an introspective look at the future of America

By Craig Harris
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Editors note:  This essay offers a summary opinion regarding where America stands today and where it is likely headed.

As we close out 2009 and look forward into 2010 and beyond, this has been a year of near financial catastrophe and monumental change, none of which benefited America or ordinary Americans. Late in 2008 and throughout 2009, events have happened in the US which would have been labeled unfathomable just a few short years ago, and yet already these monumental changes are expected to be filed into the memory hole and Americans are expected to believe nothing has changed.

As we exit the year, we are told the US is a laissez-faire free market economy and yet the US government is now the largest owner of housing in the US as well as the owner of last resort for some of the largest and completely insolvent US corporations. The Federal Reserve, a privately and anonymously owned and controlled corporation chartered with issuing the nations currency, were given the green light by themselves to transfer to themselves and their shareholders the people’s wealth in the form of their future labor. The FED balance sheet has ballooned to become a junk bond warehouse as they overtly and covertly buy their own debt, immune from any sort of oversight, regulation or auditing and operating above the law. Along with that, increasingly coercive brute force measures are now routinely necessary to manage and manipulate so called “free market” asset prices which are cheerled by so called “financial news media” whose board members and management are all the same people who transferred the people’s wealth to themselves. The corporate media party line idea of a “free market US economy” now seems like a distant memory and it all feels like systemic fraud, corruption, malfeasance and organized crime at the very highest levels.

During 2009 we have seen the continued collapse of American industry amid wave after wave of layoffs. The corrupt corporate media cartel likes to trot out a group of FED sponsored shills who call themselves “professors” to call this a “jobless recovery” although it’s difficult to imagine a recovery where American industry has collapsed and is now owned by the government. US cities both large and small have been decimated by the loss of the US manufacturing base. Detroit now resembles a third world country with a 50% unemployment rate. Ransacked, foreclosed houses go for a dollar apparently because no one who has a choice is willing to own property or live there. The US has an officially stated unemployment rate of ten percent and a real unemployment rate of over 20 percent. Wall Street may have recovered due to a direct injection of capital from the future labor of the people, but there has been no action taken whatsoever to improve the situation of the average citizen as the disconnect between the ruling Oligarchs and Wall Street, the real economy and the lives of ordinary Americans continues to widen. The people’s bailout money, which represents the future labor of Americans, went directly into the pockets of the people who created the crisis in the first place because they are in the enviable position of being “too big to fail”. Interestingly, or sadly, the same people and institutions responsible for and who profited from the catastrophe are still in charge and have handed even more power and control to themselves. Although there has been talk in Washington of “too big to fail” being undesirable, the result of the post collapse policies have resulted in ever fewer, ever larger players with more power and control and instead of being “too big to fail” now wield so much money and power that they demonstrate wholesale ownership of the entire US political body.

Due to the post collapse monetary and fiscal policies, the people have now been saddled up with an unpayable level of debt. The cause of the near total collapse of the financial system was too much debt and the “solution” has has been even more debt piled on to the original debt. During the year, the Dallas FED estimated the financial obligations of the US government at 99 trillion dollars. The head of the TARP program estimated the bailout cost at 24 trillion dollars. Totaled together the US has in the neighborhood of 120 trillion dollars of current and future obligations on an annual revenue of around 2 trillion dollars which is falling due to high unemployment, higher state and local taxes and fees and lower wages. Cutting that down to size, imagine earning 200,000 a year and having a debt of 12 million dollars. In short, the US dollar has become a token of an unpayable debt and thus the anchor of the entire global financial system is a ponzi fraud. It becomes impossible to compute the value of anything as measured in a fraudulent currency that represents an unpayable debt.

The banking system is not lending money because it’s still insolvent. The people, having lost over 5 trillion dollars in the real estate bust are also collectively insolvent. Many US states and cities are bankrupt or near bankrupt. One in nine Americans subsist on food stamps. Even as a college education has become unaffordable to most Americans, college graduates now find themselves jobless. One in seven households now have their adult children living back at home due to the inability to find a job. The homeless population is growing and tent cities sprouted up across America during 2009. The estimated homeless population in LA alone is 40,000 people a night. People in the US if they have a job are working longer and harder to make the same income. Wages have remained stagnant and the real cost of living continues to spiral ever higher for ordinary Americans. The new man in charge, elected on a platform of “change”, has delivered his change in the form of change=no change, or how do you like your change now?

