America Has Symptoms of the Fall of Rome?
“Two things only the people anxiously desire bread and circuses” – Juvenal
Rome, 410 A.D. an empire that covered hegemony over the whole known world has crumbled. A victim of rotting from within. I will not bore you with Rome, nor how her decline is nothing new but the non capricious hand of human history repeating itself. I will not dull your ear by trumpeting the old adage of “God’s judgment” or “the sins of a nation.” I will not mull over the 220 exact similarities of her fall and that of our own unaudited decline. Of all the things of Rome that I have studied, one thing; and I mean one thing haunts me then, now and forever is this. It was the spoken line of the great Roman poet Juvenal. Pondering on the fall of his great country, it grieved his heart to know that at Rome’s greatest time of need all her people, her royals, her “middle class” and her peasantry were enthralled drunken, stupefied, cognitively dissonant; all glamored by mindless entertainment. None were there as the great empire fell, none were there to lift her, to stand for her. Her patriots were persecuted as madmen and rebels. Neo Maruc Aurelius demagogues who should be held in contempt for their “non progressive” thinking.
The haunting words that the poet Juvenal said was, “Two things only the people anxiously desire, bread and circuses.” I cannot help but look at the landscape of this once great nation and feel the very same feeling that Juvenal felt. Take a look around you and if your heart does not break, if your soul is not pierced by the prick that something is amiss, that something is wrong with the world. Then I say to you sir, madam. Stop reading here for what I am about to lay out concerns you not. What I am going to write is for those who sense that all is not right in wonderland, that there is indeed a glitch in the matrix and no matter how many times they (the media) try to put lipstick on a pig, it is still a pig and a dead one at that!
My friends, we are in trouble and this time it is a calamity that cannot be blamed on one particular political party for both Democrats and Republicans are to blame. Charlatans on both sides of the isle have sold us a bag of goods that has taken our birthright as humanity’s last best hope. We are a nation in decline, we are dying and the globalist neo liberal and neo conservative sharks smell our festering wounds bleeding into the water of internationalism and global government. Most of all our soul is dying. Again the culprits are not so much the bought and paid for Congress, the tools of our demise are: The Federal Reserve, Our Fractional Reserve Banking System and Compound Interest. Learn the truth about those three characters and you begin to see a plot rivaling that of any Agatha Christie murder mystery.
There are so many things that I can write about, if I were mention how are education system is lagging behind in performance compared to those of the Indians or the Chinese, you might bat an eyeball on these pages. If I were to talk of the pointless wars of Iraq and Afghanistan and other upcoming escapades in the middle east, you might listen for a moment. No I am not going to touch any of those topics. For I am about to mention a topic that impacts all of you and in which none of you will escape; or even say , “That wont happen to me.” I will be touching base on the economy.
Talk of the economy, free markets, and economics in general to Americans is viewed as some sort of a Black Art. Understood by the few magicians who wield it’s fortunes and the cravens who squander their wealth in pursuit of pipe dreams. There seems to be no happy medium. The good news is that economics is not a black art understood by the few “initiates” for anyone can learn it if you commit to reading and researching a few minutes a day, and watch a little less TV.
What I am going to say next will shock you, my next statement might shatter your understanding of where we are as a country and how deplorable the depths to which we have fallen. That statement is this, THE ONLY THING THAT IS HOLDING THIS ECONOMY TOGETHER IS TREASURIES”.
Ok I am going to explain a few things here so that you can get a good grasp of what is going on. The media put out a report about a few weeks ago stating that some government economic study group said that the recession ended in June of 2009. Well if the recession ended in June of 2009 can someone please tell me where and when did the DEPRESSION begin!?
As I write this to you we are circling a deflationary drain that has put the squeeze into aggregate demand levels (total demand for goods and services) and driven down the aggregate asset prices (real estate) So in order to keep the USS Titanic of sinking any further the privately owned and unconstitutional Federal Reserve has turned on the magic printing press in the hopes of “stimulating” and propping up assets by Quantative Easing ( AKA “QE” which is a fancy way of saying printing money out of thin air.)
Helicopter Ben Bernanke (Look up why they call him “helicopter Ben” in order to appreciate the humor.) and the Reserve gum shoes are terrified of the US economic death spiral that has begun. Lack of liquidity, leading to lower consumption, leading to lower prices, leading to the whole economy grinding to a halt! So to prevent this the Fed has gone on a buying spree if you will, propping up one floundering asset after the next , buoying asset prices to prevent a deflationary dive, and injecting liquidity into the system to keep the magicians parlor tricks going. I would always say “when your only tool is a hammer, every problem becomes a nail.”
