Outstanding Article Explains the Economy

Below is the link to the best article I’ve read yet on what’s happening in the economy and government’s response to it. This piece is perceptive, clear, deep, yet easy to understand. The truth is always simple, once someone finally speaks it.

This clarifying article wasn’t written by some blogger in the conspiracy theory camp. It appears on a major financial website,  www.kitco.com, and was penned by a respected financial analyst.

It’s not just the conspiracy theorists anymore who are on the trail of truth. The horse is out of the stall for anyone looking in that direction.

It’s articles like this that help us understand how we got here and where we are headed. Don’t miss reading it. Pass it on to all your friends who still think the government is making the moves that will save us.

Click here to read the article.

Best regards,
Bronte

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Brilliant Video Explains ‘Funny Money’

One of the best videos I’ve seen in a long time is a 47-minute piece I discovered yesterday on the website of Elizabeth Kucinich. Elizabeth is the wife of Dennis Kucinich, a United States Congressmen who attempted to run for president early in the campaign. He has also led the effort to impeach Bush in the past few months and strikes me as a man of integrity and sincerity. He certainly doesn’t dance to the tune of the power elite.

This videotape appearing on Elizabeth’s website is another contribution the Kucinichs have made to wake America up and create substantial change. The topic of the film is money and how it works. The video explains the shennanigans of bankers, and how the fraud started in the beginning. History is simplified for the sake of clarity, but the movie pointedly asks near the end, “Did all this happen by accident or is it conspiracy?” After watching what came before, anyone would find it very hard to answer “accident.”

The film incorporates humor and explains things simply yet profoundly. It’s the best explanation of how money is created by debt that I’ve yet found. Even I who thought I understood this material learned quite a few new things here. The video would be perfect for playing at a public presentation on the New World Order, but you’ll need to add to it if you use it for that, since it only explains money, not the entire scope of the conspiracy.

At the end, the film makes suggestions for how we might restore a sustainable economic system – excellent suggestions to think about. This is a moderately worded video that could well wake up our sleeping friends when harsher presentations cause them to cover their ears. The style is moderate, but the impact is earth-shaking. Their illusions will be shattered before they’ve had time to run from the messenger. But because the information is not presented in fear, but rather in the spirit of understanding and solution-seeking, it has a very uplifting effect while shattering at the same time.

A middle-of-the-roader sent the video to me, and it had rocked her world. Let’s watch it, rejoice in it, and get it out there, folks. I’m not sure how long Elizabeth will have it on her website, so make sure you don’t miss it.

To view the film, click here.

Bronte Baxter

© Bronte Baxter 2008

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Taking Back Congress: What Americans Must Do Now

We have four weeks until the U.S. elections. Four weeks to spread the viral word through emails, fliers, any tools we’ve got, that now is the time for Americans to take back their Congress, to elect representatives who represent the will and best interest of the people.

Why don’t I say “time to take back the presidency”? Because that’s harder, with so many people believing still in Obama, and with the independent vote split between people planning to write in Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, Marcy Kaptur, Cynthia McKinney and others. The presidency will be harder to return to the people in this next election, but Congress is a piece of cake if we do our cooking right.

Think about it. Americans are outraged that Congress betrayed the massively expressed will of the people. They bury their rage under the flimsy hope that maybe Congress knew better than they did the way out of the mess, that maybe we the people just don’t understand high finance well enough. But as the market continues to tumble and fear continues to rise, Americans are trusting less and less that Congress knows what it’s doing.

This is the time to send out the idea into the American consciousness that we must kick out every Senator and House Representative who voted for the bailout bill. If we can convince our fellows of that, and if we elect a new Congress that represents the people, we have real hope of turning around our situation.

A Congress filled with the people’s people would repeal the Patriot Act, dissolve the Federal Reserve, reinstate tariffs, and do all the other legal things necessary to restore our sovereignty and freedoms. A Congress that represents the people will say no to the manipulations of a power-elite president, and such a president will be weak without a Congress ratifying his schemes.

CONGRESS IS THE KEY. To elect a good one, we need to each work locally, first by examining the roster of candidates to determine those who are the power players and those who are decent folk. We need to research who’s running and decide who among them should represent us.

If there is a U.S. Senate or U.S. House position that has no candidate running except for power-elites, we must invent a stout write-in candidate for that position. If you know of no one personally who could do the job, take a look at your local “voters’ pamphlet” to find good people running for local positions in government whom you might persuade to serve in the higher position of U.S. Senator or U.S. House Rep. Phone these likely people and ask them questions to clearly determine their attitudes and positions, then ask prospects if they would go to Washington for a term if the people elected them through a grassroots “write-in” campaign.

Keep phoning prospective write-in candidates and interviewing them until you’ve found your man (or woman). Then create a viral flurry within your district/state to elect that write-in candidate along with the decent people who are already running on the ballot. Email can be highly effective for this.

If you do a web-search for “write-in candidate U.S. Senate” or “write-in candidate U.S. House,” you will see that people get elected that way all the time. This is a practical strategy that can work, but it takes some work, and we have 4 weeks to do it. If you possibly can, research people running for House districts other than your own, and include the names of “the good guys” running in the other districts in your viral campaign. At the bottom of every email, include a note “SPREAD THIS E-MAIL FAR AND WIDE. IF YOU DO, WE CAN RESTORE CONGRESS TO THE PEOPLE.”

Our emails must always remind of the ultimate truth: that the crash was intentionally manipulated by the power-elite to move the world closer toward global fascist economy and government, and that anyone who voted to support the bailout is either a fool or in league with that power elite. But we must argue further (for those not yet convinced there’s a global agenda) that even if you don’t believe the disaster was intentional, it’s plain to see that those in Congress who voted for the bailout thumbed their noses at the will of the people they were elected to represent and instead accepted the solution of the very individuals who caused the problem in the first place: the U.S. Secretary of Treasury and the chairman of the Federal Reserve. We must route out the Congressional representatives who cave to pressure, power, and flattery (i.e., Obama phone call) and replace them with decent, ordinary folk whose only interest is what’s best for their people.

Any angry American can see the reasonableness behind that logic, once it is explained to them. It won’t be hard to mobilize a grassroots back-kick and to elect a “people’s Congress” if we put forth some effort. Is it worth the trouble? I don’t think anyone reading this could deny that.

What is the alternative if we don’t take this action, except a continuing march toward even greater tyranny? Starting a viral campaign now to restore Congress to the people is a peaceable, powerful way to subvert the efforts of the power-elite to create a police state in America. If we don’t act now, if we allow our fear or discouragement to render us deer in the headlights, we are responsible, right along with the power-mongers and head-in-the-sand Americans, for the marshal law that follows. Do we really want that on our conscience?

I know how scary it is, now that push has come to shove and all we’ve heard predicted is starting to happen. I get scared too, and even occasionally fantasize running and hiding. But it’s in such moments that men and women are called on to be great. It’s in these moments that we find hidden resources within ourselves – resources that give us energy and ideas that can bring new life to a nation.

Does that sound grandiose? It’s just the situation. Either we rise to be the heroes now, or who will? The myopic followers who still trust in the Cystem? The power mongers, who are laughing behind their hands at our ineffectual moaning and predictions? Our little children and grandchildren?

There is always hope, even in dire situations. In any conspiracy plan, there are always the seams, the cracks. Every piece of pottery has its delicate spot, every warrior his Achilles’ heel. Our job is to search out those holes and cracks and manipulate them to our advantage. Right now such a crack has presented itself in the form of the Congress to be chosen in the next election. We need to seize this opportunity and run with it, NOW.

The movie “Rescue Dawn” told the real-life story of Deiter Dengler, a U.S. Navy pilot who crashed in Viet Nam. Thrown into a prison camp, he announced to his fellow POWS the moment he was locked up that he was going to free himself out by morning. They scoffed at his impractical resolve, and indeed, it took him considerably longer than “by tomorrow morning” to escape. But escape he did, unlike all the others who shared his dire situation.

Why did Dieter get home, when none of his comrades did? Because HE MADE UP HIS MIND TO. He didn’t take “impossible” for an answer. His will was iron-strong, and DEMANDED a release from what to him was an intolerable situation.

We all have the power of will, the choice of what we’ll live with and accept. If you can’t live with the New World Order closing over your head and drowning out your breath, then do something about it! Shake off the catatonia and hopelessness that threatens to swallow us up, and commit your will to taking action.