By any metric you choose, whether it’s the median home costing half the median income even at artificially low interest rates, to the ballooning cost of insurance, healthcare, education or anything else people spend their money on, the US is experiencing a rapid decline in the standard of living for ordinary Americans and an emerging ultra rich ultra powerful shadow oligarch rule amid a generalized and widespread financial and social decay. The US population is becoming a nation of voiceless serfs with fewer and fewer remaining civil and property rights and a rapidly decaying standard of living, the antitheses of everything America is said to represent and strive for.

The hypocrisy and fraud of the oligarch rule corporate media story line is now nearly impossible for an educated, informed adult to digest. As Jim Grant pointed out recently, according to Section 19 of the Coinage Act of 1792, the penalty prescribed for any official who fraudulently debased the people’s money is death, yet in 2009 debasing the people’s money resulted in a “man of the year” award from the self serving corporate media who will be next in line for a bailout from the people for their good service to the new oligarch rule. This organized crime, this theft, occurring right out in the open, may explain why employees of the largest US financial institution are now not allowed to gather in groups larger than 12 outside and their executives are carrying firearms. In an affront to the intelligence and sensibility of any citizen of this planet, the new US president expanded a war he was elected to end and started a new frontier in Pakistan, for that he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. The people who were awarded hundreds of billions of dollars of the people’s money because they lost all their money are skimming millions and billions off the top for themselves and their associates in what they call “bonuses”. 2009 has been a year of egregious assault on the American public by the people in charge.

The “people’s representatives” as they like to be called, no longer represent the people at all but instead solely represent and pledge allegiance to the special interests and corporate lobbyists who have bought and paid for their votes, along with the media oligarchs who control who sits in the seats. Regardless of whether they call themselves Democrats or Republicans, they are a group of self important, self serving, morally bankrupt, corrupt, clueless buffoons and criminals running unchecked by a complicit corporate media.

Every American should be ashamed, embarrassed and sad that their country has been bought and sold to an organized criminal enterprise which includes the entire political body and the media. The only thing the “people’s representatives” have in common is contempt for the people they are ostensibly representing. It is revolting for any American to watch these cretins heaping praise Ben Bernanke at the congressional theater of the absurd. His institution has already debased the dollar by 95% and failed miserably in every mandate they had since they took over in 1913. If any American has managed to retain or save any money, he can now put it on deposit in their banking system and earn a negative real return (a loss of his purchasing power) while at the same time the banks will take his deposit and loan it to his brother at 30% interest. So Mr Bernanke the money printer has control over the largest legal loan sharking operation ever concocted and it is funded by the America people, against the America people.

During 2009, the leadership has taken actions which benefit the corporations and special interests who own them, while showing nothing but wanton disregard for the millions of citizens whose lives their sponsors have destroyed. What we are headed towards in the US if we are not there already, is a Straussian society of ultra rich, ultra powerful oligarchs and a serfish powerless population with no middle class to speak of. The US president De Jour is, and from here on out will be a yes man, subservient to the ultra powerful too big to fail oligarchs who control the money and power and are responsible for putting him in the drivers seat. This is not compatible whatsoever with prosperity, democracy or anything else the US still holds itself out as. Here at the end of 2009, the United States has morphed into a bankrupt fascist oligarchy which owns the military machine as a policy enforcement tool, the entire political body, and the media. It isn’t going to fix itself because the fraud, corruption and malfeasance is systemic. It meets every definition of organized crime and it’s all happening right out in the open.

