'When the Money Stops Flowing

Discussion in 'Politics' started by HozayBuck, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

    Celente: 'When the Money Stops Flowing Down to the Man in the Street, the Blood Starts Flowing in the Streets.' by Mac Slavo

    Celente: 'When the Money Stops Flowing Down to the Man in the Street, the Blood Starts Flowing in the Streets.'

    by Mac Slavo
    SHTF Plan
    by Mac Slavo
    Recently by Mac Slavo: Marc Faber on Inflation, Stock Markets, Gold, Real Estate and the End Game

    Trend forecaster Gerald Celente, of the Trends Research Institute, says that the further expansion of government austerity measures and impoverishment of the majority of the world’s populace will lead to more violence, riots and revolutions.

    In his latest Trend Alert® to subscribers, Celente discusses the revolutions breaking out in the middle east and provides a different reasoning than mainstream pundits and politicians for why it is happening and why it will spread to Europe and the US:

    As we wrote before Tunisia and Egypt erupted, the outbreaks would go global and the reasons behind the unrest would be more about bread and butter issues than politics. As economies decline, unemployment rises, taxes are raised and services cut – while those at the top get richer and most everyone else gets poorer – revolutions will continue to spread.

    But that’s not the way it’s being represented by the same people who didn’t see it coming. The media, pundits and politicians have misrepresented the historic geopolitical events that have occupied the news since the onset of the New Year. Virtually overnight, the revolutions have been glorified as courageous fights for freedom and liberty by democracy-hungry-masses.

    But it is not hunger for democracy that drives them. Democracy, autocracy, theocracy, monarchy – right, center, left – it is mostly a gut issue…an empty gut issue. When the money stops flowing down to the man in the street, the blood starts flowing in the streets. It’s a simple equation. A few at the top have too much, and too many others have too little.

    What’s Next

    In response to the current Middle East uprisings, gold has broken above $1400 an ounce and Brent Crude climbed to $113 a barrel. There is no end in sight to market volatility. As the violence escalates and expands, the fallout will be felt around the world.

    From the onset of the financial crisis that began in August 2007, and through the ensuing Panic of ’08, Washington, the Federal Reserve and central banks have managed to forestall a Great Depression-grade meltdown by way of a variety of multi-trillion dollar rescue packages, bailouts and stimulus programs. For three years the programs were able to induce an illusory and superficial recovery that, barring a major external geopolitical jolt, might have continued to run its course until the inevitable denouement.

    But now the jolt felt around the world is in the process of shattering the recovery illusion. Whether deliberately (as calculated policy) or as fallout from fear-based denial, the pieces are not being put together. The current unrest is not confined to the Middle East and North Africa, and as we had forecast, it will spread to Europe and other parts of the world. The more volatile and widespread the insurrections, the greater the probability that some combination of events (e.g., oil shock, terror attack, cyber wars and regional wars) will crash already fragile economies, and roil sound ones.

    Be Prepared

    Conditions are spinning out of control. In some countries, bank and stock market closures are real possibilities, as is the imposition of martial law. We reiterate our forecast for gold $2000. We recommend keeping cash and necessities on hand to help weather emergency situations. If the worst does not happen, nothing is lost. If the worst happens and you are not prepared, you are lost.

    Source: The Trends Journal Subscriber Trend Alert (February 24, 2011)

    Politics is playing a small role. For 30 years Egyptians lived under the rule of President Mubarak. For 30 years we heard how great Egypt was from the people that lived there, as well as our own media. Then, from one day to the next, everything changed and Mubarak was a dictator. A similar story was presented in other parts of the middle east that are now in turmoil.

    This is not about deposing leaders for political reasons, though it may seem like it based on how it’s being presented in the media.

    Consider the latest union protests in Wisconsin. It was portrayed by the media as a partisan issue – a fight between republicans and democrats. But had a democrat governor been forced to take similar action, the unions would have been in the streets protesting anyway.

    This is happening because the flow of easy money is being systematically withdrawn from Main Street (the world over).

    This is happening to public and private sector workers alike. No one is immune.

    Keeping the arguments in a political space diverts the focus of the masses so that they hate each other, as opposed to targeting the fundamental reasons for why we’re in the position we are in the first place.

    We’ve suggested it before, and we will yet again: As the people get broker and hungrier, and they lose their jobs, their homes and finally realize there will be no return to the boom times of the 80's, 90's and early 2000's, the unrest will foment and spread.

    Reprinted from SHTF Plan.

    February 26, 2011

    Mac Slavo [send him mail] is a small business owner and independent investor.

    Copyright © 2011 Mac Slavo
  2. BasecampUSA

    BasecampUSA Sr. Homesteader

    Yeah, -like what are the average people in this country going to do?

    Laid off, unemployment runs out, can't get work, food stamps don't last till the end of the month, rent or mortgage 3-4 payments behind, car is parked for lack of money.

    If you are retirement age, you go for your SS... but it's a pitiful amount that will soon be swallowed up in inflation. The gummint is just about broke anyway, and SS might be bankrupt and abandoned like the other pensions they are planning to default on. God help you if you get sick!

    Tent cities are expanding, food pantries are sending half the people in line home with hands empty.

    Some states are releasing prisoners ahead of thier full terms for lack of money, that's enough to give you nightmares.

    People do wierd things when they are desperate. Some turn into criminals and loot or steal what they absolutely need. Lock and load... you may get some unwanted visitors.

    It's hard to imagine what type of scenario may happen here if the conditions come down another notch or two...

  3. Frugal_Farmers

    Frugal_Farmers Good ole country folk

    Spot on article.

    Let's see how long it takes to see people reacting here in America
  4. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

    Thanks Hozay. I'm always keeping an eye out for interviews with Gerald Celente and I haven't seen this one. :beercheer:
  5. jnrdesertrats

    jnrdesertrats Noob

    The comming deperation

    I was talking to a young fellow I have known all his life and he was talking about giving up his morals and being a criminal. He has a wife and 2 kids and the harder he tries it seems the worse things get for him. He has had 2 cars stolen. The last one was a junker with only liability insurance and he lost $2000 in tools that were in the trunk. He is a mechanic and only had them in there because he was helping a buddy fix his car on the weekend. So now he has a limited ability to make money to replace the the tools he needs to make money. I know he wasn't to serious about being a criminal but I couldn't shake the feeling of hopelessnes and desperation he felt.
  6. nj_m715

    nj_m715 www.veggear.blogspot.com

    It's no secrete it started over food prices but most people I talk to have no idea. The crowds were reported to be chanting give us sugar and reportedly a street vendor set himself on fire in protest because he could no longer support his family.

    When you're already spending most of your income eat, it's hard to absorb a 100% rise in wheat, rice etc.

    Maybe it's no secrete to me because I like to watch the pbs world news and talk shows instead of the local junk.
  7. sailaway

    sailaway Well-Known Member

    Greece looks like the first country in Europe to be outwardly going this way.:scratch

    It is interesting how the leaders of the middle east countries are now being painted as dictators. I wonder how many we installed?:scratch

    On another note I enjoy PBS news also, presents the facts, lets me draw my own conclusions. :2thumb: