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“No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.”
“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”
Last week Deutsche Bank admitted to conspiring with the Bank of Nova Scotia, Barclays Plc, HSBC Holdings Plc and Societe Generale to manipulate prices of gold, gold futures and options, and gold derivatives through twice-a-day meetings to set the so-called London Gold Fixing. They also admitted to doing the same in the silver market. This comes as no surprise as it was ridiculously obvious that the bullion market was being manipulated.
Every single market is manipulated. The too big to fail banks continuously pay massive billion dollar fines for market rigging, no person ever goes to jail for the crimes committed and the beat goes on. Governments are bought and paid for by corporate interests and the general population continues on their merry way.
It is easy to dismiss corruption as just a fact of life and carry on with business as usual. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can opt out and make decisions that help eliminate our exposure to the grips of nefarious people and institutions.
The financial markets are one of the most blatant areas of corruption. Fractional reserve banking is the foundation to many of the ills of society. Central banks, along with commercial banks, have been granted the power to create money. Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild said; ”Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws”. The quote was from over a 100 years ago, but holds true to this day.
Take control of your money and remove it from the system. There are numerous ways to protect your wealth and take power away from those who cause harm.
In addition, the best thing you can do as an individual is to strive to understand what is going in our world. At every turn we are exposed to misinformation. Look no further than what is in your kitchen cupboards and sitting in your refrigerator. Most of the food we eat is void of nutrition and modern industrial agriculture is destroying the carrying capacity of our ecosystems.
You can literally pick any topic or sector of our economy and find corruption and degradation: finances, food, legal industry, oil & gas, commodities, interest rates, government, media, lobbyists, manufacturing, auto industry….
If you are aware, you can prepare!
A World War Has Begun. Break the Silence. - by John Pilger
Jeff Fitchett: This is an important article. I constantly hear opinions from people that are not their own. They talk with certainty, but they do not realize that they are repeating ‘talking points’ that they have read in mainstream newspapers or watched on mainstream television shows or movies. I have discussed this numerous times over the past months. If you are still under the impression that the evening news is not controlled please watch this short clip. I encourage you to read John’s article.
In 2009, President Obama stood before an adoring crowd in the centre of Prague, in the heart of Europe. He pledged himself to make "the world free from nuclear weapons". People cheered and some cried. A torrent of platitudes flowed from the media. Obama was subsequently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
It was all fake. He was lying.
US Economy - Ongoing Distortions - by Zero Hedge
Jeff Fitchett: This is a good article that provides a number of charts and commentary that illustrates that the US and the global economy are in a severe recession. I have been tracking economic data for years and it is obvious that we are heading towards a cataclysmic depression.
Dr. Marc Faber: Federal Reserve Won't Stop Printing
Jeff Fitchett: Dr. Marc Faber is never one to mince his words. His views of the economy are spot on. His geopolitical assessment is always fascinating.
Syrian Parliamentary Election Results Disprove Western Claims Of “Alawite Dictatorship”
Jeff Fitchett: The Western narrative that the Syrian people revolted and a civil war broke out in an effort to depose Bashar al-Assad is incorrect. We have been lied to. Any country that has an independent foreign policy or is rich with natural resources, such as oil, is a prime target for US ‘interventionism’. The crimes against humanity committed by the United States, European Vassal states and even by Canada and Australia go unpunished. Syria just held an election and it is very important for you to understand that Sunni Muslims, Christians, Shi’ite Muslims, Alawite Muslims and woman were elected across the war-torn country. Our mainstream media is not providing us with accurate reporting. I do not enjoy having to report the ‘real facts’, but it is important for us to have access to information that counters the information war that is being waged on us. Question everything; including my own assessment. Think for yourself. I encourage you to read the article contained in the link below.
If We Don’t Stop This, We’re Dead - Dane Wigington on SGT Report
Jeff Fitchett: Geo-engineering is the most important issue that nobody is aware of. The human population is like a cancer feasting on its host. We are living way beyond the carrying capacity of our world. Our entire economic model is based on infinite growth in a world of finite resources. The general population is quick to shirk responsibility and delegate problems to government. Unfortunately, governments are the worst managers of resources. Psychopaths and sociopaths always end up dominating positions of power. As I have stated repeatedly; the only thing you can control is your own actions.
