by Amy S.
Collapse !! We are watching totalitarianism building in real-time. The economy is in free fall, and it’s getting worse with each passing day. The Stock Market Is Broken, Now for All to See. The historic short squeeze, engineered by a bunch of deeply cynical small traders, exposed just how rigged the market has been.
The new paradigm is a bastardization of sound economic principles whereby the stock market is a derivative of the debt market. As the economy continues to implode, higher unemployment and the unbridled printing of fiat will lead to higher stock prices. In theory, if you slash headcount far enough, your company can become highly valuable while producing nothing at all. The United States is fast approaching the end stage of the biggest asset bubble in history.
The bursting of the bubble will cause a massive interest rate shock that will send the US consumer economy and the US government pumped up by massive Treasury debt into bankruptcy, an event that will send shockwaves throughout the global economy. America is in self-destruction mode, as was USSR. Only faster this time. Central banks, uncontrolled money printing, unprecedented debt levels, the reckless borrowing and printing of money by the Fed, the astounding US debt, and fiat currencies are some of the culprits. All by design, the great reset is now here, and the middle-class is disappearing; Food lines are growing; Drug use is growing; Suicide rates are exponentially higher, and Immorality is growing.
We exchanged good manufacturing jobs for inexpensive overseas products. It was a dream come true. Inflate the price of houses, extract their capital to buy new cars and boats, and other expensive toys. Falling interest rates and easy credit kept the game alive, but now we don’t manufacture anything, interest rates are at rock bottom, and we’ve devalued the dollar to where the world is edgy and looking to get out. We’ve become sickened with fiat currency, and central bankers extended the debt-fueled orgy to the point of destroying our culture. As a country we no longer take pride in doing a good job, staying out of debt, staying out of trouble, caring about your fellow American. Depressions are a way of cleansing systems of excess both financially and morally, and I think when the next one hits, it will be a doozy. I don’t think we can compare it to 1929.
The rich are growing richer, and the poor are doing just fine with all the free stuff. The working man is being squeezed and destroyed by both. When the dung hits the fan, those two groups will be screwed because neither can produce anything. If one keeps his wits about him and maintains patience, diligence, and a work ethic, he will come out ahead at the end of what is coming.
Folks, we are just at the beginning of this American collapse! I would say we are maybe 10% into the collapse. This collapse will be epic! The average non woke people will be devastated and in the streets in more ways than one! It will be interesting to see how all of the high paid people that do not produce anything of use will become unemployed and homeless and have to live around us common folks (as I grin)! “You will own nothing and be happy.” “Because you can be a deadbeat and get away with it.”
You are here for your daily dose of the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Please take a second to hit the like button, hit the subscribe button, and don’t forget to also hit the notification bell. It is not just little people on the long side here. There are huge players playing both sides of GameStop. That was fairly obvious by just looking at volumes. Volumes were much too high to be just Reddit traders. And I posted as much when the financial media talked about how the retail investor played the stock to “stick it to the man.”
The Mainstream media was misdirecting the public as usual. Anyone who has any experience in trading and can rub a few brain cells together would know it! Now really, is the Mainstream media really that clueless, or were they trying to direct people into GME to soak them at the top? Let’s see what kind of regulations they come out with. If it’s mostly restricting retail investors and traders, then you’ll know it was all a setup! The whole stock market is one big scam.
The Reddit crowd did nothing to stop the scam, when in fact, facilitated more scams. Shut it all down.GameStop is worthless. And stock in GameStop is worthless. Day-trading worthless stock leads to an empty bank account. And all those suckers in there with 401K accounts thinking they are going to get to keep all that wealth. It almost seems as though the bets on either side are larger than the entire market cap of the company. Presumably, there’s a weight on either side of a lot of things. How can this house of cards not fall? It’s like every ounce of the silver has 62 owners. Manias can last a very long time and become more extended than reason should allow. But eventually, investors will have an epiphany and demand higher rates. Once the bond bubble explodes here as it did in southern Europe, it will destroy the dollar along with it.
That’s because foreign sellers of US debt will be forced to abandon dollar-based holdings completely. That will mark the end of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency and the restoration of gold as the global store of wealth. For every new dollar, the FED prints up make all the other dollars worth less. One day you wake up, and your dollar is worthless. In short, you starve or freeze because you can’t make or save enough fiat to do anything. This kind of thing will happen overnight as the rise in debt is growing not linearly but exponentially.
They can’t raise interest rates. The deficits are growing exponentially. There’s not enough of the tax money coming in anymore to pay for the size of the government and their spending. Tax increases will further kill the economy. The only choice to avoid higher interest rates is to go deeply negative. Yield curve controls will be used but on the negative end. You’ll be forced to borrow and spend. They’ll make you spend what money you have by continually debasing it.
