(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The following interview with Brandon Smith by Richie Allen discusses a theory that Donald Trump was “allowed” to take office so as to become a scapegoat for the long-planned financial collapse and transition. This manufactured economic storm, as it has been said by many, will bring in a new “upgraded” financial system—one that seems better on the surface—like asset-backed currencies but is ultimately the same financial slavery system. Of course, this is an unpopular theory for many who want to believe Trump is a white knight or that such a financial transition from fiat to asset-backed currencies are a grand solution.
The powers that be have maintained control for millennia, often employing political, economic, and warfare shifts to their advantage, changing the overall appearance of tyrannical control while the overarching system remains the same. This works well because human beings can be easily conditioned to think inside the box only. The shadowy controllers encourage us to debate issues within the control system, shuffling chairs on the Titanic, as it were, while the ship continues to sink beneath the waves. As an example of this, consider the debate between fiat and asset-backed currencies.
Fiat is a term that means by decree. Fiat money is often a form of paper currency that is not supported by assets—something that is chosen as money because we say so, hence by decree. But even all the fiat currencies in our world, like the U.S. Dollar, Euro, and many others, are actually backed by the “full faith and credit” of the people. Also, behind the scenes, chattel paper, such as bonds and birth certificates “backs” this money. And oil markets also influence the value of the USD, hence the term petrodollar. The value of fiat currencies are influenced by many different factors but in relation to asset-backed currencies, they are not tied to the value of a mineral like gold.
Asset-backed currencies are forms of money that are based on “real things,” like gold, silver, precious metals, or resources in general. A gold-backed currency, in contrast to a fiat currency, is valued against the price of gold.
Now there are major differences in the way such currencies can be used, and to be sure, switching from a fiat to asset-backed system will change things. But ultimately, all money is “fiat” because all money is only—ever—a representation of value, something that is agreed to and therefore decreed by use in social contexts. When we choose to accept money in place of direct trade, we literally decree that this intermediary thing has value by our consent of use—implicitly a fiat thing. Whether or not we want to use gold or toothpicks doesn’t matter. The key concept behind all money is that people agree to use it. In other words, the common factor behind all forms of currency is that the people agree to their use, whether explicitly, implied, or via force. And most importantly, the people who control such systems, usually bankers and those with (lots of money) can take steps to ensure no matter what system is used, they retain control. Bill Still’s documentaries entitled the Money Masters, and Secret of Oz demonstrate that throughout history, economic shifts have come and gone, creating transfers of power on the surface, while the hidden controllers remain intact. This is a grander meaning of the following quote.
“Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws” — Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild
Therefore, regarding the money issue, if the people really want to fix the system and stop the machinations that come about through financial slavery, they must acknowledge it is our participation in financial systems that make everything work. Which system we decide to use isn’t important to the controllers. They don’t care whether we pick a “fiat” system or an “asset-backed” one, as long as we choose to use money as the only system for exchanging value, the powers that be are happy. This is the in-the-box control system I was referring to above.
Here are some other examples of in-the-box control systems:
- Republican vs. Democrat—it doesn’t matter who you vote for, the corporate shadow government always wins.
- Organic vs. Inorganic Pasteurized Milk—both are toxic when heated above 212º F (but Organic has no hormones and antibiotics).
- Punishments vs. Rewards—both are forms of operant conditioning or behavior control, suppression of the inner being leading to dependency instead of autonomy.
- Atheism vs. Dogmatic Religion—both are forms of thought control that subvert intrinsic contemplation of reality in favor of socially accepted beliefs about what is said to be real.
- “Green Energy” vs. Fossil Fuels—both are forms of energy dominance based on outdated technology designed to raise the cost of living and support financial enslavement.
The list goes on and on. So long as the people continue to think inside the box, they never realize that it is the box itself that must be transcended.
Insofar as Trump being a scapegoat, I think it is a definitive possibility. Some have suggested that Trump is not a member of the Cabal to the degree that Hillary Clinton is. And if his win of the 2016 race was truly due to the people then this undoubtedly can be seen as a sign the people have had enough. But that doesn’t mean the game is over yet. If there is truly an alliance that is supporting Trump, the people mustn’t let their guard down because the current group in power is being overthrown. Who’s to say that the next group of controllers will be any different, especially if the people are still plagued by ignorance and subject to the dictates of a ruling class—no matter how seemingly benevolent.
