When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. – Hunter S. Thompson
I mentioned the news reports of fist-fights breaking out at traffic intersections in Denver. Then yesterday I hear two different news reports of random gun shots. One of shots fired into someone’s house in a not so great part of Denver (Aurora). The second report of bullets flying across one of Denver’s busiest highways and hitting cars. Then I learn last night that bullets flying into cars driving on highways in Arizona have become part of everyone’s daily routine.
We’re sliding into the “Mad Max” scenario which many of us for a long time have envisioned eventually hitting this country. I would have thought that this environment would have started engulfing this country in 2008. But the Government pulled what appeared to be a rabbit out of its hat which enabled it to kick “Mad Max” down the road for a bit. That “rabbit” by the way, while preventing an all out collapse and actually making life better for the people closest to the money spigot, was nothing more than a disguise designed to help the elitists confiscate even more wealth from the middle class.
The population’s hatred for the Government grows stronger by the day. The popularity of Trump’s candidacy for President is a reflection of this intensifying despise. A growing segment of the population cheers harder for Trump everyday as he lashes out with insults at the politicians everyone now hates. Let’s be honest, Trump is at least as corrupt as the career politicians he’s humorously defacing. He would be a horrible President. Of course, so would every other candidate on the roster for both Parties.
Perhaps the best – yet least understood – evidence of the darkness which is slowly engulfing the the U.S. is the disappearance of physical precious metals from the global financial system. Gold and silver is being removed hand-over-fist from public view. Most of the gold is being moved from west to east, where it’s being removed from the bullion exchanges by the 10’s of tonnes on a daily basis. For instance, the Hong Kong Metals Exchange just had its largest daily withdrawal – 19.7 tonnes – in its history. Roughly 100 tonnes per week is now being removed from the Shanghai Gold Exchange. This is Gresham’s Law in action, folks.
We already know about the growing shortages for minted silver products around the world, especially in the U.S. And the disappearance of gold from the Comex bank vaults is nothing short of stunning. The ratio of fraudulent paper gold to deliverable physical gold hit 229:1 to yesterday. To say this is “silly” is an insult to the word “silly.” This reflects and epitomizes the extreme degree of corruption, fraud and theft which is burying the United States.
I was exchanging emails this morning with GATA’s Bill “Midas” Murphy. We were marveling at just how extreme and blatant the manipulation of the precious metals market has become. I find it beyond amusing that mainstream financial media – which rolls out charts of stocks and select commodities all day long – has failed to put on display the chart that shows that gold gets hit 90% of the time only when the Comex floor trading is open. Funny non-coincidence, that.
I suggested to Bill that something really bad is going to hit our system:
Think about the manipulation of the metals market that occurred just before the Lehman, AIG/Goldman collapses. They took silver from $21 in March that year to $7 by late October.
Now think about how much more brutal this manipulation is both in the context both of the intensity and the disappearance of physical metal from the system.
I’d estimate that the manipulation now is probably 5x worse and more blatant than in 2008. Which means whatever is going to hit the system will be at least 5x worse than 2008.
I know most people who understand what is going on would like to see a collapse and thorough flush of the system. Unfortunately, the dystopic behavior starting to show up in the general population will be met with brutal force by the near-totalitarian U.S. Government in an attempt to control it. The inevitable systemic collapse will enable the Government to impose totalitarian control on the country to a degree that would be heartily admired by history’s despots.
It’s going to start to get really weird in this country (as if it has gotten weird enough already)…