In my way of thinking, this is not at all unlike the breakdown of the Soviet Union where for a period of time a sort of mafia of oligarchs wielded the wealth and power, carved up the remaining wealth of the country among themselves and had their way with the country amid a climate of manufactured fear, chaos and decay. The key point being that the people in control are out to make money and increase their power at the expense of the citizens. Mr Orwell said “the purpose of power is power” and that statement needs to be well understood. These megalomaniac, sociopathic aspirations of ever more power and control by an elitist group of criminals come at the expense of America and future Americans. It doesn’t matter whatsoever to the oligarchs because they have property waiting in Croatia. When the remaining wealth has been extracted from America, they will all pull out and the citizens will be left with a rusted out bankrupt hull. I believe the circumstances for this eventuality have already been created, just not yet realized due to the enormous size of the economy and the momentum it has. In other words, I believe it’s collapsing as fast as it can although living through it seems like slow motion. When viewed from the future in a historical context however, I think it will have seemed fairly rapid.

The financial markets have deteriorated into a Las Vegas casino atmosphere where the the only consistent winners are the house and the too big to fail entities trading on foreknowledge and inside information shared freely between the treasury and the few remaining large trading houses. The entire system is bankrupt, fraudulent, corrupt and irretrievably broken. The anchor of the global financial system, the US dollar, has become the worlds largest ponzi scheme and the remaining 95% of the worlds population would like a new, viable standard. At this point however, despite any action the FED may or may not take, the US debt is far too large to ever be repaid. It is questionable if the interest payments will even be serviceable if interest rates were to rise, and the only reason interest rates are low is because the FED is using brute force. At this time the only way out without a complete collapse is to inflate away the debt, thus turning a deflationary collapse into a long period of inflationary decay and declining standard of living.

I have been of the opinion that what we saw in October 2008 was a collapse of the global fiat financial system which was more or less expected due to the collapse of the real estate bubble. I have reminded my subscribers that when I was forecasting a drop in real estate prices of as much as 50% during the heyday of the mania, that sounded unfathomable. What I believe is in store for our future sounds nearly as unfathomable now as that idea did back then. I believe the reason it sounds unfathomable is due to the constant barrage of lies, misinformation and propaganda from the tight knit corporate media oligarchy which has essentially merged with the new power structure of the US in a corrupt, overt form of fascism that would make Mussolini blush or Goebbels the propagandist nod in approval.

Over a period of decades and with one FED induced serial bubble after another, the financial system finally reached an unsustainable level of debt and leverage in 2008. When the FED started raising interest rates, when the real estate bubble burst, it involved so much debt and leverage that the whole system failed, pricing models and risk models failed, and the banking system quickly became insolvent.

I believe we have already had a systemic collapse, and the only thing the FED can do now is alter the look and feel of the collapse and to manage the allocation of the remaining wealth. In the end, whether by deflationary collapse or inflationary decay, the result of the collapse will feel the same to the US general population regardless of the interim path taken.

If the FED had done nothing, the whole system would have quickly degenerated into a deflationary collapse and failure of the financial system due to insolvency. The course the FED chose however is the one myself and many others predicted beforehand…the FED chose to solve the problem of too much debt by creating even more debt by taking the unprecedented action of buying it’s own debt under euphemisms like “quantitative easing” and “debt monetization” and also covert buying to artificially force negative real return rates of interest. Through this course of action, the FED so far has been able to turn what would have been a rapid deflationary collapse into a decaying inflationary depression which is euphemistically called “a recession that is now over” by the six people who control 96% of the global media and attempt to pass off propaganda as “news” to a woefully mis informed, dumbed down and apathetic general public.

Going forward, If the FED doesn’t buy enough of their own debt, then interest rates on the long end would rise and the risk becomes a deflationary collapse into insolvency for the FED and it’s banking system. If interest rates remain effectively at zero on the short end and artificially suppressed by quantitative easing on the long end, then the real estate market can recover and the banks can regain solvency. If interest rates rise as the free markets would argue for however, then the real estate market sinks even further, the US dollar rises, and greater insolvency of the banks follows. The higher interest rates go, the thinner the knife edge gets and the FED would quickly find itself staring into another October 2008 collapse kind of situation. On the other hand, if by buying enough of their own debt they can keep short and long term interest rates down, then the free money percolates through the banking system, puts pressure on the dollar, lifts commodity and real estate prices and pulls out of the collapse via inflating away the debt so long as they can avoid run away hyperinflation in the process. This is the path we have traveled throughout 2009.