Those who determine never to accept fascism will free themselves from its threat. Those who say nothing can be done, will be rounded up or microchipped. It’s all in the attitude. Life has shown us that. You get to decide if you’re going to lie down and let the tanks roll over you or if you’re going to muster your grit, look for the cracks in the system, and slip out through one. You even get to decide if you’re only going to save your own skin or if you’ll take the human race with you.

This is an exciting time, a time of awakening. The unsustainable system most people allowed themselves to believe in all these eons is finally showing itself for the flimsy thing it is. The pain and fear this causes make for questioning in the collective. People are ready to consider our explanations and our solutions, if only we have the gumption to make them heard.

LET’S DO IT, PEOPLE.

NOTE: Check out these two links to see how each of the Senators and House Reps voted on the bailout.

More from Economist Mike Swanson

Mainstream economist Mike Swanson, whose article I referenced in a blog piece earlier this week, today produced an audio MP3 tape in response to the Senate’s passage of the bankster bailout bill. I found it well worth listening to, partly for Mike’s understanding of finance and his ability to provide an alternative view to the story the elite are giving us, and partly because it’s very moving to see a mainstreamer, with no prior belief in the existence of a global conspiracy, to move so close to considering that.

In Mike’s voice, we hear the voice of the people we Truthers need to reach now with our public and private presentations: those who are already starting to wake up. Like Mike, they don’t have far to go to connect all the dots.

This is an excellent tape to send to your mainstreamer friends who are trying to make sense of this historic week. Please note that it takes about 5 minutes (at least on my computer) for the MP3 file to download. Here’s the link:
http://www.wallstreetwindow.com/content/node/8132

Mike makes an inspired suggestion in this tape: that we phone not only our own House Representative but other Representatives as well. I would add to that the suggestion that we phone in particular those Representatives whom Obama and Bush are trying to sway to vote yes. You can get many of their names from the following article:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081003/ap_on_bi_ge/financial_meltdown

Keep up the pressure!

Bronte Baxter

Keep Up the Pressure on Washington Against the Bailout

The banksters were defeated in the House yesterday on account of the will of the people, who inundated their representatives with calls demanding a “no” to the bank bailout. It’s time to make more calls and send more letters, this time in particular to the Senate.

Tomorrow the rich elite will brazenly circumvent the decision of the House and attempt to get the Senate to pass their bill. This is like a child who doesn’t get his way with Mommy and tries running to Daddy, except that it’s so much more serious.

Below is the letter I sent tonight to my Senators. Feel free to copy it and to send it to your own Senator. Phone calls are even more effective. I plan to call both my senators in the morning.

If enough of us do this, we will again bring down this bill. We are making history, folks! To get the phone number and e-mail address of your Senator, click here.

My letter to the Senators:

Dear Senator So-and-So:

It is imperative that you reject this tricky new move by the banksters to pass their bailout bill by going around the decision of the House, in direct and opposition to the will of the American people. This brazen and tyrannical move, by the elite who wish to control both the top levels of finance and government, is proof that we are closer to a police state than we think.

Whatever happened to that rule we learned in grade school civics, that if a bill is rejected by the body of Congress it starts in, it is defeated? Why can these banksters and their friends in high government twist the rules of our country, to serve their greedy purposes? What kind of republic is that? Or shall we call it dictatorship?

Their attempt to doctor the bill by tacking a puny tax cut onto it is like a swindler attempting to get a man to sign over the ownership of his home by offering him a cherry lollipop. The American people demand accountability, not lollipops. Let the banksters take their medicine and go bankrupt. The market will recover, as the 166 expert economists who signed a letter to Congress all attested.

Take a stand on the side of the people tomorrow, Senator. History is in the making, and you have the chance as never before to make a difference. Do the right thing, and you will be elected in again proudly by your constituents. Vote for the elite tomorrow, and you will lose much more than your career in government. You will lose your freedom to live in a republic where the will of the people determines the law of the land.

Your constituent,

So-and-So

(blog by Bronte Baxter)

READERS: FEEL FREE TO COPY THIS ARTICLE AND PASS IT VIA EMAIL. THE MORE WHO SEE IT THE BETTER. IT’S UP TO US NOW!

Should We Make Marcy Kaptur President?

What an encouraging thing it is to see the House defeat the bankster bailout, responding to the public outcry against it. How heartening that Americans are waking up enough not to roll over and bark at everything its “leaders” tell them to do.