Think about it, over the last few months the Fed has bought over $2.3 Trillion of US treasuries, it has injected more and more “stimulus” but still we can not overcome this credit contraction. This is what happens when a nation demonizes it’s labor force by outsourcing, swallows the Bovine Excrement of “Consumer Economy” and relegates its once manufacturing might as something that is old hat and primitive. In other words the Globalist and Multinational Banks and Corporations have sold us a bad bag of goods via our “elected” leaders.
This brings us to HYPERINFLATION.
Now the economically aloof will say that it is a far off prospect, a better chance that the polar ice caps will melt in a “global cooling event”. I mean what most people would say is that with wages being driven down the way that they are, asset prices more or less stable, and credit market shrinking, hyperinflation sounds like some far off pipe dream of sycophantic doomsayer survivalist. Inflation is unlikely let alone hyperinflation. After all what most would argue is that deflation is the more likely candidate to run The United States of Ruin as the alternative is pure ridiculous. I am not an economist, I am though an avid, and I must say an astute student of history; and what history has taught me in the over 5000 years of human economic activity is this: Hyperinflation and inflation are and can be mutually exclusive.
What do I mean by that? Well in both cases of inflation and hyperinflation the currency losses it’s buying power. I’ll put it to you this way; inflation is when an economy overheats, it’s a demand driven phenomena in which a nations consumables (goods& services) are in great demand due to overabundance of credit that it drives the cost of the consumables to skyrocket causing goods and services producers to raise prices in order to keep up.
Hyperinflation is not like that. It is the total and complete loss of faith and buying power of a currency. Prices rise not because someone wants to be paid more for a good or service that they provide. Or more money for their labor or commodity. Prices rise because they want to get out of the currency, they do not want it any longer , they want less of it and are willing to pay a healthy some for any hedge against it.
Lets face the facts here. This government’s debt is 100% of GDP and the bloodletting has no end in sight. With a yearly fiscal budget shortfall of about 10% the Fed is purchasing TREASURIES in order to cover the shortfall on the government balance sheet. Thus they are fulfilling two objectives; one, help the government maintain aggregate supply levels (price of goods and services) and two, support asset prices in order to prevent any further deflationary erosion ( Like Realestate). So in the Feds calculations if you stabilize aggregate supply levels and prevent erosion of assets values you in turn would create an economic recovery, right?! WRONG!!!
Now follow closely to what I am about to say. We have never recovered from the September 2008 crash. All this talk about a “double dip” is a moot point as we never clawed our way from the first dip. The economy is as it has been for the last two years; heading down, no matter what all the talking heads on radio and TV say. For you see in trying to perform the same techniques which were applied with the crash of 1929 and 1933; the Fed has exhausted its cache of stimulus tools. They have done nothing and they have nothing left. After pumping trillions into stimulus plans, and trillions to improve balance sheets of the “Too Big to Fail” banks they have accomplished one thing; they have UNDERMINED TREASURIES!!!
Treasuries are the very threads that is holding this economy together and now these policies have metamorphosed them into the NEW AND IMPROVED TOXIC ASSET!!! Every world economy knows that they are overvalued, they know that their yields are mediocre and still no one in the main stream talking head shows ever rails against or even exposes them. The whole world cart blanche walks on eggshells around treasuries as if it were a Financial Nuke with a trip wire trigger and a timer. A bomb if you will….which IT IS.
History shows us a pattern when and how this financial Hiroshima goes off. It begins like this:
There will be a slight and sudden rise in a price of a necessary commodity like Oil
This will send tremors through the treasury yields, Treasury Mangers will sell off their allocations and go into the commodity (e.g. Oil) in order to grab a profit. I guarantee that they will sell treasuries as it’s the primary asset that many of them can sell.
This will trigger the Fed to step in and buy the dumped Treasuries as they are trying to stave off deflation by keeping low yields and cheaply funded. (Quantative Easing) The Fed knows that the Bond Market senses a “Treasury Bubble” and once again they turn on the printing press to buy every treasury in sight to calm the markets and create asset price stability
The Zombie “Too Big to Fail” Banksters smell blood in the water and begin to dump their obscene amount of treasury notes. You see these living dead institutions were never nationalized but got the best parts of nationalization; total liquidity (stimulus money) and easing of accounting and regulatory rules. The flip side was the Fed required that they purchase US treasuries. You see buying up of the treasuries allowed their balance sheets to look well funded and monetized, all the while hiding the toxic assets that were being siphoned off their books by the Fed since 2008.
