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Doug Casey On The End Of Western Civilization

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Civilization is on a lot of people’s minds.

Let’s talk about this trend.

Doug Casey: Western Civilization has its origins in ancient Greece. It’s unique among the world’s civilizations in putting the individual—as opposed to the collective—in a central position. It enshrined logic and rational thought—as opposed to mysticism and superstition—as the way to deal with the world. It’s because of this that we have science, technology, great literature and art, capitalism, personal freedom, the concept of progress, and much, much more. In fact, almost everything worth having in the material world is due to Western Civilization.

Ayn Rand once said “East minus West equals zero.” I think she went a bit too far, as a rhetorical device, but she was essentially right. When you look at what the world’s other civilizations have brought to the party, at least over the last 2,500 years, it’s trivial.

I lived in the Orient for years. There are many things I love about it—martial arts, yoga, and the cuisine among them. But all the progress they’ve made is due to adopting the fruits of the West.

Nick Giambruno: There are so many things degrading Western Civilization. Where do we begin?

Doug Casey: It’s been said, correctly, that a civilization always collapses from within. World War 1, in 1914, signaled the start of the long collapse of Western Civilization. Of course, termites were already eating away at the foundations, with the writings of people like Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Karl Marx. It’s been on an accelerating downward path ever since, even though technology and science have been improving at a quantum pace. They are, however, like delayed action flywheels, operating on stored energy and accumulated capital. Without capital, intellectual freedom, and entrepreneurialism, science and technology will slow down. I’m optimistic we’ll make it to Kurzweil’s Singularity, but there are no guarantees.

Things also changed with the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913. Before that, the US used gold coinage for money. “The dollar” was just a name for 1/20th of an ounce of gold. That is what the dollar was. Paper dollars were just receipts for gold on deposit in the Treasury. The income tax, enacted the same year, threw more sand in the gears of civilization. The world was much freer before the events of 1913 and 1914, which acted to put the State at the center of everything.

The Fed and the income tax are both disastrous and unnecessary things, enemies of the common man in every way. Unfortunately, people have come to believe they’re fixtures in the cosmic firmament. They’re the main reasons—there are many other reasons, though, unfortunately—why the average American’s standard of living has been dropping since the early 1970s. In fact, were it not for these things, and the immense amount of capital destroyed during the numerous wars of the last 100 years, I expect we’d have already colonized the moon and Mars. Among many other things…

But I want to re-emphasize that the science, the technology, and all the wonderful toys we have are not the essence of Western Civilization. They’re consequences of individualism, capitalism, rational thought, and personal freedom. It’s critical not to confuse cause and effect.

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Nick Giambruno: You mentioned that the average American’s standard of living has dropped since the early 1970s. This is directly related to the US government abandoning the dollar’s last link to gold in 1971. Since then, the Federal Reserve has been able to debase the US dollar without limit.

I think the dollar’s transformation into a purely fiat currency has eroded the rule of law and morality in the US. It’s similar to what happened in the Roman Empire after it started debasing its currency.

What do you think, Doug?

Doug Casey: All the world’s governments and central banks share a common philosophy, which drives these policies. They believe that you create economic activity by stimulating demand, and you stimulate demand by printing money. And, of course, it’s true, in a way. Roughly the same way a counterfeiter can stimulate a local economy.

Unfortunately, they ignore that, and completely ignore that the way a person or a society becomes wealthy is by producing more than they consume and saving the difference. That difference, savings, is how you create capital. Without capital you’re reduced to subsistence, scratching at the earth with a stick. These people think that by inflating—which is to say destroying—the currency, they can create prosperity. But what they’re really doing, is destroying capital: When you destroy the value of the currency, that discourages people from saving it. And when people don’t save, they can’t build capital, and the vicious cycle goes on.

This is destructive for civilization itself, in both the long term and the short term. The more paper money, the more credit, they create, the more society focuses on finance, as opposed to production. It’s why there are many times more people studying finance than science. The focus is increasingly on speculation, not production. Financial engineering, not mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering. And lots of laws and regulations to keep the unstable structure from collapsing.

