Day Ten: Positive Self-Image

AKA The Scapegoat Theory

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It would be so easy to play into the hands of those who would have us argue with one another over what are essentially petty issues in the grand scheme of things.  Too bad, cause the satisfaction of telling someone that they’ve got their “facts” wrong is not worth it to me.  In my mind, we’re mostly all wrong, anyways.  Our information is incomplete.

Here are a few things that you may have not heard before:

  • The U.S. Federal Reserve is insolvent.  Their debt is 77 times that of the amount of capital they have.  In 2008, prior to the recession, that ratio was 22 to 1.  Their debt is $4.3 trillion with $56 billion in capital.
  • The U.S. banking system is $60 trillion in debt.  The debt used to be 2x the rate of growth to the economy until the mid-2000s and has increased to 30x the rate of growth.
  • The global derivatives market (speculation with our finances – essentially gambling) is worth $710 trillion, where as global GDP is only $72.6 trillion – one tenth of the value of the speculations.
  • American treasuries (debt) is owned by foreign interests like China and Russia, who have been dumping the currency recently.  Foreign holdings of U.S. treasuries are plummeting, meaning that Americans are shouldering more of their debt.
  • American rivals, enemies, and terrorists also operate in financial markets.  When Russia was about to invade Crimea, they first dumped U.S. treasuries month by month before invading.  China followed suit, which stagnates America’s responsiveness.  This is economic warfare.  If you are unconvinced, there is a war room in the U.S. Treasury building.
  • A mystery donor in Belgium bought hundreds of billions of US treasuries and saved America from a crisis.  But who was it and why did they want to bail our America?  Belgium is likely a front and can be the FED bailing itself out.
  • Since the 1970s, the the U.S. currency has been used as the Petrodollar – how oil is priced.  Nixon made an agreement with Saudi Arabia through Henry Kissenger.  They decided that the USD will be used as the Petrodollar in exchange for America guaranteeing Saudi Arabian national security.  But in September of 2013, Obama annointed Iran as regional hegemonic power, therefore undermining Saudi Arabia’s national security.
  • Russia is the largest world exporter of oil.  Even though they are not a part of OPEC, they do use the Petrodollar.  But financial and governmental elites in Russia are saying that “the world has changed.”  Russia and China (the world’s fastest growing economy) have recently signed an energy agreement, and once there is enough trade between their two nations, they can begin trading in a new global reserve currency.
  • Gold reserves are surging in China, which has acquired 3000 tonnes (they say they only have 1000 tonnes, so these are unofficial import figures).  The world intelligence communities know they are likely trying to hedge against the collapse of the U.S. dollar.
  • China’s economy is likely on the verge of collapse as well. They have a shadow banking system, which has been buying assets that are about to crash –  construction is 50% of China’s GDP growth, but they are building ghost cities that will never be filled because it takes an average of 18 years of income for the Chinese to afford a house.  The chairman of the Bank of China has called it a Ponzi scheme.  Their economy is about to hit the breaks.
  • There is a premeditated plan at the IMF to replace the U.S. Dollar as the global reserve currency.  They have stated that the dollar reigns supreme by default.  They have the capacity to enact Special Drawing Rights – world money, without the nefarious name – and the IMF will bail out the FED with money from private interests.
  • Smart investors are buying Euros to protect from the decline of the USD.  Europe has 10000 tonnes of gold, while the U.S. has only 8000 tonnes.
  • The DOW just hit 20,000 points this past week – a record high, being shouted from the rooftops!  But what you won’t hear on the news is this: stocks will likely fall 70% in the financial sector in coming times because of the debt bubble.
  • Invest in what people can’t live without.  Michael Burry, the investor who realized that America’s subprime mortgage market was about to default in 2008 is investing in food.  He is buying land to grow fruit, which is a great way to export water rich resources.  Energy, goods and services and water are critical hard assets, with water investments up 200% so far.
  • Warren Buffet has recently acquired the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, oil and natural gas resources.
  • Reagan wouldn’t do anything without first checking his horoscope.

OK, well that last one is mostly bizarre and peculiar, but there is so much to know about our history and how we got to where we are now.  Risk is the game of global domination.  Do we think that the entire collapse of the world system is going to happen because of one man who has been in power for one week?  I wonder why we would believe that?

Ever heard of the concept of the scapegoat?

Education is for life itself.  Don’t believe anything that anyone tells you without first questioning it from all angles and testing it against things that you already believe.  This process may call into question everything you believe at times, but what is this life if not a learning process?  Are you willing to believe that you know all there is to know?  How often have you been surprised by world events?  Because there are many who are not surprised in the least by the big events that take place.  There are many who follow history so thoroughly that they can virtually predict the so-called ‘unpredictable’ world events that the media will tell us came out of nowhere and no one anticipated them.

The propaganda machine has been thriving since Edward Bernays invented the term ‘public relations’ (he was the nephew of Sigmund Freud).  The purpose of the media is to mediate between us and the elites.  Never forget who pays the media conglomerates’ bills… it’s the corporations.  We agreed to a trickle-down system, which includes the trickling down of our rights, and the information that we get about the entire process of giving up our resources to transnational corporations.  And since our mainstream news media channels are subsidiaries of transnational corporations as well, their allegiance may or may not belong to any one nation.  I’ll let you think about it and decide for yourself.

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For now, I will remind you that 1% of Americans own about 90% of the wealth.  And something that you may not know, Russia and Mexico have the most millionaires and billionaires per capita.  China has also recently just announced that they have a million millionaires, whose personal wealth exceeded $21 trillion in 2015, about the same amount as China’s annual GDP.

Who do you think has the power?  And do you think that those who have the power want to share it with the rest of us?  – Or is their wealth growing every year while our debt is growing in near-direct proportion?  And how does one maintain power?  Not just with physical resources… just ask our friend Edward Bernays and he will tell you:

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
― Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda

Fear not, friends.  We are in this together.  Arm yourselves with wisdom but live in peace.  Knowledge has the capacity to save us when we wield it for the purposes of good and share it abundantly.  Those who have ruled us have hoarded it for too long.

In the spirit of sharing abundantly, my intention for today’s Zen meditation is to live without fear, to dive into the ocean of knowledge and swim and play in it, surfing it’s currents to new places and good feelings.  Knowledge is powerful and must be treated with respect. But in submitting to fear, we grow an indifference/anger/dispassion to knowledge that keeps us from giving it the care that it deserves.  And, of course, sharing is caring.

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