I read some dire prediction yesterday that if we don’t fund the bailout, it will be “an economic 9/11.” Well, that’s what it is, all right: the financial version of the nation’s biggest staged fraud. Another inside job.

And it’s not just the mainstream, down-home Americans who are seeing through the lies. It’s the traders themselves on Wall Street, telling people to call their Congressmen and oppose the bailout. It’s the 200 mainstream economists who wrote to their Congressmen declaring that Paulson’s warnings are false.

For more on this, check out mainstream economist Mike Swanson’s article, written this morning in response to yesterday’s drama.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, also treat yourself to Congressman Marcy Kaptur’s 2-minute speech yesterday before Congress.

This woman is incredible. Should we write her in on the ballot next month and make her president? Check out these other video clips of Marcy before the House, made in the last week:

Crying home to Mama

Let’s Play Wall Street Bailout

Here is an older video clip of Marcy Kaptur speaking in the House:

Deceit of the North American Union

I’m serious. This woman is on fire. Should we write her in and make her president of the United States? We could do that, if October continues providing the national wake-up calls September did.

Spread Marcy Kaptur’s video clips far and wide, so everyone becomes aware of her brave efforts in Congress on behalf of freedom and truth. This woman is sincere, smart, a doer, and on the side of the people. She’s the real thing.

Bronte Baxter

© Bronte Baxter 2008

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Simplicity and ‘Bluebacks’: Finding the Path Back to a Sustainable Money System

In “Working Girl,” that wonderful film about exploited “little guys” taking back their power, we hear an anecdote that’s relevant to our current financial fix. The story goes that a truck was stuck under an overpass, and none of the authorities called to the scene could figure out a way to get the truck through the tunnel. A little girl in a car that was stalled in line came up with the simple and perfect solution: let some of the air out of the truck’s tires.

Simplicity is usually the place to go for right answers. Our current manipulated financial crisis could actually be solved by a very simple solution. Let the excess air out of the financial system: the air that modern money is mostly made of. Loans that have been generated based on false money (numbers generated on paper checks by banks, money that doesn’t exist) should be considered false loans that need not be paid back.

With this simple new policy, every nation’s national debt would disappear. Personal debt would disappear. Home debt would disappear. We would all be left with what we have, own and use, and it would be legally recognized as ours, not as the property of a bank. National debts would be forgiven because the money given to nations for loans never really existed in the first place.

We would wipe the slate clean and start back at zero. The cash currently in the hands of the public would be the last that is printed. Lending would cease, unless it could be done in cash. Here’s an alternative solution: create bluebacks, a new currency, and make that the new medium of exchange, distributing $10,000 of it as “starter” to every American adult.

We’re told the economy will grind to a halt and a massive depression ensue if the government doesn’t bail out banks so they can keep on lending money. Why? That makes no sense. Why is the ability to lend considered the measure for a healthy economy? Our problem exists because of excess lending. Why is lending necessary to an economy, especially one that’s sick because it’s had way too much of it?

It’s a lie being told us to scare us into thinking we have to accept the scalping they have planned for us with the government bank bailout. Why is human productivity and the exchange of goods and service (the essence of “economy”) dependent on lending? Where is the harm if people produce and trade with the real products they have and can create, instead of trading with the fake “air” money the banks give in loans? The very nonexistent money that has caused our crisis?

How is lending more nonexistent money, or buying up debts of nonexistent money and charging taxpayers for them, going to solve the root of the problem, which is the nonexistent money itself? This “solution” is tantamount to a person who has their bank after them for failure to pay on a loan “solving” their problem by making the delinquent loan payment using a credit card. The banks won’t allow people to do that, because it’s clearly not a solution at all, just a forestalling of the problem. But now on the national level, we’re supposed to accept a similar solution as the panacea that will “save the economy.”

I say, let it fall. Let the false economy fall! Let the loans fall apart, let the big banks fail, let all the sick structure come to pieces. What we’ll be left with is the dollars in our purse or pocket, and the dollars we will earn next week at our jobs. People will pay for things in cash, or by trade or barter – perfectly good systems of exchange that were used for centuries by mankind but that the global elite have conditioned us to regard as impractical or obsolete.

