April 3, 2013
Whenever discussion over North Korea arises in Western circles, it always seems to be accompanied by a strange mixture of sensationalism and indifference. The mainstream media consistently presents the communist nation as an immediate threat to U.S. national security, conjuring an endless number of hypothetical scenarios as to how they could join forces with Al-Qaeda and attack with a terroristic strategy. At the same time, the [...]
March 22, 2013
Preparation for disaster, whether natural or man-made, should be as vital as any ideal found in the various practices of religion and spiritualism. Preparedness should be treated with reverence, discipline and duty. The drive for preparation should be seated in the very heart of humanity. As individuals and as a society, we should hold preparedness dear, for it is an expression of the desire for survival [...]
Feb 26, 2013
Whenever I endeavor to explain America’s current economic situation to a person who likely receives most of his information from skewed mainstream news sources, I try to use two comparisons; the Great Depression, and Weimar Germany, because what we are experiencing is actually a combination of elements from both events. Some people, unfortunately, have little understanding of the Weimar hyperinflationary crisis, but at the very least, [...]
From John Hussman’s Weekly Market Commentary:
“Even the intelligent investor is likely to need considerable will power to keep from following the crowd.” – Benjamin Graham
“Human beings desperately want to belong, but, they also desperately want to understand the environment around them. Often, the desire to belong and the desire to know the truth conflict. The idea of the majority view or the ‘mainstream,’ gives people the sense that they are a [...]
Jan 2, 2013
In this broadcast of the Cybertribe News Network, a North Carolina Police Lieutenant calls in to give his first hand knowledge of preparations being made within his own department to train and prepare for martial law in the United States, possibly in the coming year.
Many similar reports are starting to trickle in from all across the country, through various independent media resources and even organizations like Oath [...]
Our forefathers gave us the constitutional right to bear arms in order to allow the citizenry to protect itself from a corrupt, oppressive, tyrannical government.
But that was back in the day when there was a level playing field as far as arms went. You basically had swords, guns, and cannons…
The government had no better weapons technology available to it than the citizens..
That ceased to be the case when the south [...]
by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market,
In the lead up weekend to the RNC convention, Tampa, Florida was awash in political electricity. It was so prevalent you could sense it in the corridors of air terminals across the country before you ever made it to that hot humid peninsula in the south. I admit, to be caught up in it is exciting. The ideal of democratic participation, the feeling of rejuvenation and community, joining [...]
August 22, 2012
Almost three years ago I wrote an analytical piece on the concept of deliberately engineering wars, big and small, by elitists to distract the masses away from particular global developments that work to the benefit of the establishment power structure. That article was entitled ‘Will The Globalists Trigger Yet Another World War?’:
In that analysis, I concluded that since at least 2008, the power’s that be (whether posing [...]
July 24, 2012
I still have surprisingly vivid memories of my elementary school years, back in the mid-to late 80’s, and I often wonder why they have stuck with me in such a way. It was not as if my public school education was especially exciting or invigorating. On the contrary, it was dismal, restrictive, and mostly pointless. However, that time period was rich with something that does indeed [...]
From The Burning Platform:
When you read an excellent article like the one below from Brandon Smith, you realize that we will never fix this system through the existing political and economic structure.
The system is rigged. The laws protect the criminals. The regulations enrich the mega-corporations. The cental bank exists to benefit bankers and politicians. The military and police state exist to protect the few from the many. We are a [...]
by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market
How The U.S. Dollar Will Be Replaced
After being immersed in the world of alternative economic analysis for several years, it sometimes becomes easy to forget that most people do not track forex markets, or debt to GDP ratio, or true unemployment, or hunch over IMF white-papers highlighting subsections which expose the trappings of the globalist ideology. Sometimes, you just assume the average person knows what the heck [...]
by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market
Economic Alert: If You’re Not Worried Yet…You Should Be
For the past four years I have been covering the progression of the global economic crisis with an emphasis on the debilitating effects it has had on the American financial system. Only once before have I ever issued an economic alert, and this was at the onset of the very first credit downgrade in U.S. history by S&P. I [...]
by Brandon Smith from Alt-Markets
How States Can Protect Themselves From Financial Collapse
The states of America are, truly, children of the Constitution. The legal framework that is the foundation of state sovereignty and internal administration is unique for perhaps any country in history up to the moment the U.S. won its independence. States were designed to decentralize and keep in check the power of a subservient Federal Government. They were meant to [...]
