Citizens Will Soon Turn Their Rage Towards Central Bankers

During the populist revolt of 2016, which first led to the “shocking outcomes” of Brexit and then Trump, we cautioned that these phenomena were merely the “silent majority” of the developed world’s middle class expressing their anger and frustration with a world that has left them – and their real disposable income – behind, while rewarding the Top 1% through policies that have led to a relentless and record ascent in global asset prices, largely the purview of the world’s wealthiest. More recently, we also noted that it was only a matter of time before this latest “revolt” fizzled, as the realization that changing one politician with another would achieve nothing, and anger shifted to the real catalyst behind growing global inequality (and anger): central banks.

In his latest note today, Albert Edwards picks up on this theme to write “Theft redux: the citizens will soon turn their rage towards Central Bankers.” The core of his argument is familiar:

While politics in the West reels from a decade of economic crisis and stagnation, asset prices continue to surge on the back of continued rapid growth in G3 QE. In an age of “radical uncertainty” how long will it be before angry citizens tire of blaming an impotent political system for their ills and turn on the main culprits for their poverty – unelected and virtually unaccountable central bankers? I expect central bank independence will be (and should be) the next casualty of the current political turmoil.

That’s just the beginning from Edwards, who appears to be getting increasingly angrier and more frustrated with a market that makes increasingly less sense: his fiery sermon continue with the following preview of the “inevitable catastrophe that lies ahead.”

There is a lot of anger out on the streets, as demonstrated most visibly in recent elections. Even in France where investors feel comforted that a “moderate” has gained (absolute?) power, it is salutary to remember that the two establishment parties have just been decimated by a man who had never before stood for public office! This is perhaps even more radical than Trump’s anti-establishment victory under the Republican umbrella. The global political situation is incredibly fluid and unpredictable. While a furious electorate has turned its pent up anger on the establishment political parties, the target for their rage is misguided. I am not completely alone in thinking it is the unelected and virtually unaccountable central bankers who are primarily responsible for the poverty of working people and who will be ultimately held to account in the next crisis.

In the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, politicians skilfully diverted the publics’ anger away from themselves by scapegoating “the bankers”. After another eight years of economic stagnation that excuse no longer is tenable and politicians themselves are now taking the flak. But citizen revolutionaries will, I think, soon turn their fire on those who I believe are truly responsible for their plight. We explained back in January 2010 in a note entitled Theft! Were the US & UK central banks complicit in robbing the middle classes? how central banks in the US and UK had deliberately stocked up massive housing bubbles prior to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) to disguise the rapid rise in income inequality in both countries. Rapidly rising house prices allowed the middle classes to maintain the illusion they were getting richer so that despite stagnant real incomes they could continue to consume by extracting housing equity. We know how that party ended! …

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-22/albert-edwards-citizens-will-soon-turn-their-rage-towards-central-bankers

And he STILL doesn’t see how central banks deliberately create (and their shareholders vastly profit from) depressions?  Including the fed’s publicly admitted creation of the great depression (admitted in a public speech by bernanke, search for “great ripoff” on this site).  How is this possible?

Central bankers are disaster capitalists.  War and depression are inherent to their business model.

Washington’s Plan To Survive Nuclear War Doesn’t Include You

Once again this week, the United States teetered a little closer towards war with the Russians. On Sunday, the US military shot down a Syrian jet that was allegedly targeting US backed forces. The Russians have since claimed that the aircraft was engaging ISIS, and have revealed that their air defense systems will now track any of our aircraft that happen to fly over Western Syria. They also suspended a hotline between the US and Russia that was in place to prevent mid-air collisions over the crowded skies of Syria.

Amid incidents like this, you have to wonder what our government is thinking. For most Americans, Syria must seem inconsequential. Why is our military involved in a country, where we are brushing shoulders with a nuclear armed nation? If it’s to fight ISIS, then we could easily sit back and let Russian and Syrian forces wipe them out. If it’s to affect regime change, then clearly our government hasn’t learned anything from Iraq or Afghanistan. Why are we risking a war with the Russians just to influence the outcome of a regional civil war that has little bearing on the daily lives of most Americans?

The answer to that question could probably fill a novel, but there is one reason that the elites in Washington will never admit to. They can afford to make careless decisions because they are insulated from the results. If there is a war with Russia, which could easily turn into a nuclear war, they’ll have plenty of spacious bunkers to hide out in while the rest of America burns. And that’s been our government’s plan in regards to nuclear war since the beginning of the Cold War.

That’s the main takeaway from a new book called Raven Rock: The Story of the US Government’s Plan to Save Itself. Our government has spent decades building sprawling bunkers, like Raven Rock, that high ranking officials can flee to in the event of a nuclear war.

The idea for Raven Rock was to have a military base that would function as an alternative to the Pentagon and would be dug out of a mountain and deep enough to survive any Russian attack.

