Our media has been proclaiming the death of this or that for decades. The death of Reason, which came after the death of Unreason. (Reason never had a chance.) Marx proclaimed the Death of Capitalism. Reagan talked about the death of Communism. There was the death of the Republican Party, followed by the death of the Democratic Party – which was never very democratic, if you know what I mean.
Unfortunately, there’s a different death, that I want to talk about.
The Death of Goodness.
And no, I’m not talking about morality. That died a long time ago. No, I’m talking about goodness as something that people want to see themselves as.
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The Death of Goodness
Our Friday night class isn’t meeting tonight, so I’ve indulged in some extra research and writing. I feel guilty about having to scale back my work on Omega Shock. There is a lot to write about, and my other responsibilities are taking me away from that.
The good thing is that so many others are picking up where I leave off, that… well …I know that you’ll be in good hands, if you are reading what THEY are writing. If you are reading from that list of websites that I post at the beginning of my research section… you don’t need me to tell you ANYTHING. But, I’ll keep writing. I can’t help myself.
Today’s topic might actually be a surprise to you. You’ve seen ‘goodness’ dying for a long time. In fact, it really died in the Garden of Eden. But, I’m not talking about Godly goodness, or anything like a Biblical form of goodness.
No, I’m talking about that sense of goodness that we assume all cultures have. As an American or a European – or of some such extraction – you believe that every culture sees itself as ‘good’ and desires to be ‘good’.
But, you’d be wrong, if you believed that way.
If you spend enough time in Asia or Africa, you’ll find out that a sense of ‘goodness’ in a culture is rare. No, it actually doesn’t exist in most cultures.
I’ve spent 21 years in Asia, and I am just now starting to realize what my wife has known for a long time. Outside of Christianity, goodness is completely relative. Everywhere.
I first began to realize this when I challenged my students to identify Evil. No matter how much hatred, genocide or destruction I pointed to, they could not put the label Evil upon it. Mrs. Little knew the wall that I was going to run into, but she also knew that I had to experience it for myself.
In the West, they call it post-modernism. Over here, it’s just Asia.
Well, let me put it to you this way…
Is there ANY religion in the world that preaches a belief that God loves and values each person individually?
That each human life has worth and value?
That each person was made in the image of God?
The Value Of The Individual
I was talking about this to our students in our Wednesday night class. I challenged them to tell me of a single religion that placed individual value on every human being on this planet.
They couldn’t think of any, except one:
Yes, there is also Judaism, but they are too tiny of a group to have much impact.
The Origin Of Human Rights
But wait, you say… what about the concept of Human Rights?
Yes. Human Rights.
Where does such an idea come from?
Think about that for a minute.
What is the Atheist view of humanity?
To the true Atheist, humans are just animals with a sense of self awareness. That’s it. That’s all. The only ‘human right’ in Atheism is societal – the survival of the fittest, the progress of the genome, etc.
Just as science came from the idea that God created a Universe that was orderly, Human Rights came from the idea that each human being was uniquely valuable in the eyes of God.
Lose that idea, and you become Asia.
Back To Asia
Okay, you’ve got confusion written all over your face. Let me try again.
Asians do not have a concept of good and evil. Yes, yes, they know the words, but try to convince them of YOUR definition… and they’ll just go all confused on you and change the subject.
And, if you don’t have strict rules about ‘good’ and ‘evil’, you run the risk of being India. Just look at the insanity going on their now. In fact, I just read something writing by an Indian, and the word ‘insanity’ figured prominently. And yes, he really meant it, and it’s really true.
India is insane.
What sanity they have is a leftover from the British. Yes, seriously. Just ask them.
And, All The Rest
Massacre, genocide, invasion, war, bad harvests and more genocide. And that’s just the good part. Here in Taiwan, they were chopping heads.
Southeast Asians were pirates. The whole lot of them. And, when the Muslims invaded, Malaysia and Indonesia said, “Sure, why not?”
Just think about South America before the Europeans invaded. A fine bunch THEY were. In fact, the aborigines of North AND South America were violent, thuggish brutes that massacred each other with complete abandon.
Need we talk about Africa?
Right. The concept of Human Rights comes from only ONE PLACE, God. Ours. The God described in the Bible. THAT is where human rights comes from. Nowhere else.
So, what happens when you chuck out God?
The Salt Of The Earth
There goes any rational ability to establish that lofty concept that we call ‘Human Rights’. And, that is EXACTLY what we are doing. As we rip God out of our society, we are killing what goodness our societies had.
When Jesus said this…
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
– Matthew 5:13
…He meant it.
We Christians are the preservation of our society. We are the salt that keeps neighborhoods, communities and nations from consuming themselves. What goodness there is in a society, comes from the presence of Christians who fear God and love God – COMPLETELY.
But, we have lost our ‘savour’, so goodness is dying.
However, in Asia, that goodness has taken root. Ten percent of Taipei is Christian. There are a hundred million Christians in China. And, those courageous Chinese Christians are spreading the gospel through Central Asia.
But, in the West?
What goodness we had, is dying.
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THIS WEEK’S RESEARCH
My research sources are pretty wide ranging, and their number keep growing. So, instead of listing all of my sources, let me list the ones that deserve special mention:
A big thank you to all who sent me articles. I appreciate all of it.
IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE…
Yup, more than just special, these links appear to be the most important of all. Seriously, start with these.
