One of the recurring concerns involving Europe's seemingly perpetual economic, financial and social crises, is that these have been largely predetermined, "scripted" and deliberate acts.
This is something the former head of the Bank of England admitted one month ago when Mervyn King said that Europe's economic depression "is the result of "deliberate" policy choices made by EU elites. It is also what AIG Banque strategist Bernard Connolly said back in 2008 when laying out "What Europe Wants"
To use global issues as excuses to extend its power:
• environmental issues: increase control over member countries; advance idea of global governance
• terrorism: use excuse for greater control over police and judicial issues; increase extent of surveillance
• global financial crisis: kill two birds (free market; Anglo-Saxon economies) with one stone (Europe-wide regulator; attempts at global financial governance)
• EMU: create a crisis to force introduction of “European economic government”
Globalism is a NWO and banking scam, and we don’t need it
The very successful US Economy — threatened by Obama’s intentional welfare state (Socialism) and virtual Communism via over regulation, sadly supported by crony capitalism which encourages the exporting of jobs — also supports the world. And if we pulled the plug on ‘Globalism’ we would not suffer, the world would.
Why is this so? Because our collective creativity is allowed to flourish in a free-market economy, and that creativity creates jobs that a large portion of the global community lives on.
For sure, we would need to make a few adjustments because some countries would retaliate if we imposed fair trade tariffs that brought jobs back to America, and insisted on worker health, wage and environmental standard in their countries when making our products, but trade would still go on as desired, while America would start again to create more jobs and become more self-reliant. Those are good things — very good things — and great for our national security, because economic stability is paramount to national security.
But the global business community is committed to profit at any cost and it is destroying America by using foreign labor to increase profits.
Mr. Trump's policies would help to resolve these issues.
But the global investment banking community and Wall Street investment brokerages also make a living at our expense by investing (gambling) trillions of imaginary dollars, they have unlimited upside, but when things go wrong, globally, we — Americans — pay all the bills. Just think of the trillions of US dollars of global debt we were forced to repay during the last global market crash — because we were led to believe that the world would collapse financially due to global issues if we didn't — all part of a cycle that never ends because the big banks and Wall Street have engineered it that way. And all this debt is the creation of inflation, when it need not be if we prevent the value of the US dollar at home from changing by not bailing out the banks during global issues and not allowing activities like quantitative easing, which is paying off their bad debt with our money. This is a clarion call to end mega-sized banks allowed under Gramm–Leach–Bliley and go back to Glass–Steagall, which prevented the merger of investment brokerages and commercial banks for this very reason.
So the scam is big US and global investors park their money in our economy in various ways and make money on our backs while we are drawn into social, political and economic dilemmas all over the world, then when things go wrong we pay all the bills, which then causes the prices of our own goods and service to rise based on these global problems.
It’s time to rethink what this all means, and develop a strategy to end America’s participation in this form of high finance Globalism.
"The State of Texas is setting up a gold-backed bank that will allow depositors to bypass the controversial [privately-owned and operated international-banking] Federal Reserve System and its fiat currency in banking and commerce, according to the state representative who authored the recently enacted law."
"While some analysts have said the move may be another sign heralding Texas’ eventual secession from the union, or preparation for financial Armageddon, its advocates say the depository simply makes financial sense. Among other benefits, the institution will provide more options to consumers weary of the increasingly troubled traditional banking and monetary system, which is viewed by the public with growing suspicion. And experts say the effect of making it easier to use sound money in commerce could be far-reaching."
It’s also time that we extricated ourselves from global advisors that invariably promote Socialism, incrementally, at our expense, because the world around us is becoming socialist and these advisors want the same for America. Read the dangers represented by the Counsel on Foreign Relations here.
This is what happens when a country becomes too dependent on foreign goods for its survival (flour, beens, rice, fruit, fuel, etc.), while poor fiscal policy -- usually via Socialism -- forces the government to print money it doesn't have in its treasury. (Obama's America is currently moving in this direction.)
"In the first seven months of the year inflation in Venezuela climbed 89.6 percent, according to El National sources."
"“The high inflation is caused by fiscal, monetary and exchange imbalances,” Asdrúbal Oliveros, economist and director of local firm Ecoanalítica, explained to FNL. “The country’s income is stalled because the official dollar exchange rate is fixed and yet the public spending is rising, and Venezuela’s Central Bank is financing it by printing money [it doesn’t have].”
"“This increases the amount of money on the street and raises prices,” he added."
Example of why Globalism is a scam, because without it none of this would be about to happen to the USA, but because we are part of the global stock market trading network, which only benefits the very rich, the big global banks, and traders -- as opposed to stocks and bond that could be bought directly from companies or middlemen -- we will suffer the consequences of whatever happens around the world.
According to RBS, the logical thing to do is to “sell everything” except for high quality bonds…
“Sell everything except high quality bonds,” warned Andrew Roberts in a note this week.
He said the bank’s red flags for 2016 — falling oil, volatility in China, shrinking world trade, rising debt, weak corporate loans and deflation — had all been seen in just the first week of trading.