A site was chosen six miles from Camp David, the Presidential retreat in Maryland, and work began in 1951 on the $17 million project

Some 300 men worked round the clock in three shifts to carve a 3,100ft tunnel out of the granite; engineers invented technology as they went along including blast doors and blast valves.

Inside the facility there was 100,000sq/ft of office space in five parallel caverns big enough to hold a three story building in each.

The entire facility could fit 1,400 people and was placed on giant springs to reduce the impact of a blast.

Via Daily Mail

Meanwhile, as they were building these bunkers and trying to convince Americans that nuclear war could be easily survivable, behind the scenes they knew it would be a bloodbath for civilians.

At the end of the 1950s, the FCDA created ‘Battleground USA’, a grim 120-page report on how cities should manage civil defense operations in the event of an attack.

It said that the area should be divided into ‘mortuary zones’ with ‘collection teams’ in charge of identifying bodies.

Post Office mail trucks would ferry the wounded to one of 900 improvised hospitals set up near attack sites in places like federal prisons.

In Kansas officials planned to confiscate household vitamins for use by the general population.

Planners estimated they could assemble two million pounds of food after an attack from their own reserves and from stores.

They could also could find 11 million ‘man-days’ of food in the forests and plains in rabbit meat, 10 million ‘man-days of wild birds and five million ‘man-days’ of fish.

Most chillingly they budgeted nearly 20 million ‘man-days’ of meat in residential pets.

It was disturbing reading and a view of the world that summed up by Eisenhower in one meeting: ‘The destruction might be such that we might ultimately have to go back to bows and arrows’

During another meeting Eisenhower admitted that nation didn’t have ‘enough bulldozers to scrape the bodies off the street’ in the event of a nuclear strike’.

And as we all know, our government didn’t take many measures to protect civilians from the potential carnage that would be inflicted by a nuclear war. They didn’t build many bunkers for the rest of us.

At first glance that may sound like an impossible task, but it’s not. Take Switzerland for instance. Despite not having any nuclear weapons, they’ve built enough fallout shelters to house every Swiss citizen. You might say that we could never afford that many shelters, but it’s not a question of cost. Switzerland’s GDP per capita is similar to America’s.

The truth of the matter, is that our leaders don’t give a damn about what happens to American civilians. As long as they have their bunkers, they feel safe while antagonizing nuclear armed nations like Russia. They know that if there’s a war, they’ll survive while the rest of us burn and starve.

Make no mistake, if there’s ever a war with Russia, you’ll be on your own. Whether or not you survive depends entirely on your willingness and ability to prepare now.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/there-wont-be-enough-bulldozers-to-scrape-the-bodies-off-the-street-heres-how-the-us-government-plans-to-survive-a-nuclear-war_06202017

Let’s get real here.  The luciferian central banking empire doesn’t WANT americans to survive, because too many know how they have systematically and methodically taken us from the peak of prosperity in the 70’s to the present day’s rampant poverty and utter dependence on the dollar, whose worth is quickly eroding largely as a result of “our” military and economic policies FORCING the rest of the world to bail out of it as they realize that the dollar is the instrument that finances their own domination by the US military.

Can there be any clearer indication that washington is controlled by traitors and genocidal maniacs whose prime focus is not on russia, but on their domestic enemies?

The idea that washington would concern itself with US civilian casualties is laughable and demonstrably false given their total abandonment, gutting and active subversion of our educational, industrial, agricultural and transportation infrastructures and their undeclared war on american children via toxic education, medicine (including medicine’s systematic war on infants, mothers and families) and media, as they actively and publically prepare to initiate a nuclear war with both russia and china, whose civil defense preparations for it are intensive and ongoing.   These are policies of disaster capitalists who intend to auction off the wreckage left from their debt-based hostile takeover, a variation on the financial strategy they’ve been using against US industries for decades.   Their intentions could simply not be more clear.

But what did you expect from a government that started teaching nazi torture techniques to its iranian puppet government in the 1950’s?

‘Beast of SAVAK’ Prowls Streets of Orlando Florida

Or did the same in el salvador, honduras, chile, guatemala, nicaragua et al throughout the drug-financed wars against latin america during the bush/clinton/obama years, which actually began with reagan’s near assassination (and subsequently medically induced mental incapacitation) by the son of a bush family friend within 2 months of reagan’s inauguration in 1981.   The assassin was probably under mind control for god’s sake.   These are luciferians after all.  And what was the pressing national security purpose of imposing death squads and torture chambers all over much of latin america?  Why, to make the region safe for non-union sweat shops which drove much of american industries out of business, of course.    Look in the reference section starting at “Behind the Death Squads in El Salvador“.   Or you could start at “The Secret Government: Constitution in Crisis” for more historical context.

The nazis didn’t lose WWII, they were never based in germany.  They were based right here at home.   They were the robber barons all along.