Let The Playoff Games begin!
For those who are sports-challenged, a playoff is a game or series of games played to break a tie or win a championship. But in this case, there’s one significant difference: every one of us is in this game. Why should we care? Because our inattention to the outcome of these games could determine whether or not we win or lose. And the stakes have never been higher. The prize has never been bigger, and the consequences for the losers will never be more grave.
“So who’s playing?” you wonder. No two teams in the world’s history have ever been assembled with so much to win or lose. In the playbook: (1) the power elite and corrupt governments of the modern world vs. (2) the working class and the world’s billions of people. However. Unlike other games we play, this one has infinitely more complex properties and unpredictable outcomes. And the rules of the game are that there are no rules. That is because Free Choice is at work, while much mischief is afoot. Team players can and do move back and forth between the two teams at will or by chance. Nothing seems clear, yet everything is clear.
“Well, what if I’m a betting man and want to place a wager? How will I know what to gamble?”
Richard Ebeling writing for The Daily Bell said, “ We cannot predict tomorrow’s knowledge today Those authors could not imagine a worldwide technological revolution before the component that made it all possible was created by man. Our inescapably imperfect knowledge means we can never predict our own future. If we could predict tomorrow’s knowledge and its potentials, then we would already know everything today – and we would even know we knew it!” – See more at: http://www.thedailybell.com/editorials/35954/Richard-Ebeling-Forecasting-the-Future-and-Winning-Liberty/?uuid=6F7F952F-5056-9627-3C0BBCCD7ADAEB21#sthash.jiHoTQ4u.dpuf
“Well how does this game work? If so much is at stake, where are the goal posts? And we all can feel the clock ticking down. The whole world feels it. And of course, everyone has an opinion about how to win and what to do to avoid catastrophe. Is “catastrophe” even a possibility?”
I’ll let you be the judge of that. Let’s start by looking at the pawns in The Game.
The Banksters – Pawns of the Power Elite – “Follow the Money”
Gerald Celente writes of “bankism,” saying it is fast becoming the dominant global economic system. It’s not capitalism anymore. Capitalism means there’s no such thing as too big to fail, and the too big to fails are the banks. The banks are the ones running the show, not only in the United States but in a country near you. For example, we saw the Dow nosedive in the beginning of December and then it hit new highs by the end of the year. Why? Because the central bank, the Federal Reserve, said they were going to keep interest rates low. They have not raised interest rates now since 2006. So the banks are controlling the world economy, not only in the United States; you look over in the European Central Bank and it’s the same thing over there. They have negative interest rates. What did they do? In the States they had a round of quantitative easing and now you’ll see in 2015 the European Central Bank will not only want to be buying government bonds; more than likely they’ll be buying corporate bonds.
So the banks are in control. So bankism has replaced capitalism. There is no such thing as a company rising and falling on its own when you’re a bank. They’re in control.[From an interview by Anthony Wile of The Daily Bell with Gerald Celente, publisher of the Trends Journal, Founder/Director of the Trends Research Institute and author of the highly acclaimed and best selling books, Trend Tracking and Trends 2000 (Warner Books).] – The Daily Bell, December 28, 2014. Threatening Western Freedoms With Trans-Pacific/Atlantic Treaties.
On World Governments and Too Big To Fail Businesses
Government’s role: Grow big government regulatory compliance to serve as the puppeteer of the elites. Tools include media manipulation by propaganda, misinformation and obstruction; an unlimited fiat money supply; and an unending stream of willing puppeteers and overseers. Continuing with the above-mentioned interview:
- Daily Bell: You are concerned about the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Can you explain why? Under the agreement, you write, multinational rulers and their dictates will rule the land.
Gerald Celente: They’re selling the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its European sister, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, as though they’re trade deals and they’re not. It’s a multinational takeover. There are plenty of trade deals in place, and it’s estimated that very, very few pages of this agreement have anything to do with trade.
But we don’t know all the details because we the people – in the country that supposedly exports democracy and is the beacon of freedom – we’re not allowed to look at it, and neither are the senators and congressmen. The only people working on it are the multinational corporations. What this does is takes away sovereign rights of nations and they become overruled by multinational regulations and laws. The multinationals become the rulers of your country. And not only in terms of trade and commerce but also in basic sovereign rights going down to freedom of speech.