What keeps a truly civil society together isn’t laws, regulations, and police. It’s peer pressure, social opprobrium, moral approbation, and your reputation. These are the four elements that keep things together. Western Civilization is built on voluntarism. But, as the State grows, that’s being replaced by coercion in every aspect of society. There are regulations on the most obscure areas of life. As Harvey Silverglate pointed out in his book, the average American commits three felonies a day. Whether he’s caught and prosecuted is a subject of luck and the arbitrary will of some functionary. That’s antithetical to the core values of Western Civilization.

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Nick Giambruno: Speaking of ancient civilizations like Rome, interest rates are about the lowest they’ve been in 5,000 years of recorded history. Trillions of dollars’ worth of government bonds trade at negative yields.

Of course, this couldn’t happen in a free market. It’s only possible because of central bank manipulation.

How will artificially low interest rates affect the collapse of Western Civilization?

Doug Casey: It’s really, really serious. I previously thought it was metaphysically impossible to have negative interest rates but, in the Bizarro World central banks have created, it’s happened.

Negative interest rates discourage saving. Once again, saving is what builds capital. Without capital you wind up as an empty shell—Rome in 450 A.D., or Detroit today—lots of wonderful but empty buildings and no economic activity. Worse, it forces people to desperately put their money in all manner of idiotic speculations in an effort to stay ahead of inflation. They wind up chasing the bubbles the funny money creates.

Let me re-emphasize something: in order for science and technology to advance you need capital. Where does capital come from? It comes from people producing more than they consume and saving the difference. Debt, on the other hand, means you’re living above your means. You’re either consuming the capital others have saved, or you’re mortgaging your future.

Zero and negative interest rate policies, and the creation of money out of nowhere, are actually destructive of civilization itself. It makes the average guy feel that he’s not in control of his own destiny. He starts believing that the State, or luck, or Allah will provide for him. That attitude is typical of people from backward parts of the world—not Western Civilization.

Nick Giambruno: What does it say about the economy and society that people work so hard to interpret what officials from the Federal Reserve and other central banks say?

Doug Casey: It’s a shameful waste of time. They remind me of primitives seeking the counsel of witch doctors. One hundred years ago, the richest people in the country—the Rockefellers, the Carnegies, and such—made their money creating industries that actually made stuff. Now, the richest people in the country just shuffle money around. They get rich because they’re close to the government and the hydrant of currency materialized by the Federal Reserve. I’d say it’s a sign that society in the US has become quite degraded.

The world revolves much less around actual production, but around guessing the direction of financial markets. Negative interest rates are creating bubbles, and will eventually result in an economic collapse.

Nick Giambruno: Negative interest rates are essentially a tax on savings. A lot of people would rather pull their money out of the bank and stuff it under a mattress than suffer that sting.

The economic central planners know this. It’s why they’re using negative interest rates to ramp up the War on Cash—the push to eliminate paper currency and create a cashless society.

The banking system is very fragile. Banks don’t hold much paper cash. It’s mostly digital bytes on a computer. If people start withdrawing paper money en masse, it won’t take much to bring the whole system down.

Their solution is to make accessing cash harder, and in some cases, illegal. That’s why the economic witch doctors at Harvard are pounding the table to get rid of the $100 bill.

Take France, for example. It’s now illegal to make cash transactions over €1,000 without documenting them properly.

Negative interest rates have turbocharged the War on Cash. If the central planners win this war, it would be the final deathblow to financial privacy.

How does this all relate to the collapse of Western Civilization?

Doug Casey: I believe the next step in their idiotic plan is to abolish cash. Decades ago they got rid of gold coinage, which used to circulate day to day in people’s pockets. Then they got rid of silver coinage. Now, they’re planning to get rid of cash altogether. So you won’t even have euros or dollars or pounds in your wallet anymore, or if you do, it will only be very small denominations. Everything else is going to have to be done through electronic payment processing.

This is a huge disaster for the average person: absolutely everything that you buy or sell, other than perhaps a candy bar or a hamburger, is going to have to go through the banking system. Thus, the government will be able to monitor every transaction and payment. Financial privacy, even what’s left of it today, will literally cease to exist.