The Panic sets in…Asset managers are not stupid they know the US is in much worse shape than Greece. They know that there is a “Treasury Bubble”. So when these mangers see the mass buying of treasuries by the Fed, and the mass dumping by the Zombie Banks, it will be their signal to get out of Dodge!!!
The Zombie To Big To Fails and Asset Managers that have dumped their toxic treasuries will look for a place to park their new found cash. Now where might you think they can put all that new cash into? COMMODITIES. Commodities of all types will shoot to the moon. From precious and industrial metals, Oil, food staples will all skyrocket in price, catching the American public with their pants down. Commodities will be the only safe haven to go to and this is when the American public will get it’s first taste of hyperinflation and it will taste like gasoline when the price of oil surges passed $150 a barrel in one week equating to $10 a gallon gas!!!
Commodities SOARS and DOLLAR COLLAPSE ensues. The sell off of assets in purchase of commodities will be ballistic. People will unload homes, cars, personal belongings all once thought important for real assets like Gold, Silver, Food, Weapons, and Oil. In hyperinflation your $400,000 house will be worth $60,000 or 70 pieces of silver, for your house will not be able to help you buy things you need, while a commodity like gold and silver can.
Most of all the government can’t stop it.
II. Currency Wars
Another front is brewing in this mass pandemonium that is hurling toward us in thunderous fashion. That is the currency war that is beginning to heat up. You see during the 90’s America went through it’s dot com boom primarily off the money that it borrowed from the Chinese and other foreign investors. So when the dot coms became the dot bombs, and when that bubble Burst the banksters at wall street and the financial mafia running the Fed needed fresh meat. After all the Chinese will be not so willing to throw their money into another tech stock venture with the US. at that time Alan Greenspan cut interest rates down to an unheard of 1% and eased bank lending. Thus in turn creating the housing bubble that was one sub-prime needle away from being popped. Now while all this was transpiring many political hacks and think tanks in the”District of Criminals” were beginning to complain that the Chinese were not allowing their currency the Yuan to float,that the Chicoms were artificially keeping it’s value low. In turn creating a very large trade surplus for them, and a large trade deficit for us.
If you have been following the news lately, you would have been hearing the vast levels of complaining within the Anglo-American financial houses, the vast monetary disparity with the Chinese Yuan and even the Euro. In fact it is my opinion that this past summers Euro collapse was a orchestrated act of financial warfare perpetrated by the British and American banking interests. That I will leave for another time. It is comedic that many in positions of power feel that it is the Chinese that is to blame for the economic dearth that we are facing. Now the madmen are sensing that the Wall street Casino may be closing, and in a last ditch play to make profits, and grab power.The overlords at the Fed and the Banksters on Wallstreet are in a race to the bottom. Devaluing the dollar as some sick way of kick starting the make believe economy. Hoping that a devalued dollar will make us more competitive in trade.
One thing that I will tell you is that in a currency war no one Is a winner. Von Mises the famous Austrian economist that invented the Austrian school of economics said it best when he said that the way to destroy your middle class is to devalue your currency.
Back prior to 1913 and the creation of the creature that we now know as the Federal Reserve, a country’s currency was essentially it’s stock. A nation that produced, and sold it’s good and wares had a very strong currency affording it’s citizens a very good quality of life. Gold was the anchor that tied the majority of nations currencies back then, preventing the creation of economic bubbles, guaranteeing the stability of sound economic policies and power of wealth in the hands if the citizen.
Today money printed out of thin air and backed up by nothing is the order of the day. As we traverse into the current state of affairs, history has once again proven that fiat (by edict) currencies and central banks are failures. By engaging the Chinese, Japanese and Europeans in a currency war, a race to the bottom will do nothing but destroy us and what is left of our middle class. By trying to hit cheap Chinese goods with a tariff will incense the Chinese even more. This is not something that you want to do, especially since they are still the largest holders of your debt.