It’s a multinational takeover at every level and it will affect probably two-thirds of the world’s population.
Daily Bell: How will these billions of people react? Do you see any effective counter to that?
Gerald Celente: Not in the United States or North America. They’re countering it in Europe. They just had a meeting in Brussels and several thousand people demonstrated against it, and they’re demonstrating throughout Europe against it. But in North America it’s rarely if ever mentioned in the news, and most people have no idea about it. And to make it even more draconian and to see, going back again to the bankism, that this isn’t capitalism and it’s certainly not democracy – when it does hit the United States it’s going to be presented to Congress on the fast track, which means there won’t be any debate on it. They won’t read it; they’ll just vote on it, like any good dictatorship would do. The merger of state and corporate powers is called fascism. When you have private companies running the prisons, private companies running the world, it’s fascist. It’s corporations over the government.
” How can they get away with that?” you bluster.
Military’s Role: The World’s Policemen (CIA, NSA, FBI, IMF/BIS, NATO, EU, et al.)
Much of the money circulating in the world today ends up in the hands of the military industrial complex, by whatever names you call them. America and the West’s spy and defense industries have become the military arm for the world power elite enforcers of imposed globalism. Some claim globalism will cure our environmental mythologies. Others seem to think we need a global response to fight terrorism in all its manifestations, by whatever names you want to call it (ISIS, ISIL, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, etc ad nauseam.)
How many people have become a wee bit suspicious that these “terrorists” are being funded by both sides to perpetuate churning world emotions and ever accessible money baskets that will eventually create enough angst to make people demand a global response to run interference? Still others seek military protection over trade and traffic in every kind of natural (and un-natural) resources for political and wealth-generating advantage – oil, drugs, human beings, infanticide, big agriculture, big pharma, transportation, space technology, mass media, entertainment, electronics, healthcare, housing, and control of weaponry, to name a few. Pure entrepreneurship is dying, threatened first by regulation and then by world-wide thuggery and cronyism.
Back to the Daily Bell interview:
- Gerald Celente: We’re moving to war. You have madmen and madwomen that keep pumping and beating the drums for war and you can see this heating up in front of us. It’s so easy to go to war. So propaganda’s a good business to get into. You can do it cheaply, stupidly and get great results. That’s what they’re doing, and they’re leading us to war. It’s cheap propaganda.
To this dirty propaganda list, I would add the Malaysian air disasters, unexplained disappearances of people in key positions of truth-searching and truth-telling or witnessing (Why are central bankers committing suicide in record numbers? 39 so far in just the past couple of years.) Invasions and/or incursions into Ukraine and Crimea. Obama’s Marxist campaign machinery whisked off to Israel to scuttle Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election campaign bid. The Fergason/NYC/Cleveland racial debacle this past summer. And uncountable other stories of mayhem and false dilemmas, none occurring naturally but rather instigated for some obscure political purpose and defended by para-military police on the streets of downtown America or Paris or wherever it rises next. Churning. Emotional, devastating, psychological churning.
So what is this Game? I believe our world has been overtaken by sin and wickedness. The Game is the coming battle between Good (Christ) and Evil (Satan.) Christ fights for the billions of people. Satan guides the power elite. As much as I hate to admit it, Obama is the punishment on America for forsaking God, who set out with America to effect a great experiment by showing the world how to begin to live the godly life. Because of Free Choice and the difficulty of living the godly life, Americans succumbed to Satan’s temptations. Obama is just the handmaiden of Satan attempting to forge the kingdom of Satan on God’s Earth. He is surely full of enough hatred to do the job.
The Outlook for the New Year – Strange Bedfellows
Washington has shaped 2015 to be a year of conflict. The conflict could be intense.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost. Here is what he offers us in terms of understanding the wager we each must make in preparing for our future:
Today the Russian government no longer has any illusion that Europe is capable of an independent foreign policy. Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated publicly that Russia has learned that diplomacy with Europe is pointless, because European politicians represent Washington’s interest, not Europe’s. The Russian and Chinese governments both understand that their existence is threatened by Washington’s hegemonic ambitions. Larchmonter reports that in order to defeat Washington’s plans to marginalize both countries, the Russian and Chinese governments have decided to unify their economies into one and to conjoin their military commands. Henceforth, Russia and China move together on the economic and military fronts. http://www.mediafire.com/view/08rzue8ffism94t/China-
Russia_Double_Helix.docx [Larchmonter 445, Dec.2014]
The US economy–indeed the entire Western orientated economy from Japan to Europe–is a house of cards. Since the economic downturn began seven years ago, the entirety of Western economic policy has been diverted to the support of a few over-sized banks, sovereign debt, and the US dollar. Consequently, the economies themselves and the ability of populations to cope have deteriorated.