Once upon a time, I used to think that ‘Apologetics’ was illegitimate. I thought that it was a waste of time and even a misdirection of our purpose to spread the gospel.
But, I was wrong.
Apologetics doesn’t replace the Gospel. What it does is break the barriers and ‘strongholds’ erected to block our hearing of the Gospel. Breaking barriers is a good thing. Defeating the lies of Satan is a good thing.
So, listen to this. Listen more than once if you need to. It has arguments that neutralize the lies of those who hate our Lord and Savior.
May we all share the love of Christ to a dying world. May our lives be an example of who Jesus is.
I am also very happy to hear that Nabil had a positive test result on his stomach cancer.
Watch the video in this one. It is Mrs. Little-Approved.
The rest of the article is also the truth, but that video…
(And, I just LOVE the name of the show. Seriously.)
Keep up the good work, Marcel!
I hope that you understand what that means.
The world is in SERIOUS trouble. We are about ten years into Peak Oil, and the effects will be like a sledgehammer to our carefully built, globally contrived house of cards.
Will you be ready for this?
Of course all the stuff that they will be removing will have NOTHING to do with terrorism – even though they claim that this is the reason.
Hey, they’re just trying to make sure that you aren’t thinking the wrong thoughts. Bad thoughts lead to a lack of cooperation with your overlords.
So keep those thoughts politically correct.
Please listen to this warning. These are techniques used to rob and rape.
What an evil world that we live in.
This is the Google Translate of the above Traditional Chinese:
AIT in the United States – Nearly any message can now be posted via news, blogs, and social media sites, all with a single click of a button. But, do you have… | Facebook
My wife just got this on her Facebook page. It’s from the American Institute in Taiwan. Since the United States does not recognize Taiwan as an independent country, there is no US Embassy or Consulate. In their place is something called… AIT.
So, the AIT has taken upon itself to post this message, in Traditional Chinese and English, for those of us who have Facebook, here in Taiwan.
(BTW, I have NOT been active on Facebook, for something like four or five years.)
Don’t you think that the timing of this ‘community service message’ is… interesting?
Having said that, the Facebook post provides a link to a page that seems to provide good fact-checking resources. I haven’t bothered to check them, but some do appear legitimate.
Were it not for the concerted effort by certain organizations to suppress independent media, I would not have been suspicious of this Facebook post. In fact, I might know the writer of this post, and he’s a good guy.
Anyway, an interesting snapshot from the other side of the planet.
There are a LOT of wheels within these wheels.
How many is hard to say, but I don’t bother to count. The followers of Satan have their plans, and those plans will fail. What me must do is keep ourselves from being sucked into their evil.
But, the growing censorship will eventually stop us from communicating. So, learn what you can, while you can.
A new phrase:
Centralized Censorship Database
It’s progress, comrade!
God help me, but I want those who are waging this war on the poorest of the poor… DEAD.
I’ve been watching cities do more and more of this over the past five years, and it makes me want to scream. How dare they do this to those who are truly suffering.
This breaks my heart.
Okay, I normally don’t provide material from Paul Joseph Watson, because the number of F-bombs is just too much for me. And, I regret that because he sounds as angry as I feel.
He sounds like he wants a baseball bat and permission to bash heads, and THAT is EXACTLY how I feel. I guess that I’m just a ‘feelings’ kinda guy.
But, I’m including this one because it’s an article. It’s smart. And, the included video… to my surprise …only dropped ONE F-bomb. So, PJW gets points for improvement.
And yes, that video projects a justified anger that I feel, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!
With all the discussion of the collapse of the media and the new censorship that is rising, I am reminded again of this quote:
There is no such a thing in America as an independent press, unless it is out in country towns. You are all slaves. You know it, and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to express an honest opinion. If you expressed it, you would know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid $150 for keeping honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for doing similar things. If I should allow honest opinions to be printed in one issue of my paper, I would be like Othello before twenty-four hours: my occupation would be gone. The man who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the street hunting for another job. The business of a New York journalist is to distort the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to villify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread, or for what is about the same — his salary. You know this, and I know it; and what foolery to be toasting an “Independent Press”! We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping-jacks. They pull the string and we dance. Our time, our talents, our lives, our possibilities, are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
And, he said it in either 1880 or 1883. (This page says ’83)
There’s your proof that the press has NEVER been independent and has ALWAYS been subject to the whims of the vile and the evil.
Okay, this article is talking about the death of globalism. And, to a certain degree, he’s right.
As economies crash and the current set of elites prove unable to keep their international economies whole… the current system will fall. And, it will need to fall, because it is an American Globalism.
American globalism was a nice idea, but it was never going to work. And, the truly Satanic globalists will be trying to build something to take the place of American globalism.
And, it will be truly awful and completely anti-Christ.
Oh dear. I love this. This poll actually included ‘The Onion’.
The poll is useless as, yet again, they shift the results to reinforce their bias.
Yay! Killary gives her side.
She was on record as saying that they were losing the ‘information war’, and then… she did.
To quote Ron Paul:
Truth is treason in the empire of lies.
And, one day, it will be ‘Off with your head’ for any who speak too much truth.
And yes, the Democrats support – and have supported – the three in this image.
But, there is a creeping increase in Republicans and fake Christians who also support these ‘number one killers’.
And, we will pay for this.
