Over the last week I have witnessed three events that brought me pause. These events have been so large in scope, so dramatic in nature, that even I had to take a day or two to process what this means for our country. It also has made it ever so clear that the divide and disconnect between citizens in our country is deep and wide. Maybe you have seen these same events and thought like I did. Perhaps you were not even aware since we have a media whose job is not to report to you the truth. Either way, I would like to hear your feedback and thoughts.
American Stock and Bond Markets wild swings. The return on a 10 year Treasury Bond is under 2.0%. It is at its lowest return in over 50 years, half a decade, for most of my readers the lowest return in your life. The Stock Market had a -5.0% return in August and so far in September has tacked on another -6.0% return in 11 days. Many days it has become the norm to see point losses of 300 or more. Bank of America has become a penny stock trading as low as $6.00 per share. While all this is happening Gold has seen its value rise 15% in the past two months. The vast majority of Americans that are invested in the stock market is through their 401K’s. They have not seen any of this on paper yet as the third quarter does not end until September 30th. What do you think will happen to our economy once people see that they account balances went from 10K to 7K, or 50K to 40K? Major investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase have come out and “revised” their projections for third and fourth quarter GDP from their original forecasts of 3-4% to 0-1%, just a slight miss.
These are just a few examples of the blood bath that is the investment markets right now, with the even greater insanity that of how it is being reported to you via news sources such as CNBC, FOX, CNN, MSNBC and Bloomberg. It has taken one year of constant and consistent economic implosion data for our media to finally say words such as, “double dip”, “recession”, and the ever laughable statement of “bumps in the economic road to recovery”. Imagine if we had independent reporting sources for inflation and unemployment numbers, (well we do, it is just that they are not reported to you). How can a country that is supposed to be free from government and independent in reporting rely on the government to provide you factual data on unemployment?
We are staring at far worse economic news, far worse government intervention, and far worse stock market crashes, but yet if you listen to our news today your are being led to believe things will be fine, it will all be fixed, and that our economy is fine. These same news channels do NO reporting of what it is like to live in cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, or Oakland. They do no stories on how 50% of Americans now survive economically on government handouts alone. You have to start to ask yourself questions as to what will it take for our media to tell you it may be a bad investment to put your 401K in the stock market, or to suggest that our government lies in its reporting of information to you. What will it take for more than 5% of the American population to understand the depth of the financial collapse we are in?
9/11 Fear mongering As the borders with Canada and Mexico were basically left wide open over the past weekend, month, year, and decade, our government put checkpoints in place in every major airport and searched vehicles with NO REASONABLE CAUSE violating the 4th amendment of the constitution all this past weekend. Homeland Security came out with its usual excuse of “credible” threats of violence from some “terrorist” organization. No proof, no names, no letters to the public, just believe them and give up your rights, AND AMERICANS DO, AGAIN AND AGAIN. Thousands of fully body armored and M16 armed FASCIST POLICE MEN and AGENTS freaked out and scared millions of Americans over the past three days. Why….Why…..Why..
Gym Zombies: This one will make you all think a bit. In the morning I work out at a “regular gym”, not my Jiu Jitsu facility. At this gym they have about 20 large flat screen LCD TV’s hanging down from the ceiling and scattered everywhere in the gym. The TV’s are set to different news stations, one CNN, one FOX, one Local channel, and so on. I happened to be sitting on a mat taking a few seconds break, and looked around the gym. EVERY PERSON..I am not kidding, EVERY PERSON, (about 100) where staring blindly at the TV screens. I thought oh my gosh what is happening, so I looked up. It was just regular programming, nothing special. If people were in the cardio area, they were staring, in the weights staring, EVERYONE staring blindly at the TV screens. I never in my life witnessed the programming and brainwashing effects that take place from TV SCREENS. When I go to the gym it is to work out, pump weights, crunch my abs, not watch TV. However for the 90% of the guys I could see them staring at the short skirted former biking model news anchors, and for the 10% of the woman, the hunky well dressed male anchors. AMAZING…just amazing, I could tell they were believing what ever lies the main stream media was telling them. It is very clear to me, if our country has any hope of bringing liberty back and removing tyranny part of the plan has to be to turn off or stop broadcasting TV, cable, and the brainwashing machines.
Today we are in a war, a war for our minds, and souls. I recommend to everyone who is sitting on the fence, not quite a believer that America is the midst of an economic collapse, turn off your TV for ONE WEEK, completely, don’t watch it at coffee houses, or the gym. See what happens to your frame of mind.
God Bless America