he financial markets are based on manipulation, not on fundamentals. The manipulation is untenable. With debt exploding, negative real interest rates make no sense. With real consumer incomes, real consumer credit, and real retail sales stagnant or falling, the stock market is a bubble. With Russia, China, and other countries moving away from the use of the dollar to settle international accounts, with Russia developing an alternative to the SWIFT financial network, the BRICS developing alternatives to the IMF and World Bank, and with other parts of the world developing their own credit card and Internet systems, the US dollar, along with the Japanese and European currencies that are being printed in order to support the dollar’s exchange value, could experience a dramatic drop in exchange value, which would make the import-dependent Western world dysfunctional.
As the US and EU are conducting economic warfare against Russia, Russia could claim that by wrecking the Russian economy the West has deprived Russia of the ability to repay loans to the European banks. If this does not bring down the thinly capitalized EU banks, Russia can announce that as NATO countries are now officially recognized by Russian war doctrine as an enemy of the Russian state, Russia can no longer support NATO’s aggression against Russia by selling natural gas to NATO members. If the shutdown of much of European industry, rapidly rising rates of unemployment, and bank failures do not result in the dissolution of NATO and thus the end of the threat, the Chinese can act.
The Chinese hold a very large amount of dollar-denominated financial assets. Just as the Federal Reserve’s agents, the bullion banks, dump massive shorts onto the bullion futures markets during periods of little activity in order to drive down the bullion price, China can dump the equivalent in US Treasuries of years of Quantitative Easing in a few minutes. If the Federal Reserve quickly creates dollars with which to purchase the enormous quantity of Treasuries so that the financial house of cards does not implode, the Chinese can then dump the dollars that they are paid for the bonds in the currency market. Whereas the Federal Reserve can print dollars with which to purchase the Treasuries, the Fed cannot print foreign currencies with which to buy the dollars.
The dollar would collapse, and with it the power of the Hegemon. The war would be over without a shot or missile fired. With four US banks holding derivatives totaling many times world GDP, the financial explosion would be the equivalent to a nuclear one. The US and Europe would be finished, and the world would be saved. [Or would it?]
Putin’s current plan seems to be to turn away from the West, ignore the provocations, and mesh Russia’s strategic and economic interests with those of Asia. This is a humane and reasonable course of action, but it leaves the West untroubled and undistracted by its economic vulnerabilities. An untroubled West remains a grave danger not only to Russia and China but also to Americans and the entire world.
I would argue that the Dragon/Bear pivot is “by far the single most important political development since the end of WWII and probably the most important one in this century: it is hard to overstate the implications of what this means and Obama’s famous “pivot” to Asia is completely dwarfed and, really, rendered utterly irrelevant by this new reality: typically, while the Obama roared and barked, Putin and Xi Jinping quietly, but profoundly, changed the planetary equilibrium. I wonder if somebody will dare tell the White House. I urge you all to carefully read Larchmonter 445′ White Paper and to keep it for future reference.” (~The Vineyard of The Saker)
The fundamental story of America is that we were founded by a new philosophical vision of strictly limited government instituted to protect men’s rights rather than manipulate men’s lives. It was a divinely beautiful experiment in which our founding fathers participated, and God Almighty most certainly guided their every step along that way. But this tale will not end on that happy note of America having the strength of God behind her enough for Americans to pull a win out of their hats and turn our problems around. No. I think we will be in a different battle this time. I think the Dragon/Bear pivot signals something of much greater significance coming our way.
I think those who make it through the coming Tribulation will be spectators at the upcoming Superbowl of all Superbowls. – the battle that will pit Christ against Satan. And for any wagering man, the bet is an easy one, because we already know how this one turns out. Just remember: the stakes have never been higher. The prize has never been bigger, and the consequences for the losers will never be more grave. Are you ready?