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R.I.P. Vox Populi: Democracy Is Dead In The U.S. – Your Vote Is Worthless

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Mind-blowing simply can not describe the realization that this country’s populace is willing to accept Hillary Clinton as a bona fide Presidential candidate.  The fact that anyone is willing to support her candidacy is beyond imaginable.  Notwithstanding her known illegal activities in her career as an attorney while her husband was Governor of Arkansas and then when he was running for President;  notwithstanding all the scandals to which she was connected while her husband was in the Oval office;  the fact that Hillary is now the Democratic front-runner in the Presidential race is the direct manifestation of just how far into the abyss toward collapse that the United States has fallen.

Based on all the evidence, there is no question that Hillary has been completely “captured” by Wall Street’s siren call of riches.  Both she and her husband have been paid millions by the Too Big To Fail banks for speech-making appearances.  Hillary’s  public financial disclosures show she earned $2,935,000 from 12 speeches to Wall Street banks alone from 2013 – 2015;  Deutsche Bank paid her $485,000, Goldman Sachs an astonishing $675,000 for a single speech. Wall Street banks are her leading campaign contributors.

What could either Bill or Hillary possibly teach these bankers other than how to break the law and get away with it?  This speaks nothing to the fact that Hillary has been exposed for selling National policy initiatives to the highest bidder abroad per her emails which were hacked and exposed.  The entire spectacle of Hillary’s campaign is a nightmare  beyond imigination turned into reality.

On the other side of the “aisle” is Donald Trump, who’s improbable run for the Presidency has turned into a cult of personality parade that gains more popular support by the day.  And for good reason.  Trump’s support base is comprised of everyone in the U.S. who is fed up with the openly flaunted corruption and fraud conducted daily by the DC and Wall Street elite.   His message and the manner in which it is delivered appeals to a growing majority of Americans who, up until now, have felt powerless to do anything about the criminals who have overtaken our system.

Make no mistake, I’m not in support of Trump as President anymore than I am of Clinton. I’m just pointing out that Trump represents a voice in this country that has been snuffed out by a political process which has been overrun by the big money that has completely enslaved DC in its entirety.

The DC and Wall Street establishment are terrified by Trump.  He can self-fund his campaign and therefore is not dependent on the flood of money thrown at politicians by Wall Street, Big Pharma, Big Oil, Big Defense, Unions, Soros, Buffet and Walmart.  Perhaps emblematic of this is Fox News, which is Rupert Murdoch’s personal neocon propaganda generator. Fox News has thrown overt support behind every pathetic Republican contender except Trump.  I was quite entertained watching the network do it’s best to revive Jeb Bush from a political coma.  The network will probably still promote his candidacy even though it’s now buried along side Jimmy Hoffa.

After Super Tuesday establishes Trump as the outright leading candidate from either Party to be the next President, I expect that the inside elite will go to work implementing some kind of plan to sabotage Trump.   The Washington Post featured an article about 10 days ago which explained that the Republican “elite” are terrified of Trump:  GOP elites just became even more nervous about a Trump nomination LINK.

At this point in time if the Presidential election held today, I would bet big that Trump would be elected.   Because of this, the establishment DC and corporate/banking insiders are going to do what it takes to defy the voice of the public and do everything within their means to dispose of Trump.   It’s going to get weird, no doubt.

Make no mistake, democracy is dead in the United States.  Any last remnants were shattered with the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  If you don’t know about this case and its significance, your “right” to vote should be revoked.  

Beyond the fact that big money is completely in control of the Government, the election process in this country has been reduced to nothing more than the political reality tv version of The Jerry Springer show.  Casting a vote is nothing more than a time-wasting affirmation of one’s support for a system that has failed.  I’m sorry, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus and your vote does not matter.

SoT – Peter Schiff: The U.S. Is One Gigantic Bubble Economy

The admission that the economy is so weak that it needs more QE is going to destroy the narrative that the U.S. economy is in great shape and it’s no longer going to be the safe haven for capital around the world…it’s going to prick the bubble in the dollar…and people are going to realize that we’ve never recovered from anything, the economy is sicker than ever, the Fed’s going to make it even sicker with more of its toxic monetary policy, the dollar’s going to tank and the price of gold is going to skyrocket – and people need to prepare for that now.  – Peter Schiff on the Shadow of Truth

When Mt. Vesuvius blew, no one knew when it would happen or how big the eruption would be.  Everyone knew a volcanic event was going to occur and yet, the magnitude of the event caught a lot of people by surprise. The eruption destroyed two Roman cities and several surrounding settlements.  It killed an estimated 16,000 people.  The question is, how come more people didn’t leave the area surrounding Vesuvius when they knew that something was going happen at some point?