An excellent piece on propaganda. They’ve been doing it since Alexander the Great, and they’ll keep doing it.
ARTICLES OF NOTE
These articles have a more individual importance. They cross categories, and are often in their own category. And, I think that these should be your first stop in your reading.
Another excellent article by Nathan Leal.
Most of you know what it is like to struggle with hardship. And, the knowledge of what is coming fills you with dread. Life has been so hard already, and it’s going to get worse.
But, that should not keep us from giving thanks.
Thank you, Nathan, for that important reminder.
May we always give thanks.
Hey, it’s yet another miracle weapons system. It’s American know how in action.
How many more of these ‘advanced weapons’ can America take before it’s defeated by it’s own stupidity?
An interesting point.
Armstrong has developed a predictive model that has an astonishing record.
Now THAT is feminism, baby!
Because I’ve been focused on too many things, my ability to get through all of my research has been hard. Unfortunately, that meant that I couldn’t catch Paul Benson’s articles.
And, this one is a good one.
It talks about deception being practiced by the deceptive use of words. Another way to do that is to emphasize something that is in the Bible, but is not the main point.
The ‘main point’ has always been the Resurrection, the first one. But, the pretrib people speak of the rapture, the anglicization of the Latin word Rapturo.
But, the Bible says Harpazo.
However, no one likes a word like that, and Rapture sounds so… rapturous.
And so, the deception rolls on.
Good work, Paul Benson!
Ah the ‘Ministry of Truth’ has risen. Orwell must be spinning in his grave.
You know… I just had a thought.
If we could get one of those dynamos… the ones that generation electricity when you spin them… YOU COULD GET FREE ENERGY by attaching them to all those poor shmucks that predicted all this – and are spinning in their graves.
Oh man, the list of people that need to be put on trial for treason, just multiplied.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the Russians nuked Washington?
It’s fast becoming the ‘right thing to do’.
Ooops. It looks like I’m a ‘Russian Propagandist’.
Это так приятно видеть вас, товарищ!
Oh, and the US Dept. of State is RIGHT THERE, fighting the good fight against RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA!
After all, truth is the motto of the State Department!
Oh… er …I think that I just lied.
But hey, they might be lying liars, but they’re OUR lying liars. Our lies smell better than theirs.
(Or, something like that.)
Well, if Obama says it, it must be true.
This is what happens when you have no values.
More and more of this is going to happen. I spent several years of Hell, in grade school, because of evil children raised by evil parents. Eventually, I was rescued, but I still bear the scars. But, I am so sorry about this poor girl. And, her parents.
What an evil generation.
I had no idea that the inventor of General Tso’s Chicken was here in Taipei. This was a man that made Chinese food taste good.
And, that is what I thought real Chinese food was like.
(Only in Taipei, have I ever eaten so many double quarter pounders!)
The Third World has always been the ‘proving ground’ for the plans by the Elites.
I’m just glad that they seem to have almost ignored Taiwan. Almost.
They’re creeping up on us. All of us.
I have been a troublemaker in every church that I’ve ever been in. I was kicked out of high school for it as well.
I just cannot help myself.
Don’t give me a microphone if you want inconvenient truth to go unheard. And yes, I was at a friends’ wedding reception… and …okay, I’ll leave it at that.
And, I am currently acting as a ‘troublemaker’ at our current church. It’s painful, and I hate being the voice that’s always making people uncomfortable. But, a little (or Little) discomfort now is better than complete failure, later.
And, I really do hate being the one to always talk about stuff like this.
So, it’s good to see that David Wilkerson appreciates a troublemaker like me.
Someone was caught distributing ‘white supremacist’ material to whip up a racist fury. But, they discovered that he was black.
Don’t you just LOVE the Elites?
They make all kinds of plans, just to make your life awful – but, for what they say is your own good.
And, they’ll blame it on Trump.
There is definitely a connection between Sun activity and earthquakes, however it’s not the only story. There are also electromagnetic emissions from the ground that precede an earthquake. My wife has been evaluating earthquake prediction models, and I’ve been roped into it with my book, Ezekiel’s Fire.
Isaiah 30 talks about massive, catastrophic earthquakes at the time of Ezekiel’s Fire, and that is something to pay attention to.
Anyway, Ben Davidson appears to have created an earthquake prediction model that more accurate and scientific than anything that I have seen so far.
If you are interested in earthquakes, you probably want to pay attention to this.
It looks like the lamestream media is getting their comeuppance. It’s good to see a little lawfare being used against such a vile rag. The disinformation warriors need to be shut down.
I had no idea that THIS was the origin of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Now, I may be shocked, but I’m not surprised. These movements had been surging with the growth of the printing press for a while.
Just listen if you can. And, I bet that they didn’t teach you this stuff in school.
Just for your information, assuming that you were unsure about the details of why Assange has been seeking asylum.
Sweden is VERY agreeable to extraditing, Julian Assange to the US, and Mr. Assange isn’t stupid. Furthermore, we’ve seen this kind of thing happen before. The US wants Assange dead.
Although, Mr. Assange should probably stop sleeping around. All kinds of bad things happen to you, when you do that.
Joel from the comment section shared this article from 2001. The reasons for why aliens would not and cannot visit Earth are numerous. I have my own set of reasons, but this one raises important points about travel.