The key point is that the FED has had the option of doing two things…creating even more debt in order to save itself and the banking system, or do nothing and watch themselves collapse into a mass of failure, loss of power and control, insolvency and domino style bankruptcy and default. They have chosen the expected course, which is to increase the debt and print money, which is the way they save themselves and their banking system. In short, given a choice between saving the people and saving themselves after a collapse, they have taken the expected course which is to attempt to save themselves. What else would you expect? If they had wanted to save the people they would have taken the peoples bailout money and handed it to them in the form of a check. Instead they handed it to the banks.

Although they have been somewhat successful in reducing the insolvency of the banking system, they have effectively created a giant wealth transfer mechanism whereby all the money that disappeared in the collapse was re created out of thin air and given to the banks and wall street. I think of it as a sort of shell game. The money disappeared from Mom and Pop’s 401k and re appeared on the balance sheets of the banks via freshly created new money (debt). As a result, we have something still called “free market capitalism” which is not free market capitalism at all. We have emerged from this crisis with a sort of financial oligarchy where a few entities who control all the wealth and power also control politics and media. Understanding this will help to understand issues like “healthcare reform” which will involve you paying more and getting less, with the primary beneficiaries being the oligarchies who control health care and insurance.

The one major point I have to make at this time is throughout 2009, there was no action taken that put the average citizen in a better position, but instead during the course of the year there was a gigantic wealth transfer from the citizens to the banking system, effectively orchestrated by the so called “people’s representatives” who are in fact, all owned by the banking system and Wall Street with half a dozen or so oligarchies and lobbyists in a public display of fraud, malfeasance and corruption that sets a new historical precedent.

I have been and remain of the opinion that the ultimate “solution” to this crisis will be for the entities who now control the wealth and power to accumulate even more wealth and power via a global central bank and global currency which now for the first time in public has been discussed on and off throughout 2009 and described as the New World Order by such luminaries as Henry Kissinger. So looking out beyond 2010, I see a new global reserve currency emerging and a global central bank which will effectively also be a global governing authority where the heads of state effectively report to the group of central bankers and their anonymous shareholders who effectively control the money, power and politicians on a global scale. When the global currency is introduced, only then do I expect a sort of collapse of the US dollar versus this global currency. In this way, the world can carry on while the former global reserve currency called the US dollar will be free to depreciate to a level where solvency is regained and the now unpayable US debt is inflated away to the point where it can be repaid in depreciated dollars. US citizens will experience a continued decay as the US becomes to resemble more and more, a third world country. Detroit is already there. The corporate media won’t show it to you but if you do a youtube search on Detroit what you see will shock you.

My view of the world tends to be the long view. Throughout 2009 I have been positioned and trading in in various hard assets including but not limited to gold silver, back month crude oil, Soybeans, raw land and Americana. I own and trade some Chinese shares but no US equities or bonds. I have lost confidence in the US leadership. I have lost confidence in the fairness of the “system” where some elite entities are free to keep the profits and nationalize their losses. I have opted to opt out by embarking on a long term effort to transfer more and more capital “off wall street” and their organized crime ring they call the banking system, and instead investing in things without fraudulent or impaired balance sheets. At some point in the future, I want to be short US 10 and 30 year bonds because it is nonsensical to me that anyone would be willing to loan a bankrupt country money for 30 years at an interest rate of 4% or so. The only reason this situation exists today is due to the FED monetizing debt and attempting to manipulate the long end using brute force.

So as we head off into 2010, I see a lot of uncertainty in the short term. If interest rates rise and the US dollar gets stronger, by mid year I would expect a repeat of October 2008. What I expect to happen over the longer term however is that the FED will ultimately print enough money to attempt to slowly inflate the debt away to a manageable amount amid a generalized and severe decay in terms of the standard of living for Average Americans. At some point along the line, I expect the world reserve currency role to be moved into a global currency and for the US dollar to be allowed to float against it without the benefits associated with the world currency role, and for the US standard of living to continue to decline and eventually decay into a societal collapse followed by something different. I expect China to emerge as the dominant economic power in the world and to purchase a large amount of US assets. Somewhere along the line I also expect the Nobel Peace Prize recipient to bomb Iran because he will be ordered to do so by the people who control the money.

