COVID-19: Martial Law, Digital Currency, and World Government

Is the corporate media-generated hysteria over what appears to be a normal influenza virus happenstance? 

I certainly don’t claim to be a financial wizard. In fact, at best, I have a rudimentary understanding of how the convoluted funny money economy works. However, you don’t need to fully comprehend the ins-and-outs of rigged monetary system to understand we’re in for big trouble and the coronavirus “pandemic” is not only accelerating the fall but will make the outcome far, far worse. 

For more detail on the financial end of this disaster, read Mike Whitney’s Why Washington’s COVID-19 Relief Package Must Be Stopped!

No chance, however. As I write this, Congress passed a pork-laden “stimulus” bill. 

If we can believe numbers put out by the CDC, as of Friday, March 27 there were 1,246 deaths in the US attributed to the virus. Compare this with the 1968 H3N2 “Hong Kong Flu.” It reportedly killed 100,000 people in the US and around a million around the world. 

At the time, the response was not to lock down the country and destroy the livelihood of millions of Americans and usher in the severe violations of the Constitution we are now witnessing.

Short of COVID-19 numbers shooting into the stratosphere in the long run, the death rate will be nowhere near those of the H3N2 pandemic. After the virus is put down by warm temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere, jobless and impoverished Americans will scratch their heads in wonderment at the overreaction by government. 

Back in 1968, the US economy was doing fairly well. It was the economic powerhouse of the world. The economy began the slow process of engineered deterioration after the so-called “Nixon shock” imposed wage and price freezes in response to Federal Reserve manufactured inflation and the direct international convertibility of the dollar to gold in 1971. 

10% inflation in the 1970s was “the result of the honest mistakes of a well-meaning central bank (sic),” according to the Fed.

The former Fed boss, Ben Bernanke, said in 2002 “honest mistakes” were also responsible for the stock market crash in 1929 and the Great Depression that followed (see Jerry Mazza’s How the FED engineered the Great Depression; for historical comparison of the current economic trauma prior to COVID-19, see Doug Casey: Comparing the 1930s and Today). 

Is the current corporate propaganda media-generated hysteria over what appears thus far to be a normal influenza virus happenstance? 

I argue the pandemic was planned or conveniently exploited, if not beforehand then in its early stage as it swept China. I am convinced the virus was arranged or exploited to make an excuse for a coming and unavoidable Greater Depression, a historically unmatched depression as a direct result of the fraud, manipulation, and gambling debts of the financial class. Blame for the pinpricks deflating absurdly enlarged and distorted asset bubbles horrendously crashing the economy will be laid at President Donald Trump’s door. 

Moreover, the crash and its enforced misery—only now beginning to gain fatal momentum—will be used by the ruling elite to demand several drastic “reforms,” beginning with a call for a centralized world government. This globalist scheme, long in the planning, will be rolled out “temporarily” to confront the virus. 

From The Guardian on March 27:

Gordon Brown has urged world leaders to create a temporary form of global government to tackle the twin medical and economic crises caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The former Labour prime minister, who was at the centre of the international efforts to tackle the impact of the near-meltdown of the banks in 2008, said there was a need for a taskforce involving world leaders, health experts and the heads of the international organisations that would have executive powers to coordinate the response.

Brown’s “executive power” will become permanent after the virus has subsided. It will be the foundation for a global government after the world economy finally falls off a cliff—possibly weeks or months away—and the desperate masses begin rioting in the streets over food shortages and the inevitable institution of martial law (or something similar without the namesake in an end-run around the Constitution, which does not explicitly grant emergency powers to a president). 

Prior to Gordon Brown’s demand, bankers and establishment economists began a heightened call for “a digital alternative to paper money” to stop the spread of the virus and “helping improve financial inclusion by addressing the needs of millions of Americans that remain unbanked, according to the FDIC.” 

In January, the elite at Davos was way ahead of the curve on the effort to dispose of paper money and replace it with a digital financial and societal control mechanism. 

“Users of the U.S. dollar are ‘underserved by an analogue currency in a digital world,’ Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), said during an event in Davos,” CNBC reported. 