III. The Endgame
There is no way that the US can ever hope to pay it’s debts off. Our national debt is set now at 100% of our GDP, not counting entitlements like social security and medicaid. We are beginning to run a 10% deficit every year, our real unemployment numbers hover in near the 20% mark, there are no jobs there are no real solutions. Even the treasuries own numbers show that in order for us unhinge the debt that is straddled to our backs, every household in America will have to pay an extra $31,000 year for 75 years in taxes! This is the iceberg that is about to rip the hull of the USS Titanic, over $550 billion in treasuries are set to mature in the next ten years with no real buyers in sight. Investors know this, they all know that we are in a poker game right now. The Fed is not showing it’s hand, the investors are trying to guess the next move and the Zombie banks all have poker faces while holding losing hands. On top of all that there are no more chips on the table to play. Everything that can be done was done wrong, all the old tricks of the Fed did not work this time. The latest Fed maneuver is the buying up of Treasuries, in fact as I write this the Fed is the second biggest holder of US debt surpassing Japan and second only to China. this insane policy coupled with Q.E. Is a formula for disaster, a house of cards that is facing a category 5 hurricane
All this leads me to strongly believe that the US will default on it’s debts. There is no other solution. You know many Americans have embraced a culture of keeping up with the Joneses. We are an entertainment driven culture that is decadent in it’s arrogance. If you do not believe me strike up a conversation with any member of generation Y and some gen Xers. Totally clueless about the real situation and what is it at stake. Ask them though about the latest reality show, or the score on last nights game and they will be able to talk your ear off about mind blathering nonsense that means nothing today and will mean even less tomorrow. Is this what we have become? If things persist the way that they are going, many Americans will get their wish of being billionaires for their currency will not be worth the toilet paper they use to wipe themselves with.
IV New World Emerging.
You might think to yourself that the social planners, the elites really messed up on this one. I mean after all they concocted a banking/monetary scheme that just cannot be sustainable, one that is prone to too much manipulation and dependent on the creation of credit (debt), and bubbles in order to progress. You would be wrong. This is the planned outcome; for the elites know that their system is finite and can never create lasting wealth. Since the creation of the Fed the dollar has lost over 90% of it’s value, does that sound like a stable, wealth creating system or financial ponzi scheme?
The fact is the Fed is a privately held corporation, that is not accountable to the government, and is in fact above the law and these days above reproach. Every attempt to audit the organization has been thwarted by brigands in congress who are on the globalist payroll.
Is it not interesting that over 420 banks today are screaming out for a national currency? That the IMF has brought to light that they are prepared to roll out the new global currency dubbed the”Bancor”. Which by the way if fully digital. Now many would see that as a move that was in response to a crisis. What I propose to you is that it was preplanned and premeditated murder of the US dollar, national sovereignty, and the global economy as a whole. I can site paper after paper from these globalists, think tank publications and the many other insider periodicals going back to the 1950s calling for a global economic crisis and collapse in order to usher in their desired global government.
The plan in a nutshell was a well contrived scheme in which the US was to propped up as the economic power house, then it’s manufacturing base was to be outsourced, her economy changed to a pure consumerism model, then the final act of having the world dump it’s products into Americas markets. The coup de tat will be pulling the carpet from under them by collapsing the very American market that world became do dependent on. Causing a domino effect throughout the globe. I will not waste space by documenting each of these conspiracies. Yes that is exactly what they are, I mean what else do you call a group who meet in secret, dictating the course of the world? Take the time and look up: Bildeberger, Trilateral Commission, Club of Rome, and the CFR just to name a few of the round table groups.
Never before in all my years of being a researcher and student of history have the cries for global government and a New World Order been so deafening. This is not conjecture or my own implying, everything that is being typed on these pages are and is backed by historical sources and stone cold facts. This is the endgame that the secretive maniacal death cult has planed since the dawn of human history. What is human history? Well no matter the players, the characters or the circumstances, human history has always been the struggle of the free human against those that wish to enslave him. So in today’s world do you think that you are free? Do you think that at this point in human history those that are the elite have hung up their desires for power and conquest?
No, not in the least bit, for you are not free, slavery never ended…it only became more sophisticated. I remember reading about a Russian philosopher who documented the crash of the Soviet Union and drew similarities between that event and the transformation of America into managed totalitarian state. He put it best when he said,”the American will go into his slavery beating his chest and boasting to the world on how free he is. The world will only look and snicker.” The great experiment that was this constitutional republic is soon at an end. For there are very few that take up the mantle of our forefathers. Bread and circuses….. I hope Juvenal would be proved wrong this time. One can only hope.