Personally, based on what I see coming over the long term I have elected to forego city life and have embarked on a long term project in the picturesque Appalachian foothills in an effort to increase my degree of self sufficiency and insulate myself from the continued decay and declining standard of living sweeping the country. My long view for the US is high inflation which will not show up in the government’s fraudulent statistics, along with a declining standard of living, increasing decay and ultimately leading to chaos, societal and government collapse in the US within a decade or two, maybe sooner.

I would like to end by quoting Marc Faber with one of the most compelling quotes of 2009. I find this quote compelling because the price of anything as measured by a fraudulent standard is meaningless. To me, it is a gift to be able to still exchange US dollars for anything with real value.

“I would buy every three months some gold and not worry so much about the price because the weight stays the same”

  1. Anonymous
    December 26, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Sad, but true. Nice essay.

  2. Anonymous
    December 27, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    This is an important essay. Thank you Mr. Harris.

  3. joseph
    December 27, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Craig, With smooth logic you articulate clearly the national narrative that is hidden by a mass media deception and political acquiescence. Moving into the future with the FED wielding vast manipulative power makes for a slow, seemingly controlled train wreck. The two wild card factors are – China's response to a blatant dollar Ponzi game, which they have the power to change the dynamics of the con game virtually overnight. And the other factor is the US military's aggression to Iran/Pakistan (where ever) as a deceptive maneuver to obscure the reality of a declining bankrupt empire unable to creatively reinvent itself. The future does not bode well for this country, and due to it's global influence, the world. In lieu of emigrating to Croatia, your defensive cocooning in Appalachia is a rational response as we are on the same program in Hawaii. I will have to also say your bio on this blog is miserably incomplete.

  4. lad
    December 28, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Fabulous summation of a very dismal future. It is a relief (albeit depressing) to read the truth amid so much self-serving propaganda. Forewarned is forearmed.

  5. Anonymous
    December 28, 2009 at 3:43 am

    This will be my New Year's e-mail to friends and family this year. Thanks for writing such a great summary of the mess we are in and face.

  6. Anonymous
    December 28, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Unfortunately, there is little that I can find in your piece that can be argued against or refuted. If we look at the last 50 – 60 years or so, going from a net creditor to a net debtor nation in that span of time will certainly not look like slow motion when put in the history books of the future. The only thing that is more astounding is how little understanding there is amongst the GDP (generally dumb public) The only thing that could possibly change the projected outcome would be a very quick re-awakening and revolution by the people, backed up by the willingness to endure the pain required to re-build a constitutional republic. Unfortunately, the odds are not in our favor, based on historical precedent.

  7. Anonymous
    December 28, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Very nicely stated for those intelligent enough to know the background of which you speak. The only mistake you have made is in giving "societal and government collapse" "a decade or two". I would think a year or two would be plenty of introspection and time.

  8. John Britely
    December 28, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I really like this essay. It nicely summarizes my own thoughts especially regarding the source of our problem being too much capitalism. I'd like to see someone fit the current government policies into the definition of capitalism.I'd like to pass this on but it would help if I knew your credentials (you obviously have what ever education and experience you need to understand the current situation but can you provide something more than an anonymous blog?)

  9. James Torpey
    December 29, 2009 at 1:33 am

    The best summation of our present circumstance that I have ever seen! Congratulations on articulating it all so clearly!

  10. Anonymous
    December 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    That is a very brilliant assessment of our times. I so wish that Americans would wake up and we could somehow take back our nation. As every day passes and we see more corruption that slight dream vanishes.Thank you for your honesty and wisdom.