The promise of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) is that it could make cross-border movement of money easier and improve traceability to fight corruption or money laundering, according to Henri Arslanian, global crypto leader at PwC.

It would also make tracking and surveilling citizens far easier and more efficient. “There are two kinds of economic surveillance to take note of. One is surveillance by companies, the other is by the state,” writes Melissa Twigg. 

“It’s the companies that want to get data on you,” says [financial analyst Tom Nicholls]. “But they form the pool of data that then a state would be able to access.” It may sound very Black Mirror, but it’s already happening in China, where mass financial data from Alipay is helping to craft the country’s social-credit system, which will reward and punish citizens based on economic behaviour.

There appears to be no end to the manufacture of state and media-generated hysteria.

ABC News notes that a “Department of Homeland Security memo sent to law enforcement officials around the country warns that violent extremists could seek to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by carrying out attacks against the U.S… The memo, which was circulated on Monday, comes after assurances from FBI Director Chris Wray in a video message that agents would be even more vigilant in monitoring threats to the U.S. as the virus spreads.” 

Last August the FBI “for the first time has identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorist threat,” according to a memo circulated at the FBI’s Phoenix office. 

“The FBI assesses these conspiracy theories very likely will emerge, spread, and evolve in the modern information marketplace, occasionally driving both groups and individual extremists to carry out criminal or violent acts,” the document states. It also goes on to say the FBI believes conspiracy theory-driven extremists are likely to increase during the 2020 presidential election cycle.

For those who pay attention, there is ample evidence the FBI arranges terrorist plots and has done so at least since the agency ran its unconstitutional COINTELPRO takedown of numerous political opponents beginning in the 1950s. 

Both the FBI and DHS may begin categorizing those of us who differ with the state and its media on the origin and impact of the coronavirus as “domestic extremists” bent on destroying the nation. 

The real destroyers and psychopathic misanthropes, however, are in high places. They are cynically and criminally exploiting the coronavirus—so far no more dangerous than seasonal flu—to shove their one-world agenda down our throats as easily frightened Americans run around like Chicken Little, begging the state to take care of us before the sky falls. 

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COVID-19: Welcome to the New Dark Ages

Cover for an economic reset and an elitist-driven totalitarian global authority. 

The response by the government to COVID-19 will turn America into a third world country in short order. Destroying the economy, throwing millions of people out of work, creating air money and thus inflation, and draconian measures to head off a virus that kills far less than the ordinary flu will have serious and unprecedented ramifications. 

The veneer of civilization will dissolve in short order. If practically everyone is ordered by the state to “shelter in place,” there will be few people left to deliver—let alone produce—food and other necessities. Within the first few days of this exaggerated “new plague,” frantic citizens besieged the stores, striping the shelves of toilet paper, canned goods, and bread. This is happening as a result of the corporate media hammering out an apocalyptic message nonstop. 

Fast-forward to next month, or the one after. Millions of people, thrown out of work and confronting poverty, will react in the way humanity always reacts when faced with scarcity and hunger—with food riots, looting, and violence. 

New York City and Baltimore now have troops on the street. We’re told they are being deployed to establish field hospitals and turn commandeered hotels into ICUs to care for the infected.

Behind this noble effort, however, is a plan to enforce an unnecessary lockdown and confront with deadly force rioters, looters, as well as folks outraged over the systematic dismantling of civilization, many whom see this viral outbreak (natural or manmade) for what it is—a cover for an economic reset and the establishment of an elitist-driven totalitarian global authority. 

Posting analysis such as this will likely become a dangerous practice in the months ahead. It is already vividly apparent that the state—and indeed, much of a propagandized population—will not tolerate deviation from the absurd exaggerations and outright lies now foisted upon us. 

The state has long planned for this scenario. It realizes the asset bubble and Ponzi scheme economy cannot be sustained and the crash will be catastrophic. The plan is to blame COVID-19 for the crash. This will not only allow the real culprits—central banks, the Federal Reserve, investment firms, and other scam artists and economic criminals—off the hook but flood them with trillions of bailout dollars.

Trump’s impending bailout of the airline industry, for instance, does not take into consideration the industry squandering billions on stock buybacks instead of protecting themselves from predictable economic headwinds. 