So while we can take the current shifts unfolding at this time as a sign a climate of change is upon us, I suggest we must remain vigilant and continue to seek solutions to the core problem, which I argue is a lack of self-mastery in the human population. It’s very easy to deceive people when they don’t have a firm grasp of the truth. And most of humanity is totally dependent on an authority to tell them what is real, what justice is, what money is, and how to run our lives. I think the ultimate solution is to reclaim our inner power of choice and work together to question the status quo, which is essentially what Brandon Smith discusses in his article.
The following is the interview between Allen and Smith and I have included the article they are discussing below as well.
“Trump Chosen By Elite To Be Scapegoat For Massive 2017 Crash!” Says Financial Writer
by Richie Allen, November 30th 2016
In the video below, Richie Allen has an enlightening interview with financial writer Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com. Smith predicts an engineered economic collapse will happen very quickly into Trump’s presidency. Smith says the agenda is to “Kill the dollar. Bring down the US. And blame nationalists.”
Allen and Smith also politely debate socialism versus free markets. Remarkable discussion.
As I noted in my last article World Suffers From Trump Shellshock – Here’s What Happens Next, there are two primary consequences of a Trump presidency that actually serve globalists and elites in the long run.
The first is the consequence of a perfect scapegoat for the economic crisis which the elites have been gestating since 2008. Trump enters the White House with a clear political mandate, a mandate that supposedly gives conservatives more power than at any other time in U.S. history. This mandate might seem like a miracle, a free hand of power to sovereignty and liberty champions to defeat the collectivist tyranny of cultural Marxists on the Left once and for all. However, it could also backfire, because under this mandate EVERYTHING bad that happens under Trump’s watch can be blamed on Trump and his followers. Conservatives have been given almost absolute influence over government (or apparent influence); by extension, they also inherit absolute responsibility, whether they like it or not.
I examined this first consequence in detail in numerous articles leading up to the 2016 election. In fact, it is the primary reason why I was so certain Trump would be president. He is the perfect scapegoat, or the perfect conduit. Under Trump, the last stage of economic collapse can finally be initiated by the financial elites and most of the world including half the population of the U.S. will immediately and without question blame conservatism, nationalism, sovereignty advocates and Trump for the disaster. They won’t think twice about looking in the direction of global bankers.
For those that immediately scoff at such a notion, I highly recommend they research the concept of 4th Generation Warfare. I also highly recommend study into a Department of Defense paper called ‘From Psyop To Mindwar: The Psychology Of Victory’, written by Major Michael Aquino (a self proclaimed “satanist”) and Colonel Paul Vallely (today a self proclaimed liberty champion). I would also compel people to read ‘The Art Of War’ by Sun Tzu, the same manuscript that all recruits of the CIA are required to read.
The essence of the most advanced form of warfare is the ability to defeat an opponent, or a population, without having to fight at all. Instead, the master tactician seeks to influence his opponent to surrender without fighting, or, to influence his opponent to destroy himself. This is accomplished primarily through propaganda, subversion, asymmetric warfare (terrorism and insurgency) and most importantly, co-option.
As I noted in my last article, if you want to be able to accurately predict future events, you must understand the minds of the people with the most influence over those events. The financial elites, highly motivated and highly organized, are the single most important gatekeepers to geopolitical change today. Know their mind, and you will know the general path tomorrow will take.
This is not to say that the elites are “omnipotent.” Frankly, they don’t need to be. With the utter lack of vigilance and awareness within our society, the elites only need to be relatively intelligent and exceedingly morally bankrupt to manipulate the masses. When skeptics argue with me that the elites would “have to be omnipotent to influence the social narrative in the manner I describe,” I have to laugh. Any person of above-average intelligence and unlimited capital (as the financial elites have) can do considerable damage to a society, bring empires to their knees and condition the populace to think and react in a specific fashion.
If I had the same resources at my disposal as the elites have (and the same lack of conscience), I could probably do a far better job than they when manipulating geopolitical outcomes. They make numerous mistakes if you pay close attention to their actions. I hardly consider myself the smartest person around, let alone “omnipotent.” This is a silly notion. The reality is, the more ignorant the population, the easier it is to control and misdirect them. To the ignorant, the elites might seem “omnipotent.” They aren’t; they merely have more-intelligent-than-average people at their disposal and printing presses to pay for everything they want.
The smarter and more vigilant any given population, the more difficult it is to influence them through deception. This is very simple. To put it even more bluntly, the elites get away with subversive tyranny because there are too many willfully stupid people.
