a Palestinian state would not bring lasting peace. Instead, it would be the biggest mistake of the Obama era, and it would set the stage for a major war between Israel and her neighbors."

More jooganda garbage than you can chuck a dead pig at. As for the hilarious notion of USSA fighting a real army like Russsia or China or (let's get totally delusional) both...does the clown who cobbled this fear porn together still not know that USSA never EVER fights real armies. Ever! Meanwhile the pivot of the Europeons is clear to see as the mutts in Brussels begin calling for the end of their suicidal sanctions on Russia and the outright rejection of the Washing town's corpofascist insanity known as TTIP. Pox amerikana is being cured and most USSANS still don't see it.

The only war that is coming is the one that the rest of humanity has been praying for and that is the USSAN civil war. So get body bagging folks, the rest of humanity is counting on it.

Bring on the collap$€ already!

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

The thing about conflicts, is that they eventually lead to conflict resolution.

Don't you think that it's about time that the perpetual drama and conflicts got resolved once and for all?

If they can't resolve things peacefully, then why not through a conflict that produces a clear winner (either way) once and for all?

Oldwood's picture

Yes.

America has not been allowed to win a war, END a war in almost seventy years. The anti-war progressives have no issue starting war and even going to wars, but for them it is immoral to win a war. Somehow we had a world war that barely lasted four years, yet we cannot bring ANY other nation to heel since, and NOT because we lack the ability. No, simply because there is no will to do it. Progressives will appeal to empathy and anti-war sentiment, while allowing these conflicts to rage for decades with untold death and destruction. Some believe it is for the benefit of the MIC, and it does do that for sure, but I believe it is for the simple desire for a world in chaos where they can move things to their will. A peaceful prosperous world is not one easily manipulated whereas a world in fear and desperate for security that only perceived order can bring are now everywhere. THEY are winning and everyone else is losing badly. 

Maybe it's the Jews, or the Illuminate or the pope or communists. Does it matter when the vast majority of people do not even recognize it's happening? It is always helpful to know your enemy, but until you can at least get a consensus of people to recognize that there is even a battle going on, pointing fingers only makes us look like loons.

VWAndy's picture

 Heaven forbid the grown ups ever get a chance to talk without being interrupted long enough to come to a concensus. Always shouted down by children or vested intrests.

 The grown ups table was not a bad idea. Think about it in real long terms.

dizzyfingers's picture

There's nevert a "clear winner once and for all". That condition is...conditional.

Francis Marx's picture

Martins Armstrongs computer date of oct. 1st  2015 as the beginning of the end has been shaping up nicely. I can only say, if the world flipped with Brexit, one can only imagine the terror that is coming. How come no one else's models predicted this 30 years ago?  This article is already saying what everyone knows now.

holgerdanske's picture

Brexit is the most profound thing that has happened in Europe since England declared war on Germany in 1939.

It is the beginning of the end for the EU, and the start of new hope for all of Europe.

It is not going to cause any terror. That is a result of American war mongering over 30 years. It is time that is said openly and repeatedly.

Francis Marx's picture

I think my point has been mistaken. Not terror as in terrorism. Terror in the markets. Financial Armageddon which always leads to big war and big death. Always.

holgerdanske's picture

I see. At the moment terror rings one bell, but point taken.;-)

I think the UK will perform far better than the rest of the EU in a short while. The EU is becoming a loosers club, as I see it. So even the financil terror will be short lived, for those out of the EU. But I think the situation generally is no good. Blame the reserve banks, and momey printing.

Keyser's picture

Really? Let us know how that works out when half of the EU is smoldering, radioactive waste... Along with the US, Russia and China... You won't be worrying about whether your ATM card works, you will be worrying that your neighbors will kill you for the food in your pantry... New hope for Europe, please... 

JRobby's picture

Turn in your Starbucks gift cards that your 2 friends bought you. No stimulants for you. None!