Instead of making the cash in circulation the only official money, we could outdate the current cash and issue a new paper currency — blue dollars instead of green ones. Distribute $10,000 of bluebacks to every American adult ($1,500 for each child) and throw away the old currency, credit cards and debit cards – no longer recognized as money. Only checks and the new cash would be acceptable.

Why would this work? Let’s simplify it to the level of an example. Let’s say Person C needs some writing done and tells me she’ll give me $200 in bluebacks to do it for her. I write up her document, and she gives me her bluebacks. I then turn to you and say I need some hauling done – would you do it for the $200 bluebacks Person C just gave me? You say yes, you do the hauling, and I pay you. You then go to Person C, who knits sweaters, and ask if she will make you one for 200 bluebacks. She says yes, and you get a new sweater. Person C gets 200 bluebacks in exchange – the same 200 bluebacks she gave to me at the start of this example.

What has just transpired? Person C got some writing she needed, I got some hauling I needed, and you got the sweater you needed. We all were able to work, and we all got paid. Money passed around and wound up back where it started, but in the process, three new things were created that helped people: some writing, some hauling and some knitting. This little drama between the three people stimulated production and exchange.

That is the essence of the concept of “economy.” Healthy economy is not lending and creating false money. It’s people working to sustain themselves and to make their lives better, trading services and products they are skilled in for services and products other people are skilled in. That’s what money was all about when it started: it took the place of barter exchange, where I gave you my potatoes in exchange for your eggs.

Money happened because you didn’t need my potatoes but were happy to give me eggs. So instead of potatoes, I gave you a certificate for the equivalent value, and you used it to trade for something you actually needed – milk. The guy you gave my certificate (money) to could later on give it back to me in exchange for my potatoes, or he could give it to someone else in exchange for a different product or service. That’s how money was originally meant to work.

Money, in a sound and safe economy, is always tied to the value of a product or service. It is never created as numbers out of thin air. It is never fake. It always represents the tangible fruits of service and production.

Whether we use our current green cash or institute “bluebacks,” going back to a simple cash system would restore our economy to soundness and sanity. I prefer the idea of bluebacks for one reason: many people, who’ve been living on credit and debit cards, have no cash! How would they live, if cash becomes the only medium of exchange? By contrast, distributing bluebacks, evenly to all people, would be like starting a new Monopoly game: everyone begins equal, with the money they need to continue producing and trading.

In this simple new system, one thing must be outlawed: the creation of fake, fresh-air money. In other words, banks can’t can’t create false money by writing numbers on loan checks representing cash-on-hand that doesn’t exist. Banks, in fact, should not be permitted to write checks again, given the mess the banks and their checks have created. Only individuals should have this right. When a bank wishes to give a loan, they must give it in cold cash. It has the right to charge interest, but cannot lend money it only pretends to have. This will greatly reduce the power of banking institutions, returning them to the simple structures they were in the beginning.

The economy moves when people are moving and working. When they are producing, and sharing the good products of their labor. That’s a strong economy. It’s also called “living.” Creating and enjoying things, and supporting themselves, are spontaneous activities for humans. In our natural state, these things happen unimpeded. In our unimpeded state, “the economy” is strong.

Right now, bankers and governments threaten to impede the simple practice of economy to the point of stopping it. They have actually been impeding it for centuries, through outrageous taxation and in the past decades through outrageous mortgages. People work most of their lives just to pay two things: mortgage and taxes. In Amish societies, a home is a built in a day with the help of neighbors, and it’s yours. No mortgage, no big deal.

Everyone has the right to a home that is theirs, not the property of bankers. Why can the Amish find a way to own a home in a day, while the rest of us take 30 years of mortgage-paying to do it? Why do the bankers own us? Why have we let this situation develop? We are slaves to the moneyed aristocracy, tied to them by loans of fake money that never existed, numbers they wrote on a check to get ownership of our homes.

Bankers have impeded our economy and controlled us for a very long time, but now they threaten to stop our ability to trade entirely (i.e., crash our economy) if legislators don’t bend to their demands that the government swallow up their toxic debts and pass the sickness on to the American people, who already are taxed to the point of bare survival. The intent is to cause another depression, but before that happens, to give the government total control of the economy so the big bank moguls in bed with the government have no competition from smaller banks and credit unions that attempt to truly serve the people.