The Fed will just monetize all Treasury issuance. Remember – interest paid by the Treasury to the Fed gets returned to the Treasury. The Fed’s balance sheet of Treasuries and GSE loans (Fannie & Freddie) will eventually be wiped clean; that’s the “Great Reset” of debt people keep waiting for. People foolishly think the “Great Reset” of debt will eliminate their debt. Better yet, why doesn’t the Treasury Department lend money directly to us at .01%, instead of selling debt instruments to the bank-owned Fed, that then turns around and lends it to their owners, that in turn lend it to us at the mortgage rate or 29% a year on credit cards? Won’t even talk about medical insurance and that privatized scam. I don’t think this corrupt, crony-capitalist status quo is going to make it to 2023.
Thanks to the Fed’s “No Billionaire Left Behind” monetary policies, wealth inequality has reached grotesque proportions, as the middle and working classes are being pauperized by wage stagnation and the destruction of their purchasing power by the Fed’s debasement of the currency. Add that to the systematic marginalization of working americans by the globalists and their quislings, and the oligarchy’s plundering of the real productive economy, not to mention pandemic-related lockdowns, and you have a toxic cocktail of social instability or worse waiting to happen. Too many people under 40 are becoming radicalized and gravitating to the extremes of the left or the right, because they have no stake in the current system.
The Gamestop saga has driven home to millions how blatantly rigged the entire system is in favor of the one percent and against the little guy. I really fear for this country because the political class, far from trying to reach out and work towards some semblance of middle ground with conservatives and patriots, are only going to run roughshod over them while further enriching their oligarch patrons at the expense of everyone else.
From 2000 to 2020, we had exactly one-quarter of real GDP growth (meaning inflation-adjusted GDP growth). That’s per Shadowstats. In the year 2000, the national debt was $5.7 trillion (Statista). Today, it’s nearing $28 trillion. So, one way to look at the health of the US economy is to look at the fact that we’ve increased the national debt by $23 trillion, and the result is an even smaller economic pie than before. Removing the stimulus (which I don’t think is actually going to happen) won’t result in a bust. It’ll result in an avalanche.
Both parties know it. The Fed knows it. What they’re trying to do is keep the Social Security Titanic afloat as long as possible using whatever means possible to ensure that , the elites on the upper decks get away with as much as they can possibly take while the middle class and the poor that are trapped on the lower decks go down with the ship.
Timing? Beats the hell out of me. But the Titanic is taking on more water than the pumps can get rid of, so it’s just a matter of time. And that time will come when a sufficient number of our trading partners say that the full faith and credit of the US government is no longer sufficient and, instead, they want real assets in return for their goods. The never-ending stimulus will just keep pouring out of the Federal Reserve Money Spigot, and the Federal Reserve will buy all the non-performing loans plus the Zombie corporations.
They will buy the Junk Bonds and REPO market flotsam & jetsam from the dark pools and off-exchange banks. They will fight us on the beaches! They will fight us on the seas! They will never surrender! Free money means that at the other end, someone is working for free. Not for too long unfortunately. There’s a crash coming; The dark pool derivatives universe can’t crash lest the banks and government stop giving it free stimulus money every year. Each year the stimulus has to be in incrementally greater proportions to prior years lest the Ponzi topples. All Ponzi schemes require greater & greater amounts of cash to keep them buoyed afloat with enough air to expand like the Borg it is. Wall Street and trading are only there as a show or front facade for the edifice of the dark pool derivatives universe.
This speculative betting universe is multiples and orders of magnitudes bigger than the facade of NYSE and Wall Street investment houses & Hedgies. We have now entered civilizational collapse. “If you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in six months’ time, there would be a shortage of sand.” — Milton Friedman. A government big enough to give you everything you want , is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
How to Survive the End of Civilization
America Is In DANGER, And Several Of America’s Allies Are Also In DANGER.
Are you ready for what might happen next?
If You Want To Survive A Possible Collapse …
Then You Better Learn A Few Things About Survival.
What is survival anyway? Knowledge of survival skills can make the difference between life and death — knowing survival can keep you alive and well when other people are dying.Lots of people have lost their lives because of complacency and being unprepared for an emergency — natural disasters, medical emergencies, fires, and violent crime take lives everyday and in every country.
There Are Two Kinds Of Survivors In The World, Which Kind Are You?
There are people who survive disasters and events on sheer luck a lot like refugees in a war torn country — who come out of the event beaten and traumatized and clueless as to how they’re still alive. You can see the despair all over their faces. They are overwhelmed. They may be sick, soiled, hungry, cold, dressed in rags. They have no strength. They have lost all hope.There’s another kind of survivor though — that’s the survivor you want on your side when things go south; the person you take with your team on an expedition (because you know that person can be counted on); the person you put in charge of things; the person who gets the job done every time; the person who can find a solution, even when no one else can.
The person that rises to the challenge — that’s not afraid to look death in the face. With no fear of death to hold them back, they have little fear of anything.