Now, I enjoy a good science fiction story. They call it the literature of ideas, and there are a lot of fun ideas out there. But, to confuse science fiction with science fact…
Seriously, folks. Get a grip.
THERE. ARE. NO. ALIENS.
Oh, and who didn’t see this coming?
I once, in a fit of insanity, said that India might be a good place to bug out to. Because their abortion rate is so low.
Unfortunately, I forgot that their insanity rate was so high.
We knew that they would try this. History shows that they always do this.
But, the truth has a way of getting out.
Unfortunately, history also shows us the price, paid in lives, for the truth.
Except for the reference to male bovine effluent, I am impressed. He even quoted Mark Twain:
“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”
Well done, Denzel. Unfortunately, the lying liars of the media will not pay attention.
Ah yessssss… the wails and cries of the media.
Music to my ears.
Unfortunately, it won’t last, ‘cuz we never learn.
Wow. Wapo admits that it’s story on ‘Fake News’ might be FAKE.
This is an important point about ‘conspiracies’. Yes, they exist. But, they aren’t quite as powerful as people assume. In other ways, they are MORE powerful, but not in the area of direct manipulation.
Satan is stuck with having to corrupt God’s people. Only when Christians have become thoroughly corrupt, can Satan’s manipulations work. But, even then… manipulations are limited.
THE ORGANIZED RAPE OF CHILDREN
I hope that you will forgive me for wanting these people dead. With a thorough trial, first to establish the facts… then, a swift execution.
God help us all.
I would like to know who told Milo to shut up.
I’m not a fan of ANYONE who is openly gay, and I try hard to not provide links to/about people who openly and loudly proclaim a degenerate life.
But, Milo was told to shut up.
I’d like to know why.
This category has expanded significantly. It’s as if the flood gates on this issue have opened. It’s an indication of the seriousness of the situation. And, it’s very serious, indeed.
Ethiopia is an extremely corrupt government and has made worthless promises that they will carefully fill the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. I believe that they will fill that dam as fast as possible, drying up the Nile, just as chapter 19 of Isaiah said that they would.
It is said that they will begin filling the dam, next year.
This is going to be traumatic for Egypt – just as Isaiah said.
Finally, someone besides ‘Yours Truly’ is talking about Isaiah 19. In this case, it’s Joseph Farah, but he doesn’t really get into the subject.
Think of it as an ‘honorable mention’.
I don’t like giving credit to Thomas Malthus, especially since this situation could have been avoided if Egypt wasn’t Muslim, and if the military wasn’t so corrupt.
Also, you won’t be able to read all of this, but those that understand Egypt won’t really need more than the summary, which is here:
A long believed to be discredited theory of Malthusian demographic crisis event is currently unfolding in the ME-Africa region.
Egypt is a perfect example of this, with “Arab Spring” being just the first symptom. Things about to get worse in the region.
We may be a global recession or global food price spike away from catastrophe on a scale humanity may have never before experienced.
Consider insurance against global instability, such as gold, positioning for a possible spike in petroleum in case Gulf exports are disrupted and selling European assets on signs of instability.
All that you really need to know is…
MASSIVE corruption and misuse of water.
Islam and MORE Islam.
No willingness to seek for the kinds of high tech answers that Israel has found.
Meddling from external actors, like the US Dept. of State.
That should be enough to cause wholesale death and destruction, when this dam starts to fill in earnest.
Okay, this is the latest in a series of articles that I have not read. They’re long, but they look like they have some interesting facts here. I will try to find time to read them all.
I don’t think that I’ll agree with his conclusions, but I’m more interested in the facts. If you want to beat me ‘to the punch’ on this one, let me know what you think.
And, this is what Egypt is doing to try and stop that dam.
Unfortunately for Egypt, it won’t work.
Okay, this ‘article’ is short, so I can just quote the whole thing, here:
Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam on the Nile will damage Egypt on many levels, the professor of water resources at Cairo University warned on Friday.
Speaking to Quds Press, Professor Nader Nouriddin said that the dam is going to decrease Egypt’s annual portion of water from River Nile by 12 billion cubic metres. Drought conditions in Lake Nasser are also likely, he added.
This will have the effect of making the water shortage in Egypt much worse, said Nouriddin. As a result, all land reform and agricultural projects are likely to grind to a halt as water reserves fall. This will, he believes, have an inevitable negative impact on food supply.
Describing the dam as an “oppressive” move by Ethiopia, the academic claimed that its sole aim is to deprive Egypt of its portion of Nile water. He pointed out that the dam itself is liable to be damaged by the great floods which happen every 10 years or so. “This will cause a massive disaster in Sudan and Egypt.”
“This project consists of a series of four dams which are enough for 200 billion cubic metres of water in the Blue Nile,” explained Nouriddin. “By accepting the Renaissance Dam, we automatically accept the other dams.” We have to ask what will remain for Egypt, he concluded.
Hmmm… FOUR dams. And, his point about accepting one… then accepting all …is accurate. And, the Bible DOES speak to MULTIPLE dams. Not just one.
But, the claim that the dam’s ‘sole aim’ is to take Egypt’s water… well, that’s typical of Egyptian hyperbole.
The events that are descending upon us, will try our souls. How many of us survive those trials will depend upon your location and your preparations.
Please prepare for the worst period of time in human history. America will be ground zero, followed by Europe. Other places will be devastated, but those two areas will be hit the worst – at least, as I see it now.