  11. Anonymous
    December 30, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Right on !!!It's very refreshing to read the truth in a sea of self serving corporate BS propaganda.So I won't expect to see you on CNN or CNBC anytime soon :}Thanks for an excellent summary of a dismal situation

  12. Anonymous
    December 30, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Many Thanks, for this well thought out and truthful synopsis of these current affairs. As Ramtha stated in his classic book "Last Waltz of the Tyrannts in 1987. "I want you to remember something. These people do not claim allegiance to any of their heritage, any country or any religion.They are atheists, as you would term them in all sense of the word, and there God is money and their kingdom is power . That is it nothing else matters." A few names of these menRothschild,Rockefeller,Morgan, front men Kissinger, Bush, Cheney, Clinton, Obama. This is a well thought out planned attack on humanity for complete control and domination. The only hope a mass awakening,though I fear the game is over. The only chance is to get sovereign and drop out of society and live on the fringes.

  13. Kevin John
    December 30, 2009 at 4:06 am

    What?? You mean to say my newGm stock will plummet in value?Seriously, great piece. Gotutagedude.

  14. gardenserf
    December 30, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I saw your post over at 321gold and visited your link here. You made a lot of excellent points. Keep up the good work!

  15. TP
    December 30, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Fantastic piece of writing. Really enjoyed reading it.

  16. Anonymous
    December 30, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    …so I'm not Chicken Little? Dan Stoddart

  17. Anonymous
    December 31, 2009 at 3:37 am

    Bravo. I think you would be surprised how many people are thinking along these lines. This point of view is just not being covered by the corporate media propaganda machine.There is an undocumented simmering discontent in America today.

  18. Anonymous
    January 2, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    This was a brilliant article. Unfortunately they removed my link at american thinker. The conservative media deserves a lot of blame in this situation. Rupert Murlocks fixed news is never criticized and I consider them more of a problem than the rest. The reason being is there considered conservative not to me but to most and they never really tell us the truth. I have had comment after comment deleted by breitbart, michelle malkin, hot air, american thinker and others they will no longer allow me to comnment because of my criticism of fox news. Fox news has a death grip on conservative media and talk radio and seven out of ten times fox news guests are communists, they go unchallenged and are able to spew there filth. This article should be posted at as many sites as possible. Its the best I've read. Why doesnt that hack matt drudge have a link to it?

  19. Anonymous
    January 4, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Put together some facts and some irrational delusions and it all come across as reasonable.

  20. Anonymous
    January 4, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Well said. But your bet on gold at the end is deeply flawed. Stick with the soybeans and land. To say that the price of gold will collapse will be a vast understatement. Why? Because the forces that control gold would be annihilated under any other scenario. Much like the banking system — and much like the Vegas casino — The house always wins.

  21. Anonymous
    January 4, 2010 at 2:54 am

    The banking system is not insolvent. It does not need reserves to credit accounts. This is a fundamental and widespread misconception. The banks are not lending because the private sector is insolvent: about 13 trillion in debt. One can't lend to entities that cannot pay back. Be careful to distinguish financial fact from political rhetoric, demagoguery, and plain ignorance. What is happening is a vast concentration of wealth and power into the hands of Wall Street. The US people have lost their country. They just aren't yet aware of it. It's finished. They were asleep at the TV set or at the mall and they were applauding "our boys" in Iraq. They were easily manipulated.As for your wish for a global control mechanism and currency, be very careful what you wish for. Unlimited and absolute power is absolutely and limitlessly corruptible. To use biblical terminology, your wish is for antichrist, who will solve all problems. But of course, it comes with a corresponding price.

  22. Carl Baydala
    January 4, 2010 at 3:51 am

    I too enjoyed reading this article as many of my own thoughts are contained within the piece. I think the Federal Reserve is a good example of why people should be in charge of their own destinies. Doesn't a group of private bankers being in charge of the welfare of the whole nation seem like folly to you? Well, it does to me. Not only are we hearing about institutions that are too big to fail, but why don't we add in the idea the United States itself is to big to fail? Failure itself I think, would eventually bring peace and security to the world in the end, but more importantly, wake people up to the fact that a small group of people does not care much about the general population and their needs. I think that is what current policy shows us. My thoughts on gold: Has proven its utility to date by highlighting what effect policy has on the value of the U.S. dollar. But, be cautious I think. The bankers have long arms and control many things. If they can control the media and the message then what makes you think that they do not have the ability to toy with this precious thing as well?