That Kind Of Survivor Is Decisive
… that decisiveness comes from experience and knowledge of survival. These people know survival.Congratulations — your decision to learn about survival is a powerful first step to being confident in the face of danger and having a set of steps you can take for any number of emergencies and disasters you might face in life.
That alone can make you a leader — when you understand survival and learn what it takes to survive in places like the Rocky Mountains, the cold and rugged conditions of Alaska, or even a remote desert wasteland — or a plane crash in the middle of nowhere — or a terrorist attack or man-made or natural disaster — you put yourself in a different league of people; it takes adventurers and warriors to survive in extreme conditions as these places and these events.
Using Our Survival Site
From wilderness survival to surviving a terrorist attack, we have detailed survival guides, many with step-by-step instructions; we have a survival guide for surviving both a mall shooting with multiple gunmen and even a school shooting or an armed robbery; we have an article (or series of articles) for just about every survival topic you can think of (if it’s not on our site, let us know).
We walk you through short term survival kits like a get home bag to keep at school or work and even one for your children, to long term survival kits or even specialized survival bug out kits for your car. Your survival kit will be based on many factors such as the number of people in your family, whether or not you commute to work each day by car or bus, if you or your loved ones have medical needs, and how far you are from major cities or areas known to be subject to common natural disasters. From a 72 hour survival pack called a get home bag (mentioned above) to a much larger bug out bag to an actual hidden cache of survival supplies — you can have all your bases covered.
Survival and prepper supplies are going to vary based on the scenario for what you are preparing to survive; if we’re talking simply an excursion into the snow or desert or a two-week trip into the mountains for hiking or hunting, you’re not going to need as many or the same kind of survival supplies as a person stocking up for “doomsday” — what National Geographic likes to call a “Doomsday Prepper” nowadays. We’ll walk you through choosing survival supplies for short term and long term disaster, as well as strategies for keeping your survival supplies safe and unharmed by dangerous people or other threats or additional disasters.
Survival supplies are many times food and water and ways to replenish food and water when supplies run low — survival gear though has a lot more to do with actual tools like survival packs, survival knives, and the essentials; and then of course survival tools that most people don’t realize are very handy to have in a survival situation: Chainsaws and machetes; wetsuits and spear heads; game carts and primitive weapons; and too many more to list here.
After a few days of reading on SecretsofSurvival.com you’re going to learn a lot of survival tips for multiple real-life events — whether it’s crossing through the mountains in the dead of winter without a survival lighter or a tent or water or food — or it’s finding yourself on a hi-jacked airplane or in a major city just struck by a series of dirty bombs or chemical weapons. We have too many survival tips to count.
Exiting Our Survival Site
Learning survival can open up new regions in the brain — maybe these are primitive regions that life in the modern world has put to sleep.
We are wired to survive. We are wired to fight or flight in the face of danger. Today though a lot of people are like deer caught in a car’s headlights — there is no fight or flight in them.
America’s Survival In Jeopardy: Greed At The Top
While we’ve been sleeping, the survival of our nation and other Western nations is in growing jeopardy each year that passes … the greed of so many people at the top of America’s food chain and our nation’s actions in the world have made us the most hated nation on earth. The powerful and elite in this country are driving America into the ground.
The last thing on my mind nowadays is what can I do for corporate America to help keep the American engine chugging and on the tracks.
Instead, the thing on my mind nowadays is what can I do to teach people how to survive a major disaster or emergency when all Hell breaks loose in America; whether that’s from the hand of God and something out of the last chapter of the Bible (my personal belief, and I have a lot of evidence to back it up if you’re brave enough to tackle “End of Days” topics — see link at the top of the site), or whether it’s simply because capitalism isn’t something that is going to stand the test of time, not when there are other forces at work in the world driving the engines of Communist countries like China and North Korea, or other nations like Iran driven by Islamic “destiny” as they might translate it from the Koran. And then of course there are the “former” Communist countries like Russia. There’s a saying in the KGB from what I’ve heard: Once KGB, always KGB.
I’ve got a feeling that history is going to show that once a Soviet, always a Soviet. The Cold War might be over in America but what if the Cold War isn’t over for Russia? Russian and Chinese espionage and cyber attacks on America (both at an all time high as reported in the news) by both nations as well as alliances with North Korea and Iran don’t bode well for America.
History is likely to to show that America in 2015 is a lot like Western Europe in 1938.
No one realized what Nazi Germany and Japan had in store until it was too late.
Any guess where and when the next Pearl Harbor is going to take place? What will you be doing on that day?
What were you doing when 9/11 hit? I can remember my phone ringing that morning and a friend telling me to turn on the news, that terrorists had just crashed commercial jets into the Twin Towers and America was under attack.
Do you remember that day?
Spend time on SecretsofSurvival.com and learn what it takes to survive. If you’re just looking to survive in the mountains and live off the land — short term and long term survival — we have a lot of information for you; a lot of information on survival tips and tools that can easily save your life and even the lives of a few close people you know.