by Dave Kranzler, Investment Research Dynamics:
“I read Atlas Shrugged, Brave New World (+ Brave New World Revisited) and 1984 every ten years or so. Each time they are closer to reality.” That comment was emailed in from a listener who offered the suggestion that the websites identified by Jeff Bezos’ “Washington Post” are Russian propaganda conduits should combine resources and sue the WashPo. Apparently the proprietor of Nakedcapitalism.com, Yves Smith, has threatened the WashPo with a defamation lawsuit and has demanded a public retraction of the accusations put forth by Deep State insider, Jeff Bezos (see this for details on Bezo’s connection to the Deep State: McCarthy’s Red Scare Redux).
The problem is that lawsuits of that nature do no good anymore. We’re in the latter stages of “Atlas Shrugged.” If you’re not part of the insider Government’s elitist circle, there is no Rule of Law. If Yves takes up a collection to help fund her fight, we will gladly contribute but we don’t think fighting the trend is going to do anything other than pander to our ego. It’s false gratification that is embedded in the illusion that citizens can effect change. Ask the people who are being honest with themselves if their vote for “change” worked in 2008…
In other words, there’s a movement toward totalitarianism set in motion now that can’t be stopped until it blows itself up. History is pretty clear on this dynamic. Look at the Bill being passed by the House that contains a section which opens the door for internet censorship. If that Bill becomes a law, it will remove any legal standing to file suits like the one threatened by Yves. If she’s serious about filing a suit, she needs to file it before the Senate passes that legislation and before it’s signed by either Obama or Trump.
The movement toward Governmental totalitarian control gained traction when nobody put up any resistance to the increasing use of presidential Executive Orders. Congress should have been livid but rolled over under a shower of special interest money. The use of the Executive Order usurps Congressional and Judicial power and transfers it to the Executive Branch of Government and, specifically, to the Oval Office. It’s Rule of Man.
Just like the totalitarian creep, the use of propaganda by the Government is intended to assert control over the public’s perception. The phony economic reports and the manipulation of the markets – especially the intervention in the stock gold markets – are various forms of propaganda. The economic fundamentals continue to deteriorate. By just about every privately source economic data series the U.S. economy is contracting – i.e. in a recession.
If the Dow and the S&P 500 keep going higher and the price of gold is prevented from moving higher – and even though the economic fundamentals would suggest that stocks should be tanking and gold should be soaring – it sends the “message” that “maybe everything is better than it seems to me.” Pure. Unadulterated. Propaganda.
In today’s episode of the Shadow of Truth, we discuss the use of propaganda and market manipulation as tools used by the Government to help it advance the movement toward to a totalitarian system as prophesied by visionaries like Orwell, Huxley and Rand:
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