  23. Anonymous
    January 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    There's a problem with essay writing in general – the necessity for focus. There are several related "inputs" to the present-day history which have been ignored.1) the narrative mythos of "America" is, bluntly, a lie. America the reality, the Constitution notwithstanding, is a methodology of conquest and theft. It's not "we", it's "them", so to speak. Ordinary people are just so much meat to the beast; ask Columbus…2) the world has arrived at peak oil. And, perhaps more significantly, peak agricultural output. This reality brings us to the most salient (ignored) point -3) die off.Everybody knows this in some vague way – ask people at a mall parking lot if we're in a train wreck… Everybody knows, though there are a variety of narrative explanations.Thus gardening becomes a revolutionary act. We have followed much the same strategy as the author – remote location, gardening, self-relance.

    • Noneyabiz
      January 19, 2012 at 3:54 am

      Ya I like your intuition, we are in a “Psy-war”. Get a load of “Peter Joseph” and his exremely “informative” exposé on this oligarchy for the express purpose to inflame indignation of the citizens, to champion communism, and to lie that it wasn’t planned for this for over 2 centuries.
      “1: And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

      2: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

      3: And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

      4: And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

      5: And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

      6: And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

      7: And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

      8: And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

      9: And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

      10: And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

      11: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

      12: Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

      13: And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

      14: And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

      15: And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

      16: And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

      17: And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Revelations 12

      This Cartel pursued the last non tithe /tax paying reformers to turn us into consumerist boobs, to prostitute us, to defame our origin. And we were helped by those who resisted this same Oligarchy in Europe, the real French patriots. Wow! What we are not taught in school, learn what you can before they ban the web.
      “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The First Amendment of the USA, the reason for the above said wrath, because of lost tithes and “taxes” paid to this age old oligarchy who also prostituted many nations and institutions and used them as fronts.

  24. Anonymous
    January 5, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Good article and good discussion here. Nice Blog. I like the black too. I never liked staring into a light bulb.

  25. Anonymous
    January 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    It's all been said above, but thank you again for a thoughtful and clearly articulated essay. I look forward to reading more on your blog. The most depressing thing about this most recent sordid episode in our short history is that there does not seem to be any mechanism or movement to turn it around. There are thousands that truly want change and would be willing to accept the sacrifices, but they are, for now, in the minority and time is running out. The closest comparison in recent history that I can think of is the German Wiemar Republic in 1933 as it descended into Nazism.

  26. Mister Snitch!
    January 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Great essay. I found a link here on Google FInance, and will be back.

  27. Guy R. McPherson
    January 7, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Nice essay, if a bit pessimistic. Ten to twenty years until the U.S. implodes? I doubt it. I'd bet less than five years, perhaps in time to save many of the world's species — including our own — from the effects of runaway climate change.But I've always been an optimist.

  28. Craig Harris
    January 7, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Addressing the comment about not being able to turn it around, I would like to refer to this quote from the primary architect of the US constitution, which I believe was prophetic and accurate. Historically speaking, corrupted regimes never fix themselves, they crash and burn and are replaced with something different."When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil." – Thomas Jefferson

  29. Anonymous
    January 11, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Well, America, misery loves company. Only thing is, Canada, will bottom out first, in 2 years time. This recession was engineered for the NAU, and then will come the NWO. The first thing that has to happen is, to make countries unstable, and weak, that has happened, globally. Canada, the USA and Mexico, are to become one big state. We, will have the same, health care, same education, and the Amero currency, everything will be identical, this has been in the works, for decades and decades.

  30. Rick Foley
    March 7, 2010 at 2:02 am

    This is all really an old story. We have been going through this current proses for over 50 years. Alot of people are making a lot of money in the proses. Given the lack of election/campaige reform and the lack of world war we only need to look at Mexico for the model of where we are heading. Good news is its not too late. Bad news is, dispite what the media says there is very little difference between the Obama and the Bush administrations. Its all about money and as long as we allow it for it to be so, it will continue to be all about greed, and the Lobbiest will prevail.

  31. Noneyabiz
    January 19, 2012 at 3:35 am

    “for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

    24: And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” Revelations

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