“The Big Four airlines—Delta Airlines Inc, Southwest Airlines Co., American Airlines Group Inc., and United Airlines Holdings Inc.—together repurchased $39 billion worth of stock over the past five years, according to Seeking Alpha, much of it since passage of massive corporate tax cuts in 2017 pushed through by President Donald Trump and Republicans,” reports Benzinga. 

The carriers seek a combination of grants, loans and tax relief totaling $58 billion, but news organizations report the White House appears to prefer $50 billion in loans. Airline CEOs are in Washington this week arguing that a cash infusion is necessary to keep companies, which are hemorrhaging millions of dollars every day, viable until the economy recovers.

Trump the crony capitalist will spend billions in nonexistent money to prop up transnational corporations and banks while sending small checks of a few hundred dollars to citizens as a token gesture. This will only temporarily mollify Americans and will not buy their loyalty in the long run. Two checks for a thousand dollars or less spread over a couple months will not keep the wolves from the door. 

The plan to exploit what appears to be an average virus in order to re-engineer economies and impose a global totalitarian super-state will usher in a New Dark Age of subservience and privation. The ruling elite considers us little more than serfs and useless eaters, especially the elderly and the underclass. 

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OK Boomer Gibberish

Both are victims of a rigged economic system.

The latest mindless internet meme, “OK Boomer,” is a dismissive catchphrase used by so-called millennials. It went viral after an elderly man posted a video where he described millennials as a group of people suffering from the “Peter Pan” syndrome, that is to say, they never want to grow up and face reality.

Naturally, this pejorative fits comfortably within the larger social justice narrative. Millennials believe Baby Boomers are in denial of climate change (recently rebranded as climate collapse), are resistant to technological change, and of course indifferent to the supposed plight of state-mandated special classes of people said to be “marginalized” and “at-risk” of violence perpetrated by “toxic” white males.  

Boomers are blamed for the economic hardship millennials face. It does not occur to them Boomers are victims of the same rigged economic monetary system, a vacuum hose sucking up the vast majority of wealth upward into banks, corporations, and the offshore coffers of a financial class. It does not occur to them—and this is largely the fault of “public education”—that Boomers are victims of the same exploitative and parasitical behavior of a predatory class as their children and grandchildren. 

This critique rarely makes it to the pages of the NYT or the screens of MSNBC, CNN, FOX, etc. because reality and history are deliberately obfuscated and distorted by the establishment and its institutions, including a media long ago penetrated by the national security state. 

The corporate propaganda media regurgitates economic statistics put out by the state—low inflation, new jobs, record unemployment—and most of it is bullshit, something keenly smelt out here in flyover country. 

All of this economic turmoil and decline isn’t an unavoidable force of nature. It’s not part of a self-correcting dynamic. It is instead a well-plotted course of action. 

It is the next phase of the neoliberal agenda—a consolidation of global wealth in the hands of a hidden and powerful few. This economic concentration and centralization have resulted in massive social and political upheaval around the world, specifically over the last few years. Neoliberal strip-mine operations—corporate privatization and exploitation of resources—have operated since the end of the Second World War and the establishment of the Bretton Woods system and its now faltering sibling, Bretton Woods II.

The financial elite and their corporate partners are authoritarian in orientation—and some argue by genetic predisposition—and the final objective is complete control of a global economic arrangement and all it entails, including the role of world militaries and law enforcement.

Before this can happen, however, the population in the so-called first world must have its standard of living reduced drastically. I believe we are seeing this unfold and have since the orchestrated “subprime crisis” of a decade ago. The Federal Reserve admits it orchestrated the Great Depression—and it is now pulling off a greatly magnified rerun as a number of economic time bomb asset bubbles ripen and ready to implode with disastrous social and political result. 

It’s a classic Hegelian “Problem, Reaction, Solution” strategy. Crash the economy—after strip-mining it of wealth—and propose police state and command economy “solutions” on a global scale to ameliorate problems. 

Before that can happen, however, the population must be propagandized and politically polarized to such extent violence is inevitable. 