No place will be safe, but there are some places that will be safer than others.
Please, prepare for the worst.
I accidentally stumbled over this, and it makes me SOOOOO thankful that I live in Taiwan. But, having said that, their experience will be the same almost everywhere. Yes, their legal problems are bizarre, but culturally… that’s the way it is.
And yes, I have 21 years of experience behind me on this.
But really, it’s okay. This world is not our own. We’re just passing through…
And, I’m married to the most awesome woman on that planet, and I love the Chinese people. And, they like me too.
God is my country.
How about you?
PLEASE do NOT follow the lemmings.
Trump will NOT call off the catastrophe that’s rolling down on us.
One of the biggest rules of surviving ANYTHING is…
…DON’T BE STUPID.
Okay, so Trump won.
This is good, because it means that Clinton lost.
This category speaks to the aftermath of the Trump win. My hope is that I’ll be able to close this category out, when the world realizes that Trump will not be as good as people hoped, or as bad as they feared.
Trump will be just one more president, in a long line of presidents, that compromized on the ideals that are the foundation of America. (Either that, or the Deep State will assassinate him.)
A view on the anti-Trump “I always get my way, or I cry” generation. From Britain AND Brussels – since he’s a Member of the European Parliament.
I like this guy.
Here’s the last line in the article:
It looks like Trump is immediately filling his administration with swamp creatures, just like Obama did before him. The time for cheerleading is over. The time for accountability is now.
I’m afraid to say that he’s right.
Yeah, but something tells me that Trump is going follow the Elite line. Too many Elites in the cabinet. Too many.
Trump is upsetting the apple cart!
(Do we still have ‘apple carts’?)
Here’s the first one in this article:
Mr. Trump talks to the president of Taiwan, becoming the first U.S. president or president-elect to do so since 1979.
The media are in a tizzy.
I like that. I like it a lot.
Anything that upsets 37 years of ‘Establishment Diplomacy’ can’t be all bad.
Anyone who upsets the Media this much can’t be all bad, either.
Of course, ‘can’t be all bad’ isn’t the same as being good. But, I’ll take what I can get.
And hey, General Tso’s chicken is IMPORTANT!
(Who knew that Taiwan was such a big deal?)
Of course, lots of Taiwanese aren’t real happy with Tsai Ing-wen. She was a ‘protest vote’ – sorta like a more leftist Trump.
But, it wasn’t a ‘gimmick’, and China knows it.
Yup. I’m with Scott on this.
Trump is NOT stupid.
It’s The Firewall with Bill Whittle.
That foul woman continues to spew her very own brand of evil and villany. What Bill says is exactly how I think. The way that he said it, and what he said.
The only thing that Bill left out was the eternal damnation in her future. If she will not repent of her evil, then I pray that she meets that damnation, soon.
A lot of these people, I don’t like. A number of them I don’t know. I like a few, but they aren’t in the ‘big positions’.
But, even if the Trump’s cabinet was full of people of the character and morality of Pence, it still wouldn’t matter.
And yes, Pence is a VERY good guy. The church that he goes to is exceptional and treats him like any other member. And, friends who know him… well …they say nothing but good about him.
But, the rest… Ben Carson seems good. Steve Bannon seems good.
As for the rest… Well, we’ll just hafta see.
My hope is that this isn’t just theater on the part of Trump.
Hopefully, Boeing will say “Yes sir. We’ll cut the cost, sir!”
Of course, what they’ll probably do instead is hire a sniper.
Okay, if you like Hardees and Carl’s Jr., you will like this guy. Or, maybe you’ll like this guy.
I just find it to be an ironic development for a nation that has seen job growth in only one place… the restaurant industry.
Of course, that growth will be very short-lived.
Welcome to the future America.
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL COLLAPSE
We’ve been talking about the collapse of the economy and financial system for a very long time, and every day that collapse is delayed… well …the collapse just gets worse and worse. Eventually, it will be an explosion that will devastate the world and lead to chaos, confusion, death, destruction and war. Lots and lots of war.
In fact, it has begun already.
By the time that you see it, it will be too late to do anything about it.
If you have a pension, you are in trouble, if you depend upon that pension – or will depend upon it.
If you own a home in a state where there a lot of ‘state pensions’, your property taxes will rocket to the sky. If you think that you will have trouble paying those taxes… well …I can’t recommend anything to you, ‘cuz someone would sue me. But, I’ll tell you what I would do. I’d sell it. Quickly.
When interest rates go up – AND THEY WILL – the resale value of your home will go down. Now, if you think that you’ll never sell your house, EVER, then holding on to it might be a good idea.
Just remember to have a ‘Plan B’.
And, here’s the article that Jsnip4 was referring to.
Seriously. Move OUT of the US, or pay for those pension disasters. But, if you DO wish to pay for a ‘pension disaster’, please move to a state where the ‘pension disaster’ is lower. Like… oh …the American Redoubt, West Virginia or my lovely home state of Indiana.
The title is really all that you need to know, except that this video also tells you that the FED will be required to raise rates this month – because of the lies that are being told about the job numbers.
They’ve lied themselves into a corner, and now you and I pay for those lies.
Look at the graph at the bottom of the page… look how long it took to get this way…
It exploded with a BANG.
The US dollar will one day – probably soon – look like that chart.
Please. Do not be at ‘ground zero’ when inflation ‘explodes with a BANG’.