The United States financial system – including the viability of the U.S. dollar – is analogous to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.  A lot of people know something is wrong – evidenced by the growing support for the Trump candidacy – and yet 99.5% of the population is ignoring the warning signs of a systemic eruption of unknown magnitude.  It’s an event that draws closer with each passing day.

The warning signals of the coming financial markets collapse are in full view.  The warning signal from the junk bond market, triggered by but not limited to the collapsing energy sector, is beginning to spread into and infect the rest of the financial markets like an uncontrollable virus. If you are an investor or a professional money manager, what more of a warning do you need that this:

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That chart resembles a giant tsunami that has coiled offshore and is getting ready to slam into the the nearby beach. Only in this case millions of people remain on the “beach” to watch the horror show unfold without leaving for safer ground. It’s as if everyone knows a catastrophe is about to occur and yet most remain embalmed with the hope that it can’t really happen.

The willingness of people to park their paper in financial assets like bonds is simply a function of their lack of understanding of the problems that exist and their false confidence in Central Banks.  – Peter Schiff

The systemic causes of the financial crisis that hit in 2008 – and which was really a de facto financial system collapse – were never properly treated. Rather, they were medicated by heavy doses of money printing and free money, the latter which is otherwise known as ZIRP. The moral hazards of this monetary policy have fomented in impending systemic eruption which will be the financial market’s equivalent of the historic Mt. Vesuvius volcanic blast. The timing of this is just as unpredictable as the consequences.

The Shadow of Truth hosted a conversation with Peter Schiff to discuss to discuss the impending financial market eruption and the inevitable dollar crisis, which will ultimately rip apart the U.S. financial and economic system:

Is World War Three Unavoidable?

I was first dragged, somewhat unwillingly, on to the “dark side” back in 2001.  I was spending my time shorting the market, mostly still-overvalued tech stocks at a daytrading shop in Denver.   I met a guy who had been studying the precious metals market and all of the issues connected to gold and the evolution of fiat currency since 1971.  Really, this development dates back to the founding of the Fed in 1913.  And, really, it dates back to when President Lincoln allowed someone to use Government-issued war bonds as legal tender to settle a debt.

After doing my own due diligence on all of the above, I concluded about two years later that what was developing economically and geopolitically would eventually lead to World War Three.  Talk about largely playing by myself in the doom and gloom sandbox…

While my opinions don’t need to count, Paul Craig Roberts has written must-read commentary which explains why he believes that WW3 is inevitable:

The events of September 11, 2001, are regarded by informed people as “the new Pearl harbor” that the neoconservatives said was necessary in order to begin their wars of conquest in the Middle East. Paul O’Neil, President George W. Bush’s first Treasury Secretary, has stated pubicly that the agenda of President Bush’s first meeting with his cabinet was the invasion of Iraq. This invasion was planned prior to 9/11. Since 9/11 Washington has destroyed in whole or part eight countries and now confronts Russia both in Syria and Ukraine.

I’ve been following Dr. Roberts’ since the mid-2000’s, when his commentary was published by CounterPunch.  Back then everything that has unfolded up til now was regarded as “wild conspiracy theories.”   It’s one thing for an amateur hack like myself to predict an eventual World War, but when someone with the career path of Dr. Roberts puts this reality in front of us, it’s worth reading and heeding:

At this point in time, nuclear war can only be avoided in two ways. One way is for Russia and China to surrender and accept Washington’s hegemony. The other way is for an independent leader in Germany, the UK, or France to rise to office and withdraw from NATO. That would begin a stampede to leave NATO, which is Washington’s prime tool for causing conflict with Russia and, thereby, is the most dangerous force on earth to every European country and to the entire world. If NATO continues to exist, NATO together with the neoconservative ideology of American hegemony will make nuclear war inevitable.

You can read the entire analysis here:  Why World War Three Is On The Horizon

Just for the record, don’t blame this on Obama.  He’s just a pathetic hand-puppet for the real forces of power behind the scenes who are controlling U.S. geopolitical policy – the Deep State.   History will be a harsh judge on Obama’s Presidency, but he’s nothing more than a figure-head who was inserted into the post because he was completely malleable and lacked any DC power base.  Hell, all he wants to do is learn how to tee-off without slicing the ball out of bounds and how to avoid 3-putting every green.