Following this line of thinking, there is a second consequence of Election 2016 that greatly concerns me — the potential for co-option of the Liberty Movement, the only existing opposing force to globalism. Co-option requires the centralization of a group in thought and deed under the influence of a small number of hands, or a single white knight figure. As I noted in my article Will A Trump Presidency Really Change Anything For The Better?, published in March of this year:
“The other ingenious aspect of the Trump campaign is really who he is running against — Hillary Clinton, a rabidly liberal candidate even more hated than Barack Obama. A candidate with a potentially serious criminal record and a penchant for an outright communistic world view far beyond that of Bernie Sanders. Those of us who have been in the writing field for a long time and have dabbled in fiction know that in order to create a fantastic hero, you must first put even more work into creating a fantastic villain. The hero is nothing without the villain.
The unmitigated horror inherent in the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency is like adding jet fuel to the Trump campaign. (And yes, I am assuming according to the results of the primaries so far that the final election will be between Trump and Clinton).”
And, as I explained in my article Clinton Versus Trump And The Co-Option Of The Liberty Movement published in September:
“Whenever you have a rebellion focused on the inherent ideals of freedom, totalitarian institutions struggle to intervene. The issue is, freedom is not only moral, but practical. Wherever true freedom exists, people are not only happier, but more productive and prosperous. It’s hard for a tyrant to fight a rebellion based on freedom because the idea is more powerful than any weapon or any form of treachery. No matter how advanced the tyranny is, and no matter how many rebels they imprison or kill, the idea of freedom endures.
The only way to destroy a rebellion like this, a rebellion like the liberty movement, is to make it about something other than freedom. The powers that be have to convince that movement to support policies that are destructive to their own ideals. If this can be done, then that rebellion has lost the advantage of principle — the only advantage that really matters.”
The co-option of the liberty movement is not necessarily direct. It can be achieved through what I call “absorption.” Take note that the mainstream media and elitists avoid using the label “liberty movement” at all costs because this is something we labeled ourselves many years ago. Instead, they seek to control what we are called; labeling us “populists” of the “Alt-Right.” The liberty movement has been fighting the globalists in the information war for a long time. The average conservative Republican is new to this party, and yet the liberty movement is being called the “Alt-Right?”
Even Bloomberg pointed out with relative glee that the Tea Party (liberty movement), a movement which leftists despise with every fiber of their being, could be devoured by Trump’s campaign and reconstituted into something else. Read their editorial The Tea Party Meets Its Maker, but only if you have a strong stomach.
In the battle against the Marxist left, it is important that we do not lose track of our original identity, or the elites at the top of the pyramid. Also important is that we do not forsake our original principles in order to achieve “victory” over our adversaries. This is a very difficult problem to discuss when you consider who we are fighting against.
I have always said that it was the social justice cult and their zealotry that drove the rise of Trump. It was they that created the public firestorm with their open contempt for our right to free thought and free expression. But keep in mind, this has all happened before, and with terrible results.
In Europe during the 1920s and early 1930s, the overall rise of Fascism was in direct response to economic crisis and the insurgency of communism. Communism is essentially collectivism on the far left side of the political spectrum. Fascism is a collectivist trap the “Right” sometimes falls into. Both lead to centralization and tyranny.
Communism is tyranny in the name of undermining the strong and independent in order to make room for the weak. Fascism is tyranny in the name of routing out the weak to make room for the strong.
It is these two political extremes that the elites have used over the past century to dominate geopolitical outcomes. Again, for those who are skeptical I highly recommend the extensive research and evidence presented by Antony Sutton, who outlined succinctly the FACT that both the Bolshevik Revolution and the rise of the Third Reich were funded and managed by Wall Street moguls and international banking interests.
The elites are notorious for playing the extreme left against the right in order to drive conservatives to the opposite extreme. My concern is not only that through Trump the elites can easily scapegoat conservative movements for a global economic crisis, but also that through the intense vitriol of the social justice left, infuriated by their loss to Trump in the election, conservatives may be driven to abandon their constitutional ideals and become the monster they hoped to destroy.
Carroll Quigley, CFR elitist and mentor to Bill Clinton, was highly open about the plans of globalists to establish one world governance in his book “Tragedy And Hope.” The following quote from Carroll Quigley’s Dissent: Do We Need It? could be taken as anti-right propaganda, but I take it as a warning that the elites see potential exploitation of the political right in America:
“For example, I’ve talked about the lower middle class as the backbone of fascism in the future. I think this may happen. The party members of the Nazi Party in Germany were consistently lower middle class. I think that the right-wing movements in this country are pretty generally in this group.”