Okay, this will be a bit hard to work through for most. But, for those who understand the term ‘dollar shortage’… well, it’s a sign.
Here’s the summary:
The eurodollar market is the world’s largest and most important funding market.
How it functions, how it used to function pre-GFC, and how it has largely broken down since the 2008 crisis is key to understanding global capital flows in the financial markets. Everything from equities to fixed income, and indeed currencies, is affected. It is indeed pivotal to the Insider alert you’ve just received if you’re a member of our Insider circle so you’ll know what I’m talking about and if we’re correct there exists extraordinary asymmetry in being on the right side of what’s happening here.
I’ll follow up with part II where I will go into why the eurodollar market isn’t functioning properly, who’s to blame, and what this means to us as investors so be sure to watch your inbox if you’re on the free subscriber list.
I’ll leave you with a question:
What would happen to global communications if we took English out of the picture?
Yeah, I thought so.
Bad news kids. And, you will NOT like what replaces the dollar. (And please don’t talk to me about SDRs.)
You might not understand most of this article. Lots of financialese, here. If you don’t understand the ‘Risk Free Rate’, then just cut to the conclusion. And, you’ll find it here:
The conclusion from all the above? Get ready to live in an era of rising interest rates. It’s going to be unfamiliar territory for all of us…
What will likely happen? The unrelenting upward march in asset prices we’ve enjoyed over the past several decades is over. People won’t be able to pay as much for stuff because the financing costs will be higher.
Falling asset prices should be in the cards. We’re already seeing that with bonds, and housing and stocks should follow over the next few quarters. The higher rates go, the farther the fall should be.
The Fed will be in a tough spot as this unfolds. Right now, the Fed has little power to slow things down, as the core interest rate it sets is already nearly 0%. It will likely raise rates as it can along with the market, provided it can do so without killing the economy. There’s a lot of precedent for this; historically, the Fed’s interest rate has usually followed the market vs leading it. The Fed will want to gain some maneuvering room to drop rates at some point in the future if it feels it needs to.
At some point, if we risk entering a full deflationary rout, the world’s central planners may well indeed pull out an arsenal of tricks similar to what we saw following the 2008 crisis. We may eventually see liquidity-injection programs so extreme that hyperinflation becomes a valid concern. But that time is not now.
For now, we recommend getting out of debt. Especially variable rate, non-self-liquidating debt (credit cards being a great example). As we’ve said many times, in periods of deflation, debt can be a stone-cold killer.
Be sure to have positioned your financial portfolio to take into account the risks to stocks/bonds/etc raised here. Read our primer on hedging. Read the Financial Capital chapter from our book Prosper! (we’ve made it available to read for free here). Talk with our endorsed financial adviser (again, free of charge) if you’re having difficulty finding a good one to discuss this topic with.
And to really understand what life will be like as interest rates turn from a tailwind into a headwind for the global economy, read this report we published earlier this year, when the markets first buckled in 2016.
All of that is important, and it’s a ‘best case scenario’. This guy is assuming that our world will survive the drying up of oil, natural gas and coal. He’s assuming that there will BE a ‘risk free rate’.
But, with a ‘best case scenario’ that’s THIS BAD…
RUN FOR THE HILLS!
The title is really all that you need on this one.
Outlook on Italian banks is negative?
It’s not like we hadn’t figured this out already, but at least it’s now official.
And China. Again, you only need the title.
And, some of the Chinese are aware that gravity will take effect… any moment now.
Here is the equation that shows how the markets work now:
If a financial crisis appears (A) The central banks will intervene (B)
If the central banks intervene (B) The “markets” go up (C)
Thus, we need more financial chaos (A) To make even more all time “market” highs (C)
I think that my brain just exploded.
This article says that this is the worst fast food market in five years.
That is NOT a good sign. Not at all.
And no, it’s not because people are moving upscale.
It looks like some people were paying attention to the future, and decided to do the smart thing. And, the government doesn’t like people to do the ‘smart thing’.
If I had a pension or a 401k (and my wife and I did) I would cash out ASAP. (And, we did)
And, I’m betting that he’s had to up his medication, too.
And now, Moody’s jumps in with a ratings cut.
LOOK OUT BELOOOOOOW!
Just in case you bought (and drank) the Koolaid of the Lame Stream Media, here’s a bit of truth on REAL GDP that no one – not even your business school – is telling you.
Real GDP peaked in the early seventies.
Now, gold bugs want to tell you that this is due to Nixon’s closing of the ‘gold window’ in 1971. Sorry, but that is not the right answer.
There’s something else that happened in 1971. And, it’s far more important than gold and the gold standard.
1971 marked the peak in American oil production. And, there was even talk of invading Saudi Arabia to get more, but they chose to go the petrodollar route, instead.
Tell me again that Peak Oil is a myth?
Really. I enjoy a good fantasy.
Italy might very well be where Pastor Wilkerson’s prophecy begins.
Having said that, recent ‘prophecy failures’ has made me cautious about such things. But, that ‘Italian Domino’ is BIG. And, it will surely knock out lots of others.
Whatever savings you have… whatever assets you have… make sure that they are easily convertible into cash and/or will retain their value. And yes, also have cash. When the banks go down, you will be glad that you have it.
Okay, I just said that you need to have cash. And, that is undoubtedly true. But, if ALL of your money is in cash… well, Venezuela indicates how badly that can turn out for you.
