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The End is Nearing: A World Slowly/Openly Turning Away from the USD, by Matthew Piepenburg

The U.S. is managing to throw away a colossal advantage it held in global affairs: the world’s reserve currency. From Matthew Piepenburg at goldswitzerland.com:

With the USD losing influence, it would be the understatement of the year to say that we live in interesting times, for we certainly do.

But despite the inevitable attacks of appearing sensational, un-American or just plain cynical, I feel a more appropriate phrase boils down to this:

“We live in dishonest times.”

Below, I bluntly address the “Fed pivot debate,” the “inflation debate” and the USD’s slow global decline in the setting of a now multi-FX new normal in which gold’s historical bull market has yet to even begin.

These views are not based on biased politics, but honest economics, which for some odd reason, ought to still matter.

Let’s dig in.

The New Normal: Open Dishonesty

I recently authored a report showcasing a string cite of empirically open lies which now pass for reality on everything from the CPI inflation scale to the Cleveland Fed’s +1 real interest rate myth, or from official unemployment data to the now comical (revised) definition of a recession.

But a more recent lie from on high comes directly from the highest of all, U.S. President Joe Biden.

Earlier this month, Biden waddled to his podium and prompt-read to the world that the US just saw 0% inflation for the month of July.

Oh dear . . .

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The Meaning of Incredible, by James Howard Kunstler

Most people are pretending not to notice that our country is being destroyed. James Howard Kunstler is not one of them. From Kunstler at kunstler.com:

The CDC seems to think nobody will notice its crimes, and the crimes of its sister agencies, FDA, NIAID, NIH, (and the White House Task Force) if it strolls jauntily into the fall season whistling a happy a tune: Nevermind Covid anymore, la la la…. Did I say crimes? Yes, I did. As in gross violations of the law and the basic social contract.

They lied about their roles in the nefarious origins of SARS CoV-2. They conjured up — already had waiting, actually — dangerous genetic treatments masquerading as “vaccines” and then they faked the safety trials to rush them into use. They denied people proper, effective treatments with inexpensive drugs and killed them with ventilators and remdesivir — solely to maintain a fraudulent emergency use authorization (EUA) that shielded “vaccine” companies from lawsuits. Once the “vaccines’ were widely distributed — and forced upon many people with mandates — they confabulated and hid information about adverse reactions and deaths. They destroyed countless small businesses, livelihoods, households, and hindered children’s development with lockdowns. And they used both social and news media to censor their critics in direct violation of the first amendment. That’s all.

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The Intentionality of Parasites and Vampires, by Doug “Uncola” Lynn

Our would-be leaders will propose, we would-be subjugatees will dispose. Somebody is going to be awfully disappointed. From Doug “Uncola” Lynn at theburningplatform.com:

A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbor.

-Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745)

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 –1882), Essays: First and Second Series

Welcome back, my friends

to the show that never ends.

We’re so glad you could attend!

Come inside! Come inside!

– Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 2

To give credit where credit is due, the title of this article was borrowed from another writer posting on the innate mechanisms of parasites; and describing how, in nature, the organic system of a parasitic organism will prioritize its own survival over the life of its host. The article, of course, was an analogy between biogenetic bloodsuckers and bamboozling billionaires.

Indeed, Those Who Want to Rule the World have utilized modern mass media to propagate mind-controlling narratives designed to ensure their survival.  Through the use of deception that manufactures consent in populations, false narratives have instilled beliefs in people who, on faith, act upon the lies.

Today’s vampires and parasites could also be compared to witch doctors endlessly casting spells, and agitating and gaslighting the tribes, through fear and superstition.

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We Don’t Believe You, by Jeff Deist

The only thing that comes out of the establishment are lies. From Jeff Deist at mises.org:

David French, maybe National Review’s most reliably wrong scribe, issued this gem in response to the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s residence in Florida:

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Imagine thinking federal police agents and lawyers will be “held accountable,” or that presidents are not above the law! Is this an afterschool special? “Let’s wait and see, folks, before we judge the situation. It might be perfectly on the up and up! Have faith in the rule of law and trust the process!”

French, in keeping with the listless residue of Conservative Inc., either can’t or won’t face the reality of postgoodwill America. This starts and ends with politics. If politics is war by other means, subterfuge is part and parcel of every battle and skirmish in that war. We are not required to take a combatant’s claims at face value, blundering ahead like Lucan and Cardigan at Balaclava. The contrary, in fact. Any political statement made today, by any politician or candidate or public official, can be answered thus: “We don’t believe you.” And with this comes a corollary: “We don’t trust you.”