“We think investors should be afraid,” he said.
And of course RBS is not the only big bank issuing these kinds of ominous warnings.
The biggest bank in America, J.P. Morgan Chase, is “urging investors to sell stocks on any bounce”…"
I am not an isolationist. Just someone who wants common sense applied to help and protect America from institutionalized theft and greed that hurts Americans whenever it gets out of control.
This is my solution to importing oil and gas, because importing makes our entire economy vulnerable to the whims of OPEC (primarily Muslim exporting nations controlled by Saudi Arabia) while creating a national security risk. It is my understanding the Mr. Trump agrees with me.
"Professor R. J. Rummel, who keeps track of such things, now estimates that in the 20th century 262,000,000 people were murdered by their own governments. And the vast majority of these horrors were perpetrated by collectivist governments for the alleged sake of "the proletariat," the "master race," and especially, "the greater good" or "the common good."" ( COLLECTIVISM
vs. INDIVIDUALISM )
An argument against Globalization would not be complete without also opining on free trade, the Stock Market, the US Dollar and the Federal Reserve. And, who are those Economists?
The Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve (Banking) System, aka the Fed, is not the property of the US Government. It is a privately-owned company run by left-leaning globalist elites, mostly in secret, that can issue the US dollar any time it wishes. The charter of the Fed was signed into law by President Wilson; in his last days he regretted ever doing so. JFK signed a document to dissolve the Fed before he was murdered -- it was never implemented. The US Treasury Department works with the Fed to coordinate some activities, but for-the-most-part, guided by its charter, the Fed does what it wants to control the US economy by way of interest rates and 'selling' money to big 'banks' at below its trade value. (A process equivalent to, I'll sell you dollars for 99.5 cents, if you buy 10 billion of them -- aka free money.) Whenever the Fed sells money, it increases the money supply globally, which like any commodity decreases in value when its supply increases (beyond the legitimate need for global expansion). This means that the price of everything we buy is directly related to what the Fed does, mostly in secret. What do the private mega banks do with the money they bought from the Fed? They lend it to smaller banks, then generally put the rest in the stock market, but in a no-growth economy there's no borrowing so it all goes into the stock market. Through a process known as quantitative easing (QE), the Fed also buys trillions of dollars worth of 'toxic assets' or worthless paper (like worthless mortgaged-backed securities (MBSs) because the homeowners have defaulted on their mortgages) from big banks to reduce their debt load, to protect too big to fail, at our expense, causing more inflation.
It's also worth mentioning that during the 2007-8 market crash, explained here,* while the Federal Government and the Fed where protecting banks too big too fail, they closed over 2,000 small community bank for exceeding debt limits set by the government -- banks that most probably could have also been saved by having a small business QE program or a government low interest loan program -- banks that where the engine of small business start ups and growth. *Given the entire process was a planned event, it's not a leap to say this too was also planned. (Because one must never forget that Mr. Obama could fix the US Economy in one week with less government regulation.)
The Stock Market
The stock market is a business unto itself: beyond investing for the long term future the stock market is...legalized gambling and theft. It exists to make money by charging for transactions, but has grown to make money in other ways. Now that we know that money not invested depreciates overtime because of inflation, it should be invested in those things that historical appreciate over time: real estate and the value of good companies. So investments in most real estate, and companies that investors like, are good investments. What are the companies investors like? The ones included in funds managed by professionals. Beyond that, short term investing is gambling because this part of the stock market is set up to create rapid change, by any means, so professional traders can trick you into buying when they are selling or vice versa. What you need to know about trading is that it is like learning a foreign language, and if you don't know the foreign language you will lose all your money, one way or another.
The Gold Standard
The Gold Standard meant that we had to have a piece of Gold for every dollar we issued. Going off the Gold Standard was a very big mistake because it allowed the Fed and the US Treasury to 'print' money (or issue it on paper electronically) without Gold to back it up, hence the change from United States Note to Federal Reserve Note. This allows the Fed and the US Treasury to become reckless in monetary policy which inevitably causes inflation. Over the years since that change, the US dollar is worth only pennies of its Gold Standard value. In other words, we pay for every attempt to manipulate the economy using the money supply, through inflation. It's interesting that ISIS claims that its second priority is to stop corruption of the world by the American dollar, and put us all back on a Gold Standard.
As the saying go, nothing is free. Free trade simply means countries agree to trade with each other without imposing taxes or tariffs. This is generally bad for the US because our standard of living is higher, which means our costs of labor are higher, and when the costs of labor are higher, the foreign country can produce a cheaper comparable product. So we only have the advantage when we sell products the foreign country has not found a way to copy. This makes corporate espionage a big business. This also means that we 'support the world' of free trade just like it was welfare redistribution, without imposing some rules or tariffs that allow us to keep American workers working. This means trade policies like NAFTA, TPA, TPP and TiSA (still an Obama secret deal, like parts of the Iranian nuclear deal) are not good for America, unless of course we want to support an American welfare state that can only afford cheap foreign products.