GOLD AND SILVER
When economic and financial collapse comes your way, you need something tangible to weather the storm. Right now, I cannot think of anything tangilble that is so fiercely undervalued and universally recognized as gold and silver.
There might be other things that are better. I just can’t see ’em. If you can think of something better, share it with us.
It looks like the reasons for buying gold keep going up, as the ‘paper gold’ traders try to push it down.
Do you have gold?
After feeling sorry for the suffering of the poor Indians, I began to realize something interesting. The writer – who appears to be Indian – kept mentioning the concept of a basic ‘morality’, the idea that all human beings have an inherent value.
Indian culture does not have this concept. Chinese culture does not have this concept. African culture does not have this concept.
Muslim culture does not have this concept.
So, who DOES have this concept?
Yet, everyone wants to forget that Christianity was what gave us our concept of ‘human rights’.
One of the reasons why I like ‘Simon Black’, is that he understands history and shares that history with his readers.
I try to do the same, when I can.
Read this, if you can. It’s interesting, and it makes a vital point.
You need to have items of universally recognized value that are independent of the system.
And history tells us that ALL systems collapse. The only system that cannot collapse is the Kingdom of God.
You will think that this is an anti-gold article. It is NOT. What it is, is a warning to be more clever with the gold that you have.
Oh, and there’s this line in the article:
Evidence suggests the politically connected, and their friends, knew about the ban on cash and acted in advance. Everyone else is stuck.
You will not need to ‘know in advance’. YOU ALREADY KNOW!
Take those worthless pieces of paper and buy something that will hold its value. I like gold and silver, and I have NEVER been a gold bug. And, I am STILL not a gold bug.
An interesting discussion on value density.
The one with the QR code is interesting. I don’t have enough money to really think about one of those. But, the point about needing a ‘Plan B’ is a good one.
These are at least worth a chuckle. And, it might save you from going nuts.
I had a bit of a laugh at these, and I hope that you will too.
And notice the date… He got that out QUICK!
Linda sent this to me, and it’s a lot of fun. Great music. Uplifting, even.
Unfortunately, Trump will be unable to do all of those things, but it’s a nice that someone thinks that it’s possible.
And yes, I want to believe it. I really do. But, these are the Last Days. Those of us reading our Bibles… well …we know what that means.
But, enjoy the video. It’s four minutes and twenty seconds of fun.
And, this was from October. Wow. This guy is good!
I actually laughed at a few of these. And, the irony… lots of that, too.
Too bad that it looks like a Photoshop.
Okay, living here in Taiwan… this is NOT a surprise. Those living in China would be even LESS surprised.
In fact, we might even laugh, although some might say, “That’s not funny!”
Of course, it is… and …it isn’t.
Actually that IS a definition of insanity.
Yup. That’s the recount.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a joke, which might mean that it belongs elsewhere…
Wait. A governor with pet chickens. Running around the governor’s mansion.
Of course, these were the pets that their kids wanted. So, I understand that you can do some pretty crazy things when you have kids.
But, um… chickens. In the governor’s mansion.
It’s funny. It’s ridiculous. Which is probably why I like it.
(I want video!)
Oh dear. I liked the last one.
Get your irony supplements here. If you haven’t had enough, here’s more.
Oh, and I liked how theburningplatform.com called it:
Post Match Commentary
I laughed. Twice. At least.
Islam is the most vile and Satanic religion on the planet. It is violent, repressive, racist and supremacist. It isn’t just a religion. It’s an ideology that seeks to destroy any nation, country and government that it comes in contact with.
These are the articles that demonstrate what Islam REALLY is.
In fact, let’s go up to the AllahuAck Bar and enslave EVERYONE.
It’s the utterly Satanic thing to do.
Is this maybe why some Muslims, when they are counting their children, only count their boys?
Yup, that is EXACTLY what they’re doing.
An interesting and thorny problem for those Muslims who wish to ‘reform’ Islam – i.e. not drink camel urine.
And yes, I kid you not, camel urine. Camel urine is of MANY reasons why some Muslims want to reject the Hadith. Listen for yourself, if you think that I’m joking.
You need to be braindead to believe this stuff.
We are seeing the fulfillment of the words of Jesus, right now. And, it seems that Islam is leading the way. What insanity!
What is wrong with North America and Europe?
Have they – and we – gone insane?
And, here’s a teeny, tiny quote:
The ruling, which effectively legitimizes Sharia law in Germany, is one of a growing number of instances in which German courts are — wittingly or unwittingly — promoting the establishment of a parallel Islamic legal system in the country.
Does ANYONE in Germany see the insanity of this?
Wellll…. waddaya know! SOMEONE (George Soros) is bringing MUSLIMS into Mexico and sending them across the border into the US. As illegals.
It worked in Europe… It must work in the US.
They are trying to bring down the developed world, using hordes of Muslim migrants.
This is nothing short of amazing. The Italian government is HELPING the Migrant Muslims flood into Europe. HELPING!
Is there ANY logic to this insanity?
What are they trying to do?
I think that this might have been the ultimate source for Bill Still’s video.
This is BEYOND revolting. That part of the Mediterranean needs to be declared a Naval Exclusion Zone. At the very least, all vessels need to be ‘tagged’. They should be sunk if they are found to be harboring illegals. Or, transporting illegals.