9/11 ushered in a raft of totalitarian legislation and the next phase will do likewise. One possibility for a viable pretext for the unleashing of a militarized police—or the US military proper—on America may be a false flag terror attack blamed on “white supremacists and conspiracy theory extremists,” two groups of Americans now under the magnifying glass of America’s secret political police, the FBI. 

Millennials and boomers are woefully ignorant of the real way the world works. They are subject to relentless propaganda and sheltered from the harsh realities of neoliberal economics, at least for the moment. America’s problems are blamed on foreign nations—Russia, China, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, virtually ad nauseam—and we are lectured continually on how this roster of enemies pose a dire threat to America. Meanwhile, cancer eats away from within. 

The “OK Boomer” pejorative—trendy, thoughtless, knee-jerk, and fitting of our era of shared historical ignorance and political narcosis—is further evidence we may not realize until it is too late the precise cause of our social and political demise. 

Instead of addressing real issues—economic piracy by the elite, manufactured war for-profit, corporate destruction of ecosystems—we are caught in a downward cycle that will produce widespread poverty, endless conflict, and destruction for private profit. 

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Socialism and an Economy Ready to Crash and Burn

Establishment Dems freak out over socialism.

Obama knows Democrats will lose next November if they keep pushing socialism as a campaign objective. Americans on the coasts may support a command economy, control freak regulations, legalized theft—larger theft than now—and a braindead wad of social justice idiocy that is predicated on racism and sexism, but all of this is rejected by voters out here in flyover country. 

Obama may want to ask why people support radical ideologies. The answer is simple—most Americans are struggling to make ends meet and millions are no longer the middle class. Half the country is on government assistance. 

The implosion of the economy going on behind the smokescreen of Trump’s feel good propaganda—millions of jobs created (if you don’t mind minimum wage) and low inflation (when it is in fact over 10%)—will convince many Americans that capitalism is broken and the answer is communism (as Gary Allen noted a few decades ago, socialism and communism are virtually the same). 

Left out of the conversation is the fact Obama and his predecessors are responsible for a crumbling economy. Trump, who said he would take a hard look at the Federal Reserve and then forgot about this campaign promise after the election, is basically the same as Obama, Clinton, Bush, and the rest of the neoliberal clan that runs the economy. 

Obama in particular. He gave his blessing to “bailing out” the banks, essentially a reward for banksters who nearly crashed the economy a decade ago with their financial instruments of destruction. 

Since that time, the controllers and their clan of professional shysters have scooped up billions by moving funny money around, hedging bets, repackaging toxic waste as investment, and moving wealth into the coffers of the ultra-rich and corporations. 

These professional economic criminals are responsible for huge “asset bubbles” that are now splitting at the seams, ready to crash and drive the country into a horrific depression, “The Greatest Depression.” The last depression, simply “Great,” was engineered by the Federal Reserve and its cartel of banksters. This was admitted by former Fed boss, Ben Bernanke. 

The people, generally ignorant of economic issues, will run to the socialists after the economy implodes. There is a distinct possibility it will crash before the election, thus sealing Trump’s fate, and thus ushering in a freshly minted cabal of SJW socialists masquerading as Democrats led by Elizabeth Warren (a multimillionaire) and Bernie Sanders (also a multimillionaire). 

However, as it stands now, most Americans are not supportive of the sort of socialism advocated by Warren and Sanders. In 2016, around half of voters went to the polls to pull the lever for Trump. 

It is primarily millennials pushing for socialism. This is to be expected. Not only are they woefully ignorant of economics, but they are also seriously brainwashed by the state’s educational institutions. 

I don’t think Warren, Sanders, Beto, Mayor Pete, Kamala, and the rest stand a chance, not necessarily due to a rejection by Americans (why else would the mental case Joe Biden be a frontrunner). 

Early next year, Hillary Clinton will announce her candidacy and the DNC will clear the board, sweeping away the SJW Democrats, basically the same two-step they performed on Sanders in 2016. 

Responsibility for the crashing economy will be foisted off on Trump, mostly because most Americans don’t understand the president has little effect on the economy and the damage is largely inflicted by the Federal Reserve and the banksters. 