When the moguls/government leaders have accomplished both total financial control and another great depression, they will offer the solution to the suffering they have caused: their own new currency in the form of a national debit card. They will issue new money, but it won’t be bluebacks that you can exchange freely, that are tied to the tangibles of service and production. Their new money will be numbers on a computer, numbers they can alter to suit their purposes whenever and however they wish. Your money will be whatever it shows on the international computer as your holdings. If they don’t like your politics, they can delete your account. They will monitor everything you buy and spend through your national debit card.

And after you’ve used it a year or so, after they’ve saturated their mainstream media with PR about the wonderful security of having a beneath-the-skin microchip, they will tell you that all debit cards will be worn as microchips in that fashion, to stave off fraud, terrorism and identity thieves. You’ll be told you can store your medical records on the chip, your address (in case you get kidnapped) and other essential personal information.

Voila: we become cyber people, monitored and controlled by the global computer, which of course can send electrical impulses to the chip as easily as it can read one. With this final move by the power elite, we will be owned lock, stock and barrel, down to the level of our bodies. It’s tantamount to the chains they once put on slaves. Only our chains will be worn inside our flesh.

So what are we going to do, Americans? Sit back and let the government stick us with a trillion dollars in debt and tax us to starvation and homelessness? Let them create a depression, and the “solution” in the form of a national I.D./debit card, our only legal means of exchange? And if we allow all that, how will we resist their inserting those I.D.s into our arms whenever they want to? If you don’t permit it, they’ll simply cancel your money account and take your home.

Of course they’ll have all sorts of reasons why the I.D. under your skin is to help you. Just as this government takeover of the American economy is being touted as an act to protect the interests of the people on “Main Street.”

We have to look for the simple solution. We have to simplify, because in simplicity the essentials of anything exist and thrive. We need to ask what a healthy economy truly looks like, not let the moguls define that for us. Then we need to take simple actions to get ourselves back to that.

We will stop borrowing and stop spending beyond our means. Banks and corporations will fail that have been doing those things, and justly so. People who worked for those institutions will start over with enough bluebacks to carry them until they find sustainable jobs, jobs not dependent on the vultures. We’ll return to buying within our community. The toys we lived for that are propped up by the surveillance economy will drop away, and we’ll get back in touch with simple, important things.

Families will have time for each other instead of having to work two jobs and spending all their at-home time just trying to keep up with chores and child-chauffering. Marriages will start to prosper, freed from the stress of the modern insane lifestyle. Kids will start to find fun at home and play with their parents and neighbor kids. People will buy and trade locally, at small independent stores, from small independent farmers and tradespeople. We will learn new skills to replace our lives in the office cubicle/debacle.

Crafted products will return, and pride in a job well done. We’ll have homecooked food (with time to prepare it). Electronic products won’t break in a year and get tossed onto the ocean cesspools. Things will be made to last, and leisure time will develop, as mortgages and outrageous taxes, along with all the corporations that only served their own interests, bite the dust. We’ll have time to explore philosophy and think about higher things, explore potentials of being human we haven’t been able to think about in the exhaustive struggle just to survive. We will enter a new era for mankind.

It will not happen if we roll over and let the bankers and main government leaders (they’re actually the same, if you look at who’s standing in the shadows) bail out the banks at our expense and march us down the road to another depression, along with all its ensuing agenda. We will only see the dawn of a new age if we stand together against the insane, self-serving policies and demand a viable alternative. Bluebacks to save the economy? Why not? It only takes enough people calling for it to make it happen.

The 5% can’t rule the 95% if the 95% stop allowing it. If we get mad enough, and loud enough, and number enough, the insanity will stop and the insane will be ejected from positions of control. One way to start this is to tell our legislators to let the banks tumble, and to institute new money. Can you think of a more crucial or strategic time to take back our power?

Bronte Baxter

© Bronte Baxter 2008

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Wall Street Tsunami: Riding the Wave

It comes as no surprise to Truthers that the global elite are manipulating the markets to create havoc for mankind. But prepared as we are mentally for their shenanigans, emotionally and materially we find ourselves wondering what to feel and what we should do in the current situation.

Here are some thoughts from my corner, starting with material matters first. Buy bullion, and do it now, as much as you can manage. You can transfer it back into cash in a week or two if you want to. But gold and silver (the hard asset version, not gold and silver stocks) will be helpful things to have if 1929 is repeating itself.  In depressions, people trade with gold and silver. Right now people are buying it up like crazy, and you can be sure they plan to buy and sell with it in the event of a crash. So get yourself some.

