Martin Armstrong

Royal Mint Allows British Pensioners To 'Save' In Gold Bullion

Given the current uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the news this week that Britain's Royal Mint will join the current providers of gold to self-invested pension savers in the UK (SIPPS) - allowing British pensioners a tax efficient way of investing in bullion - is fascinating. While gold bullion has been allowed in SIPPs since 2006, this is the first time the Royal Mint has allowed its higher-quality bullion to be bought for pensions.

Margaret Thatcher's 1988 "Bruges Speech" Explains Why Brits Should Brexit

As establishment blowback strikes following over 300 European business leaders call for the British to vote to leave the EU, it is worth remembering Margaret Thatcher’s historic speech, known as the “The Bruges Speech” delivered September 20th, 1988, in which she famously rejected the centralised, unaccountable, federal Europe of Delors. Margaret Thatcher proposed instead a wider, decentralised, outward-looking democratic Europe of independent, freely- trading and cooperating nation states..

Two-Thirds Of Germans Are Against Merkel As Right-Wing 'Terrorists' Arrested After Refugee Attacks

Amid the growing ghetto-isation of Muslim Europe, and with 66% of Germans against Merkel, German police have arrested five suspects on terrorism charges in raids on a right-wing group charged with attacking asylum shelters in the east of the country in the midst of Europe’s refugee crisis. German officials have proclaimed the raids show that "the state is moving resolutely and in a timely fashion against right-wing terrorist structures and criminals." We suspect sadly that more attacks, and more arrests are to come as George Soros calls for Europe to accept 500,000 more refugees per year.

Bundesbank Defies Elites: Warns That "Plans To Abolish, Criminalize Cash Out Of Line With Freedom"

With everyone from ivory tower academics to sin-street hookers proclaiming the need for and benefits of a "war on cash" to save the world from criminals and tax-evaders (oh yeah and to stop NIRP-driven savers from hording cash and crushing central planners' dreams), it is perhaps shocking that Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele warned at an event this week that the attempt to abolish and criminalize cash is out of line with freedom. He said that citizens should continue to decide how and in what form they want to use their money.

The Battle To Keep The Establishment In Power

It looks as if it will be much more difficult for Trump to nail down enough delegates to beat the Republicans at their own corrupt rules. We are likely heading toward a rigged convention and this is playing into the hands of the precise thing the Republicans better not do. They are sacrificing the nation for personal perks. It is not that Trump is the savior, hardly, but at least he would be a check against these people.

Is It Government Or Oligarchs?

Our structure of government being a republic rather than a democracy invites oligarchy. There has never been a single republic that has ever proven to work. The mixture of money and power always becomes lethal. This is why we blame government, not the oligarchs. They could not buy politicians if they were not (1) career lifetime politicians, and (2) all-powerful law creators. Taxes and regulations become the incentive for the oligarchs to buy government. If we eliminate taxes and career politicians, we will solve most of the problem.

Where Does The Future Lie? Orwell Or Huxley

History repeats because the passions of humanity never change from one century to the next. We MUST move closer to absolute oppression in order for the silent majority to get angry and demand change. So until that tipping point is reached, be prepared to lose any concept of human rights you thought you once had. We are not living the “dream” but the nightmare of history.