Again, the liberty movement cannot be defeated by the globalists directly. If the fight comes down to an open confrontation between freedom versus globalism, the globalists will inevitably lose. Instead, it appears to me that the globalists are more than happy to either allow Trump into the White House, or to install him in the White House as a means to rewrite the liberty movement into a villainous character, rather than the rebellious hero of our story.
So far it would seem that the temptations to revert to fascism are many. Set aside the threat of ISIS terrorism and think about the insanity showcased by the Left.
When I mentioned in my last article the crippling of social justice, I did not mention that this could have some negative reverberations. With Trump and conservatives taking near-total power after the Left had assumed they would never lose again, their reaction has been to transform. They are stepping away from the normal activities and mindset of cultural Marxism and evolving into full blown communists. Instead of admitting that their ideology is a failure in every respect, they are doubling down.
When this evolution is complete, the Left WILL resort to direct violent action on a larger scale, and they will do so with a clear conscience because, in their minds, they are fighting fascism. Ironically, it will be this behavior by leftists that may actually push conservatives towards a fascist model. Conservatives might decide to fight crazy with more crazy.
The mainstream media and popular media largely controlled by leftist elements are only pouring gasoline on the fire, with major pundits and media personalities steadily hinting at “revolution” in the face of a “Trumpist” America. But here is the thing, these people are kidding themselves.
The alternative media is eclipsing corporate media today. Their time is coming to an end.
Leftists including groups like Black Lives Matter are also ill equipped to violently combat a conservative movement with a lifetime of experience in arms and the will to use them. If the Left leaps into the realm of violent Marxist revolution, they will lose in America. That said, there is a cost.
The cost could very well be the heritage of freedom that conservatives desire to protect. The alternative media may overrun the corporate media, but will we become the corporate media in the process?
If under Trump conservatives fall to temptation and exploit the “ring of power” that is government to exert dominance in the name of stopping the Left, then they will ultimately be destroyed as well.
In this case history will not remember conservatives as freedom fighters rebelling against globalist machinations, but as evil “populists” that caused global economic collapse and the re-establishment of the institution of fascism. The globalists can swoop in after the dust has settled and use the American collapse fable as a story to tell children for the next century. A reminder that nationalism and sovereignty are harbingers of war and death. Conservatism will be abhorred as “deplorable,” an ugly ideal akin to Nazism.
At this point, the globalists will have won, for no other philosophy contrary to globalism will ever exist again. No one would want to associate themselves with historical “villains” and bogeymen.
As I have mentioned consistently, I have no idea whether or not Donald Trump is aware of this potential trap. I also have no idea if he was sincere in his campaign or simply telling people what they wanted to hear. At this time, his consideration of neo-con political elites and Goldman Sachs bankers for cabinet positions does not leave a positive impression. And, his seeming refusal to commit to prosecution of Hillary Clinton (which I also predicted) for her obvious crimes is a warning bell of liberty advocates.
My position is that the Liberty Movement must always remain the Liberty Movement if conservatives and sovereignty proponents want a chance to survive. We have to be willing remain just as watchful and critical of Trump as we would have been with Hillary Clinton. And, if he breaks his promises or goes against his oath to the constitution, we must be willing to go to war with him, just as we would have with Clinton.
This puts us in a tenuous position — fighting the Left is bad enough. Going against Trump if he steps out of line is worse, because then we can be labeled leftists as well. This is the essence of 4th Generation warfare — cornering an opponent so that each move he makes is a sacrifice. If the opponent is not careful, he might just destroy himself.
There is a way to undermine this strategy by the elites; as conservatives we must treat Trump like a new employee. We have to put him on probation and watch him, not give him the keys to the store on the first day. We must also continue to educate fellow conservatives (and any on the Left that have the sense to listen) that this fight is FAR from over. In fact, it has just begun. In the end, our strategy must be for the Liberty Movement to absorb the “Alt-Right”, instead of being absorbed. And, we must focus our efforts and actions against top globalists and their organizations rather than only focusing on the regressive left.
People must understand that the real threat in all of this has been and always will be the globalists. Instead of fighting each other in a futile theater of the absurd, we must fight and remove them from the chess board, wherever and whenever they show their faces in the daylight.
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December 1st, 2016: Minor grammar corrections were made to the introductory portion of this article.