What assets can you cash out without wrecking your lifestyle if the crash doesn’t occur? Liquidate those and buy gold or silver instead. Don’t liquidate, however, until you have located a source where you can buy bullion. Where I live, the coin shops are sold out, and people are on waiting lists. I tried another city not far from my own, and found a coin shop there that’s selling. I told the man how many ounces I wanted, and he locked me into the spot price at the time I placed the phone call. Tomorrow I will go in to pay and pick them up. I made sure the gold was ready before I liquidated the assets that would buy it, because having a heap of worthless cash would be no better than having a dried-up asset.

The gentleman I am buying from has bought and sold bullion from his coin shop for over 30 years. He confided that yesterday he mortgaged his home and turned the entire sum into gold and silver. I asked him why he did that, since owning a house that was bought and paid for seemed a better way to go through a depression than having a pile of gold and no home of your own.

He said a home of your own is certainly better, but that if the market crashes, he will have gold enough for three homes. That’s because if the dollar falls, the value of gold will spike. He plans to buy his own house back for as little as a dime on the dollar, then have bullion left over to buy essential goods as needed.

If the crash doesn’t happen, he will act as his own banker for a while, cashing out a gold coin a month to pay his mortgage. If the economy stabilizes and the price of gold starts to seriously drop, he will simply pay off his mortgage again with the gold and get his house back.

So he loses nothing by liquidating ownership of the house temporarily in order to purchase hard assets. He said that even though gold is at $862 an ounce now, he expects it will rise to three times that in the event of a total crash. That gives bullion a kind of security that is good to avail oneself of.

A couple I know liquidated almost all their stocks a few months ago in order to pay off their home mortgage. I’ll bet they are thanking themselves right now. Even if you can only come up with a couple thousand dollars, buy a little bullion on Saturday or Monday if you can. The only way you could really lose is if the crash doesn’t happen, the price of gold drops a lot, and you go to sleep and aren’t noticing. Then if you wanted to convert the gold back to cash, you would take a loss.

If you buy hard assets, do it from a private coin shop where you don’t have to register your name. Better to keep your purchase confidential. Expect the seller to charge you slightly over the spot price, as this is his legitimate commission on the sale. But a reputable coin dealer will charge a reasonable commission. Where I live, most shops charge $25 to $50 commission per ounce of gold. Find out what the going rate is, and don’t go with a dealer who charges way above the norm.

Call around to coin shops in your area and find out their commission, what the spot price is (that means the exact price at the moment of the metal), if they have bullion available, and if not when they expect it. If the dealer is nasty-sounding on the phone, chances are he also overcharges. Go with a person you feel good about.

Other things it’s good to buy this weekend: anything that will make life easier if you have to live in a cashless society, or without electricity. If you need something as expensive and complex as a wood stove or a well with a hand pump, don’t fret that you don’t have time. Buying the bullion will make it easier to purchase those things later if you need them.

I spent the afternoon buying little essentials and things to make life more comfortable in a simpler world: stocking up on soap, matches and toilet paper; grain and dried beans (enough to last a good while); a manual carpet sweeper, and some tools I was needing. I also stocked up on vitamins, pet food and pet medications.

Doing these things felt empowering and reminded me that I do have control over how I allow outer events in the world to affect my life. I had an interesting interchange yesterday with a friend. Prior to having lunch with her, I had been stewing all morning about how poorly prepared I felt to face the possibility of a crash. After all, I thought, I have a mortgage, and if a crash happened, I could be homeless and lose my pets. How lucky was my friend, I thought, as she owns her home outright.

To my surprise, when we met for lunch, my friend was stewing as badly as I was. Her big cause of fear was that she might not be able to pay her property taxes in a crash, and that her home would be taken from her for that reason. This gave me some helpful perspective.

Here was a woman I envied for how well-off she was materially, how prepared for anything, yet her anxiety was equal to or worse than my own. It occurred to me that if she had a scheme figured out for paying her property taxes, she would probably be in just as much anxiety worrying that they might cart her away because she is a leader in the local branch of the John Birch Society which has been warning the public about the New World Order for years. I realized that if that fear wasn’t nagging her, she could as easily get upset over the possibility of cancer striking her in the next few years. In other words, there is ALWAYS a reason for any of us to get upset, if upset is the mental mode we inadvertently let ourselves slip into.

My friend had every reason to feel secure (compared to me), yet that made no difference in her subjective state of feeling. We were matched for anxiety, however much she excelled in preparedness. I realized then that it was pointless to get into worry over what might happen, when it is our fear, not our circumstances, that is the real cause of our suffering.

Rather than think of all the bad scenarios that could happen to us in the event of a crash, why not think of things we can do to be as secure as possible materially, then trust that we’ll figure out the rest as we go along and as opportunities present themselves? Why not imagine we’ll be in the right place at the right time, rather than inevitably in harm’s way? It’s as easy to imagine sailing through the years ahead, Great Depression or no, as it is to imagine getting kicked out of your house, getting incarcerated, or dying.

And the fact of the matter is, what we imagine, we nudge into reality. Many people who lived through the 1930s say the Depression years were the best years of their life. People helped each other; the drive to consume, own and be better than peers evaporated; people lived close to their gardens and to their families. Circumstances forced them to remember the things that counted, and to live from that insight. Life became rich.

So if we have to, we also can weather a Great Depression. And we’ll do it with style – our own style, with our own unique creativity and resourcefulness, with optimism and a song. If we maintain our focus, we’ll defeat the New World Order in the process.

Are you worried that they’ll tear you and your kids from your home because you can’t pay the mortgage? Well, 80 percent of the world has mortgages, too, and will be in that boat with you. They can’t kick 80 percent of the world onto the street: there would be massive riots. So stop worrying that you’re going to be thrown out.

More likely they will try to institute the national ID, insisting people take it if they want to keep living in a foreclosed home. That’s where we Truthers come in, with our massive grassroots campaign to inform people, and to organize massive resistance to policies like the national ID (a prelude to the national microchip).

If worse comes to worse and you have to move from your house, you’ll fall on your feet if you maintain faith in yourself. Someone will open their home to you who owns their house outright, or you’ll camp out in the woods a while and live like an Indian, close to the land. Have you ever slept on the ground in a sleeping bag at night? The Earth fills you with her energy. It gives you health and vitality. You could do worse than become a child of nature, even if it means your children must learn the same.

The point is, we are capable of weathering whatever is up the road, because we are capable beings. And because we CHOSE to come here at this time. It is a great adventure, and one thing’s guaranteed, the next few years aren’t going to be dull. We are in the middle of a great story, a story about the destiny of the human spirit and of the human race. We get to help write the plot and the dialog. This tale has a happy ending, although if we saw in advance exactly how it plays out, it would spoil the fun of reading (and writing) the book.

I remember a magazine article years ago with an interview of an American who had been a hostage in Iran for many months. His captors used to hold a gun at his head every day and play with him, shooting the trigger to scare him. He said he never knew from one moment to the next if he would still be alive the next hour.

After the fear abated, which fear eventually does, he found himself left with a curious state of consciousness: he was at peace. The torments of his captors didn’t bother him anymore. He existed in a space of Isness, of expanded consciousness, that was content and whole within Itself. He knew whatever happened, he and those he loved were going to be all right. He actually said those months were the most meaningful of his life, filled with a light he never knew before or since. His consciousness spent the time dwelling in a world, in a vibrational level, that transcended the trials of this dimension.

He said the bliss of that state made the whole ordeal not only bearable but a blessing. He felt afterwards that he would not have had those expanded  experiences had the stress of the prison environment not stimulated his soul to reach for something higher, greater and more beautiful than he had ever known as an ordinary denizen of this world.

My point? That we can make something good out of anything. That the future is going to be what we design it to be. If we determine it’s going to be good, fun and blissful, it’s going to be those things. If we ride the wave of fear and come out the other side, maintaining an expectation that life will give us whatever we need to thrive – then that is what we will meet on the road ahead.

All the human race is in the same soup together. Together we may stew a while, but then we’ll climb our way out. I know it, because I’ve already seen it. Because Love has decided that’s how it’s going to be. And nothing can argue with Love, because Love is the strongest force in the universe, and overcomes all resistance. Let the Illuminati play the game how they will, because Love is trump to every card.

Bronte Baxter

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