“Getting Things Done” – The Brother of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chair is a Major Lobbyist for Saudi Arabia - by Mike Krieger
Jeff Fitchett: This is an interesting article about Saudi Arabia’s role in the September 11th, 2001 ‘terrorist attacks’, government lobbying, financial warfare, media spin and corrupt government officials. This article is worth a quick read.
New York Times - WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill’s passage, according to administration officials and congressional aides from both parties, and the Saudi threats have been the subject of intense discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the State Department and the Pentagon. The officials have warned senators of diplomatic and economic fallout from the legislation.
“No law is going to change us; we have to change us” Macklemore
The Collective Experiment on Planet Earth - by Jon Rappoport
Jeff Fitchett: I agree with Jon's assessment.
When all obsessive group-consciousness on Earth is finished, exhausted, when it admits defeat, then a different era will emerge. But for now, we are in the middle of the collective experiment.
High-flying cloying sentiment, profound dependence on others, covert repression---these are the order of the day.
How long until the collective age is over? A hundred years? A thousand years? The answer is, as long as it takes for every human to realize that the experiment has failed, and why.
The why is clear---the individual has been overlooked. He has been demeaned. He has been grabbed up and drafted into groups. His creative power has been compromised in order to fit in.
The majority of the world still believes in this approach, as if from good groups will flow the ultimate and final solutions we have all been seeking.
This is sheer mind control, because good groups morph into evil, and vice versa, in the ongoing stage play called reality.
Ideals are twisted, infiltrators subvert plans, lessons are ignored, and the whole sorry mess repeats itself again.
What constituted a triumph of good over evil at one moment is guided into yet another collective, whose aims are "a better kind of control."
The most deluded among us believe we are always on the cusp of a final breakthrough.
But there is no "we" to make the breakthrough.
It comes to every person on his own. And it does not arrive as the thrust of an external force, but from one's own struggle, accompanied by insights for which there is no outside agency to lend confirmation.
If indeed it will take a thousand years to bring this collective illusion to a close, that is no cause for despondent reaction.
On the contrary, it is simply an understanding that all experiments come to an end, as does the method of thought on which they are based.
One or ten or a hundred collapses of civilization, and the resultant rebuilding, are not enough.
The pattern endures.
It can only dissolve when overwhelming numbers of individuals, each in his own way, absent self-deception, sees its bankruptcy.
The "we" and the "us" are merely postponements and cover stories splashed on the front pages of the mind.
Fighting for what is right, here and now, is vital. But it does not preclude the knowledge that, as long as people are fixated on groups as the Answer, the underlying problem will persist.
Therefore, as part of my research over the last several decades, I have explored what is now commonly called the Matrix, from the point of view of freeing the individual from it.
The first step is understanding Matrix as an ongoing perverse "work of art" and viewing the nuts and bolts of it.
At every turn there is a major issue playing out. Earthquakes and volcanos are unleashing dramatic energy and damage around the world. Seismologists are predicting more intense earthquakes to hit. Nuclear reactor disasters are playing out in Fukushima Japan and at a Manhattan Project-era nuclear storage tank in Washington State. The global debt bubble is bringing down economies and the global economy is contracting at en ever-increasing pace. The costs of social programs are beginning to cripple the finances of governments. The average person is finding it harder to maintain their standard of living. Health issues are increasing globally. Droughts are intensifying. Many species are becoming extinct or on the verge of extinction. Governments and politicians, with the help of the media, are continuing to maintain a narrative that ‘all is well’ and that Western policies are faultless.
At some point, each of us must realize that the current path we are travelling on is not working. We need to take personal responsibility for our own actions, recalibrate and seek out paths to travel that are sustainable and fulfilling. The tipping point has already occurred, but most people are completely unaware of it. I encourage you to think about your life now and in the future. Short term thinking only will lead to complete personal failure. You can chart a course that is sustainable!
Have a great weekend!
Jeff Fitchett B.A., FMA, CIM
Analyst - Trivium Analytics Canada