And, their owners should be thrown in jail. For a very long time.
Unfortunately, not outraged enough.
Here’s the summary:
Four officers were injured (two badly burned) when around 15 “youths” (Muslim gang-members) swarmed their cars and hurled rocks and firebombs at them. Police were aggrieved when the minister of interior called the attackers “little wild ones.” Police and opposition politicians replied that the attackers were not “little wild ones but criminals who attacked police to kill.”
Two students at a vocational training school in Calais attacked a teacher, and one fractured the teacher’s jaw and several teeth — because the teacher had asked one of the students to get back to work.
“This is a warning. These young people did not attack the school by chance; they wanted to attack the institution, to attack the State.” — Yacine, 21, a student at the University of Paris II.
The riot, which lasted for four nights, broke out after the arrest of a driver who did not stop when asked to by a policeman.
This revolt of one pillar of French society, the police, was the biggest that ever happened in modern France. Yet, virtually no one in France’s mainstream media covered the event.
“Everything that represents state institutions (…) is now subjected to violence based on essentially sectarian and sometimes ethnic excesses, fueled by an incredible hatred of our country. We must be blind or unconscious not to feel concern for national cohesion”. — Thibaud de Montbrial, lawyer and expert on terrorism.
As I read that, I realized that it sounded a lot like a place that I know well.
But, there’s a difference between Israel and France.
Israel never surrenders.
The content is horrifying, but the irony is that German digital publishing company Axel Springer SE is blocking the video. On ‘copyright grounds’.
They’ve been spending too much time at the Ack Bar.
Paul Benson is reposting this. And, I think that it’s well worth reading again – or, for the first time, if you haven’t already done so.
Israelis understand this one. I’ve seen it myself. If America doesn’t get it – and she won’t – there will be blood in the streets.
When Jesus said that ‘Ethnos shall rise against Ethnos’ in the Last Days, He wasn’t kidding.
Excellent article, Paul.
GOG AND MAGOG
I’ve been writing about the coming of Gog and Magog for a while. You can find a lot of that, here:
And, the articles below point to that coming. I really, Really, REALLY hope that you’ll be ready for this. Please read Ezekiel’s Fire to make sure. (And yes, it’s free.)
With Aleppo turning into a ‘mopping up operation’, the question is… what will the Gulf Arabs and Turkey do in response?
Will they pull back, regroup and make an attempt somewhere else?
Or, will they ramp up their efforts with those rebels that are still fighting in other, less strategic areas.
Only time will tell.
When you see such measures announced you know that there are serious troubles ahead. And, when trouble arrives, the Turks have a penchant for war.
In desperation, Turkey moves deeper into the loving arms of Russia. And, Iran.
When that isn’t enough – and it won’t be – they’ll turn to war. They always have.
But hey, those Turkish carpets are going to be REAL cheap!
Stefan Molyneux does a pretty good job of describing the run-up to World War III. Unfortunately, Stefan is an Atheist/Agnostic. Therefore, he doesn’t know that this is the fulfillment of Ezekiel 36, Ezekiel 37, Ezekiel 38, Ezekiel 39, Zechariah 12, Zechariah 13, and Isaiah 30.
If you don’t have God, you have NO CHANCE of surviving all of that. And, if you have God, it doesn’t matter if you ‘survive’.
The Quag gets more Mire. Think of it as Aleppo 2.0 – the Iraqi version.
Okay, there is some good material in this monlogue by Professor Filip Kovacevic. It’s wide-ranging as always and full of insights that you won’t get anywhere else, unless you know Russian.
Syria really is shaping up to be the jumping off point for Gog and Magog.
As the Syrian and Iranian troops finish the capture of Aleppo, what will the Syrians find?
Will they find rock solid evidence of US involvement in this war?
The fall of Aleppo is accelerating. Also accelerating is American foolishness.
America is OPENLY supporting the rebels. OPENLY.
The vile and filthy rebels in Syria are losing. Good.
The problem is that the Syrian government has never shown itself to be that much better than these awful rebels (who are really just mercenaries).
I’ve always wondered where Gomer and Togarmah might have been coming from.
The Land of Israel and the People of Israel are at the heart of what is happening in these Last Days. God is at work IN Israel and WITH Israel.
If you are against Israel, then you are a supporter of Islam and Satan.
If you are FOR Israel, then you support the work of God and the victory that God will have over Lucifer.
Please join me in that battle.
This is a less-than-five-minute story about a man who was born to hate, and was changed by the truth.
There aren’t enough stories like this, but I treasure them, when I see them.
I’m sticking this here, because the UN is happy to report vastly inflated Palestinian ‘casualties’, when they start a war with Israel.
Dontcha’ just LOVE that double standard?
I can’t tell you how often I’ve wanted to take a baseball bat the United Nations. That is one of the most vile organizations on the planet. They are evil, through and through.
And, let’s not forget useless. And, corrupt. And, incompetent.
In fact, the only thing that really keeps them from actually achieving their goals is their uselessness, corruption and COMPLETE incompetence.
And, they’re in New York. The future site for a mushroom cloud?
Who knows? (Well, God certainly does.)
And, I’ve only covered a couple of articles from Marcel. In fact, I recommend that you subscribe. If you like my stuff… well, you’ll definitely like what Marcel is putting out.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. Click it for a discussion on preparation.)
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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