Of course, it doesn’t really matter who wins the election. There is little substantial difference between Democrats and Republicans. Both support the current fraudulent economic system that drives wealth into the coffers of the mega-wealthy at the expense of average citizens. 

Donald Trump: Israel’s Chump

The squeal of the news cycle with its irrelevancies and distractions.

Ponzi finance—with its reliance on hedge funds, speculation, and other financial instruments of mass destruction—will usher in the next recession, far worse than the last one that began a decade ago.

Just about every American knows the vaunted middle class is shrinking, but the fact most wealth is sucked upwards into the coffers of the “top 1%” is at best a side issue for the political class, as is the national debt ready to crush what remains of the economy. Endless war and a politically motivated welfare state continue to erode a Bretton Woods jimmy-rigged economy. 

But you rarely hear about that. Instead, we have Trump telling us he’s a savior, a saint, a stable genius who waved a magic wand and shored up the economy. He points to an artificially inflated stock market stuffed with Treasury bonds and Federal Reserve funny money. Thus providing an illusion all is good when, in fact yet largely ignored, we are picking up speed going down a greased chute toward the bottomless pit of a failed state shouldering the largest debt in human history. 

No alarm bells. Well, a few, increasingly issued by establishment economists, but not enough to overcome the squeal of the news cycle with its irrelevancies and distractions.

CNN touched on this reality recently, but it was spun to make Trump look bad and Obama a savior. Bill Maher underscored the Democrat plan—we should allow the economy to crumble, never mind the pain of those well below him on the income ladder—and then around November 2020, blame it on Trump. This is only possible because so many people actually believe a president can dictate the course of the economy. 

Trump can’t be bothered by all this. He has his priorities. And at the top of the list is a major priority—coddling and excusing the little parasitic state of Israel. He is irritated by thankless American Jews. 

Trump’s latest tweet of self-aggrandizement excoriates American Jews for not supporting him and appreciating what he has done to condone and pay for Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians—the theft of land, the ethnic cleansing (most recently in Jerusalem), the race laws  officially creating an underclass of racially inferior Untermensch​, and endless provocations against Israel’s neighbors, including subterfuge at the highest levels of the US government to start and maintain a number of wars not in the interest of the American people, but are jolly good for the Zionists in Israel and their long-held dreams of regional domination. That domination, according to Israeli thinkers, dictates the destruction of surrounding cultures and societies. It also requires Israel team up with the most violent and religiously intolerant country in the neighborhood, Saudi Arabia. 

Of course, the Israelis love Trump—for now—because he talks and acts like a Zionist, unlike Obama who didn’t grovel at Netanyahu’s feet, although the same “special relationship” remained cemented into place and the uninhibited flow of money continued to encourage the bad behavior of the Likudniks. 

Two-thirds of American Jews are Democrat. They hate Trump for the same reason goyim Democrats hate him—the media-created impression Trump is a white nationalist, a white supremacist, the nearest thing to a Hitler figure ever witnessed in American politics. The assumption, based on this distorted factoid, is that like all white supremacists, Trump hates not only blacks, Latinos (“invaders”), and Muslims, but also Jews. This supposed racism has yet to be reasonably verified, but this doesn’t matter. In America, thanks to the state’s Mighty Wurlitzer control of media, biased speculation and crass defamation become reality.

But wait a minute. This accusation doesn’t hold up to the facts. The facts are that Trump is under the influence of his ultra-Zionist and Orthodox Jewish son-in-law and his wife, who dutifully converted to Judaism. His presidential campaign was financed by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and many of his advisers and cabinet are Jewish and staunchly pro-Israel.

Trump’s over-the-top love of Israel and its Likud leadership is an embarrassment for many American Jews. He’s a chump for the Zionist state. Many Jewish Democrats prefer the quiet Obama years of behind the scenes support for Israel. They don’t want this magniloquent washed-up real estate clown supporting Israel. It makes them look bad and draws unwanted attention to crimes American supporters of Israel habitually ignore.

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No French Revolution in America

More than 80% of the people of France—ordinary working people, not the professional bureaucrate class—support the “gilets jaunes,” the yellow vests in the street protesting against the globalist policies of Emmanuel Macron, defender of the mega-wealthy and upholder of EU progressivism. 

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