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Do We Really Know Who Is Winning in Ukraine? By Doug Bandow

What if those who read banned sites like RT and Sputnik (banned because they’re Russian) and sites that haven’t been completely banned yet but have a Russian orientation have a better idea of what’s going on in Ukraine than devoted readers of the mainstream media? This article is funny because its clear that Doug Bandow, a fairly astute analyst who spends too much time reading the mainstream media, is in the process of being redpilled on whose actually winning in Ukraine. From Bandow at theamericanconservative.com:

We underestimated the Ukrainians and overestimated the Russians, but now we seem to be doing the reverse.

Who is winning the Russo-Ukraine war?

Ukraine is defeating Russia. With a little more Western assistance, Ukraine will defeat Russia. With increased and sustained aid, Ukraine will defeat Russia. Ukraine and Russia are locked in a potentially lengthy stalemate. Ukraine is giving way as Russia slowly achieves its objectives in the east. Ukraine is losing and Russia will eventually conquer the entire country.

The answer depends on who you listen to.

Yet the answer matters. Western preferences—for Kiev to defeat, even humiliate Moscow—might be coloring assessments of the state of the war and warping expectations for the future.

Russia’s attack was unjustified and criminal, causing needless death and destruction in Ukraine, and sacrificing Russian lives for no good reason. The U.S. and Europeans share the blame, having spent decades ignoring and dismissing security complaints from Moscow, a decision that turned out to be foolish, even reckless. However, that does not excuse Putin’s murderous aggression. Nor are Ukrainians his only victims; Vladimir Putin’s decision has sent shockwaves across nations and continents.

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The News Is Designed To Break Your Will, by Paul Rosenberg

Propaganda eventually buries most people. From Paul Rosenberg at freemansperspective.com:

More or less every adult knows there are serious problems with “the news,” by which I refer to the alphabet soup of news organizations plus fact-checked social media. Most of them, however, are smallish things; legitimately bad, but not the central issue.

What matters most about the news is that it’s designed… structured… to soften and break human will. All else pales compared to this.

This “breaking of will” turns on a single fact: That acts of will require you to expend energy. Every time you see a lie and say, “I don’t think so,” you have to expend energy… energy you could have used for other things. And if the people around you believe the lie, the energy required to maintain your will shoots sky-high.

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Thralldom and Its Uses, by James Howard Kunstler

When people can’t find food, they lose their taste for TPTB bullshit. From James Howard Kunstler at kunstler.com:

Spring is always convulsive, with new things heaving into life. Under every dead leaf, something stirs and seeks light, the old must make way for the new, and to some degree the earth is not quite the same place as it was the last time it turned, though the scene looks superficially familiar. Winter’s torpor is, at least, a cold comfort, but springtime’s warmth and movement rattle the nerves. Things unseen shift ominously beneath us. Everything is pending and tending, and nothing is resolved.

Having wrecked its latest business model —hypertrophic financial fakery — Western Civ stumbles into the blinding new reality that it takes real stuff to run an economy, and that money itself is not an adequate replacement for the stuff. The trillions supposedly vested, for instance, in stock market valuations mostly represent mere wishes and promises, and for what? Why, for more money — which responds by losing value, so that we’re racing ever faster toward a receding horizon.

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You’ve Been Misinformed, by James Howard Kunstler

If you don’t instinctively distrust anything you hear from the government or its captive crony institutions, you haven’t been paying attention. From James Howard Kunstler at kunstler.com:

Isn’t it obvious by now that pervasive dishonesty is the foremost crisis of many crises in Western Civ generally and American life in particular? All our authorities have made themselves false, lying their way into the broad collapse of confidence that drives the nation toward some culminating horror show of strife and loss.

The go-to lever of concerted mind-fuckery has been the term-of-art misinformation, applied especially to things and propositions that are truthful — thereby confounding the public’s ability to discern truth in anything, or to discover how they are being misled in matters of life and death. We’ve allowed the worst in human nature to disgrace ourselves. Satan, Father of Lies, is Western Civ’s paragon of disgrace, and so American life appears more and more Satanic and disgraceful.

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Defending Psychological War, by Caitlin Johnstone

As long as the cause is right, there’s nothing wrong with government lying at all, and it should be encouraged. From Caitlin Johnstone at caitlinjohnstone.com:

This is the stage of narrative control where the public is trained to defend their government’s right to commit psychological warfare, even when it’s openly based on outright lies.

NBC News has a report out citing multiple anonymous U.S. officials, humorously titled “In a break with the past, U.S. is using intel to fight an info war with Russia, even when the intel isn’t rock solid.“

The officials say the Biden administration has been rapidly pushing out “intelligence” about Moscow’s plans in Ukraine that is “low-confidence” or “based more on analysis than hard evidence” or even just plain false, in order to fight an information war against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The report says that toward this end the U.S. government has deliberately circulated false or poorly evidenced claims about impending chemical weapons attacks, about Russian plans to orchestrate a false flag attack in the Donbass to justify an invasion, about Putin’s advisers misinforming him and about Russia seeking arms supplies from China.

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