You need to know that there are two basic types of Economists: 1) Left-leaning control-oriented Keynesian Economists and 2) Classic Adam Smith Free-market Economists that derive their roots from Governor Bradford, and the first Thanksgiving in Pilgrim days. (The left has distorted history here by promoting the value of the Indians over the moral values discovered in free-market capitalism created by the Pilgrims to save their colony from certain death -- read Governor Bradford's diary.) When an Economist is introduced on any program, if you don't know which type that person is, you will likely get propaganda from a Keynesian Economist because most free-market Economists are not interested in politics, unfortunately. They are usually helping companies somewhere in the world of business. But, here again, we must be cautious, because most all Economists, in our modern world, are globalists because most organizations that need an Economist do business globally. And since most organizations that do business on a global scale are not interest in the common man, they can be said to be elitists. Case in point: "Economists Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow, Dr. Arthur B. Laffer, and Steve Moore have launched the Committee to Unleash Prosperity. This group aims to end America's growth slump and restore faith in the American Dream." This group of free-market Economists want to help America by showing the presidential candidates how to prosper in global free-market trade, I.e. without tariffs. They essentially support the world of business which generally cares nothing about jobs in America, and will propose 'growth opportunities' over America-first values and a sense of morality with regard to lost jobs and all the attending miseries. A country with a set of moral values would find ways to balance these competing needs, not punish Americans to increase profits. In that absence America needs leaders with moral values to protect Americans and put America first.
Good v Bad Capitalism (draft)
Feeling the need to explain the differences between good free-market Capitalism and bad free-market Capitalism, I have decided to give them proper names. And I will further describe free-market Capitalism in three words: Produce-Market-Sell. No matter what else is involved, free-market Capitalism has only these three elements. And only government regulations can interfere to slow it down.
Good Capitalism is Pilgrim Capitalism. Pilgrim Capitalism is free-market Capitalism based in morality. It is the considerate, honest and thoughtful exchange of goods and services that rejects greed and supports the community. Making a reasonable and ethical profit is a good thing here because it rewards initiative and effort, provides a far return on investment to stockholders, provides jobs for Americans, and helps achievers pay for the things that we would normally want in life -- a home or a better home, a car, a vacation, savings for retirement, paying for college educations, etc. Pilgrim Capitalism today is when a person or company sells something at a fair market value -- a fair price for the product quality.
Pilgrim Capitalism was created by the first Pilgrims to America, in 1622, at Plymouth Colony, and documented by Governor Bradford in 1623. It was developed to replace collectivism or 'Commun-ism' because the colony was failing badly because the hard working members of the community, with planting skills learned from the Indians, refused to continue to support the less willing to work to fill the common goods storage and participate in other community chores, like clearing land for homes and farming, cutting fire wood, prepare food -- without proper shelter or running water or proper tools, or any modern convenience, these were extremely hard times, and many died, especially during the long cold winters. Their creation of free-market Capitalism, by dividing the land (creating private property) and developing the common sense freedoms to exchange goods and services among themselves and the Indians, to solve these problems, is the real reason we celebrate Thanksgiving today, because everyone then wanted to benefit. The Left tries to hide this very important contribution to our society because it does not want their followers to learn the truth, because the Left supports government controls instead, although we could not survive without free-market Capitalism (which is thoroughly corrupted today by all sorts of crony capitalism).
Bad Capitalism is most often associated with big companies, because they often eschew moral service (ethical practices) to gain advantage over competition. But there is Pilgrim Capitalism in corporate America as well. So I have decided to call bad Capitalism Greedy Capitalism, when it puts corporate wages, stockholder dividends, and managing to make massive profits to control stock prices, far ahead of what America needs. Greedy Capitalism is most often seen in the hundreds of people that become instant millionaires and billionaires when a stock goes public. An example of Greedy Capitalism would be Microsoft or Facebook. Or Apple Computer, because it produces products in foreign countries at low cost -- at the expense of jobs for Americans, which raises welfare costs that we all must pay for -- and sells them at very high prices. Another company that can be described as using Greedy Capitalism is Google, because it forces sellers of products to pay for advertising through a very popular 'search engine' that does not respond to keyword searches, as the internet was designed to do, unless advertising fees are paid. Then it uses its excessive revenue to fund all sorts of side projects to expand its huge business empire.
There are no better examples of Greedy Capitalism, at the expense of jobs for American workers and high welfare costs, than presented in this article: Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Care About China’s Human Rights Record? Need I remind the reader that China is considered an enemy of the US, and regularly accused of stealing secure government data and corporate secrets? Need I also point out that the companies mentioned in the article are run by Democrats?
"If you've got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour, you've got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic."
So, what we have in America is Produce-Market-Sell free-market Capitalism in two basic forms: Pilgrim Capitalism and Greedy Capitalism. You will know which a company is employing by observing what it does and how it does it. And giving money to charities and funds that they, their families and friends control, is no less greedy.
But this topic in not complete until I explain virtual Communism. Virtual Communism is when the means of production -- the entire market economy -- is controlled by government regulations, not free markets. And that is what we have in America today -- virtual Communism.