America: A Government Out Of Control
“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have”
Something odd and not quite as planned happened as America grew from its “City on a Hill” origins, on its way to becoming the world’s superpower: government grew. A lot. In fact, the government, which by definition does not create any wealth but merely reallocates it based on [...]
by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market
What Kind Of Power Should Government Have Over Your Life?
The concept of government power is a strange and complex cipher. The existence of governments has always been predicated on assumptions of necessity, but few societies have ever truly considered what those necessities might be. What is government actually good for? What do they do that is so important? And, what happens when a government fails in the [...]
Thursday, March 15, 2012
With real unemployent approaching 25% of the population, 50 million Americans on food stamps, and the prices of essential goods rising every month, it’s no surprise that black market peddlers are turning to new product offerings to make a buck.
In What Is Money When the System Collapses? we highlighted some items that would take the place of traditional currency in the event of a catastrophic financial and economic [...]
February 20, 2012
Let’s be honest, quite a few Americans love a good war, especially those Americans who have never had to bear witness to one first hand. War is the ultimate tribally vicarious experience. Anyone, even pudgy armchair generals with deep-seated feelings of personal inadequacy, can revel in the victories and actions of armies a half a world away as if they themselves stood on the front lines risking [...]
by Brandon Smith from Alt Market
The DHS Defends Globalism, Not America
The Department Of Homeland Security is the very epitome of unnecessary bureaucracy. Its formation was predicated on the existence of terrorist threats, many of which the U.S. government and orbiting alphabet agencies either created through acts of war, or fabricated out of thin air. Its policies of centralization were sold to the public as necessary to prevent systemic “miscommunications” that never [...]
Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul:Suddenly the Baltic Dry Index (BDI), a key index that economist watch for signs of expansion or trouble ahead for the world economy, has collapsed. Because two previous steep declines in the BDI foretold stock market crashes, one may not want to wait too long for confirmation of the dreaded Hindenburg Omen to go short stocks and long booze, cigarettes and ammunition.
“Today, the BDI is on the verge of making headlines once again, being that [...]
by Brandon Smith of Alt Market
New Jersey Will Pay You $1000 To Destroy The 2nd Amendment
There is nothing more disgusting or detestable than a citizen informant. Without citizen informants, tyrants could never retain the kind of power they wield. In fact, without citizen informants, totalitarian movements would never gain traction. This is why EVERY functional oligarchy throughout history has implemented programs designed to encourage the development of common spies, using the [...]
by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market.com
The Economic Solutions Of Vampires
The vampire bat is a horrifying pig-nosed wart of a creature which feasts in a manner that, believe it or not, is a rather familiar scene to those of us who closely study alternative economics. After erratically flittering about in the sinking evening sky, it targets the warmth of a sleeping farm animal and latches onto it with its claws. Carefully, it inserts [...]
From Brandon Smith of Alt-Market
The Poor Man’s Guide To Survival Gear
Special Note: Obviously, an entire book could be written on this subject, which is a task beyond the scope of this article. The purpose of the following piece is to give those with financial difficulty a foothold on prepping without added pain. It is meant to be a starting point, not a compendium.
A friend of mine took note recently that a [...]
Sunday, December 4th, 2011 by James E. Miller posted in Capitalism, Economics.
Within the past few months, many financial commentators and pundits have speculated that the Federal Reserve could soon announce a renewed push at “quantitative easing.” These prediction usually go hand in hand whenever there is an upcoming Federal Open Market Committee meeting. With the Fed and other central banks Announcing a new push to lower the cost of dollar swaps amongst themselves last Wednesday some, such [...]
Network Managing Editor claims having well organized political support constitutes “gaming”
November 10, 2011
CNBC pulled an online poll 25 minutes after last night’s GOP debate, reasoning that “one candidate” was leading by a large margin – that candidate was, of course, Ron Paul.
As the following video shows, Ron Paul was ahead of the pack by a large margin, before the poll was unceremoniously pulled from the CNBC site altogether and [...]
by Brandon Smith from Alt Market
Be Honest CNBC-You Are Biased Against Ron Paul
Those of us who have supported Ron Paul since his presidential run in 2008 (and some who supported him long before that) have come to expect an astonishing array of mainstream media tricks, lies, and censorship when it comes to the “journalistic” examination of the good doctor. This doesn’t mean, however, that we have ever or will ever come to [...]