Privacy is one of the big differences between a civilized society and a primitive society. In a primitive society, in your little dirt hut village, anybody can look through your window or pull back the flap on your tent. You have no privacy. Everybody can hear everything; see anything. This was one of the marvelous things about Western Civilization—privacy was valued, and respected. But that concept, like so many others, is on its way out…

Nick Giambruno: You’ve mentioned before that language and words provide important clues to the collapse of Western Civilization. How so?

Doug Casey: Many of the words you hear, especially on television and other media, are confused, conflated, or completely misused. Many recent changes in the way words are used are corrupting the language. As George Orwell liked to point out, to control language is to control thought. The corruption of language is adding to the corruption of civilization itself. This is not a trivial factor in the degradation of Western Civilization.

Words—their exact meanings, and how they’re used—are critically important. If you don’t mean what you say and say what you mean, then it’s impossible to communicate accurately. Forget about transmitting philosophical concepts.

Take for example shareholders and stakeholders. We all know that a shareholder actually owns a share in a company, but have you noticed that over the last generation shareholders have become less important than stakeholders? Even though stakeholders are just hangers-on, employees, or people who are looking to get in on a shakedown. But everybody slavishly acknowledges, “Yes, we’ve got to look out for the stakeholders.”

Where did that concept come from? It’s a recent creation, but Boobus americanus seems to think it was carved in stone at the country’s founding.

We’re told to protect them, as if they were a valuable and endangered species. I say, “A pox upon stakeholders.” If they want a vote in what a company does, then they ought to become shareholders. Stakeholders are a class of being created out of nothing by Cultural Marxists for the purpose of shaking down shareholders.

InternationalMan.com



45 Comments on "Doug Casey On The End Of Western Civilization"

  1. onlooker on Sun, 7th May 2017 8:21 am 

    The Fed and the income tax are both disastrous and unnecessary things, enemies of the common man in every way. —-This is all part and parcel of the greed and power lust emanating from financial elites and the United States. A way to feed the Military Industrial complex of the US and create a monstrously wealthy Banking Empire that would come to dominate world affairs. The US serving as the ultimate leverage to create a ruling shadow elite bestriding the planet. Why? Primarily power lust along with greed

  2. AFDV on Sun, 7th May 2017 8:35 am 

    @onlooker I don’t think blaming the elites is going to be fashionable for long. I experimented with being among bums and I didn’t like it. When you have people whose meager means only just barely sufficiently meeting their needs it reminds me of animals and consequently they act like them.

    I think I like the elites. With money I can buy my way out of bum situation and I learned that from the elites

  3. eugene on Sun, 7th May 2017 9:06 am 

    All societies look great when only the achievements are considered. This one ignores the poverty, the slaughter of millions, the slums, the wasted landscapes, destruction of the environment, etc. This is an article written by elitists who have experienced little, if any, of real life.

    As for AFDV, I grew up extremely poor which is much closer to survival. Your statements are superficial. As far as acting like animals, lets talk about the elites of America and the utter devastation of large areas of the planet ie cultures, people, environment, etc. If you want to chase wealth, and act accordingly, just say so instead of talking about “how bad the poor are” to justify you actions.

  4. Aire on Sun, 7th May 2017 9:29 am 

    I feel the comment by AFDV is just meant to be satire. I’m pretty sure he’s just trolling. There’s no way he could ever be a part of the banking or political elite.

    If he’s not trolling, then he must be one of the stupid people who think they can escape the state of “bummism” alongside the elites.

  5. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 9:38 am 

    Being a member of the Soviet communist block sucked for economic reasons. But now that that nightmare is over, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

    The Eastern European states refuse to take in migrants sold as “refugees”, where even the UN recently had to admit that less than 3% were bona fide refugees.

    Here Hungary investing another 15 million in building a second line of defense of 150 km

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LL6mBnsEI8

    A similar fence for the US would merely cost 2 billion, but the kosher run deep state, that wants to see the European character of the country destroyed, won’t have it and prevented Trump from fulfilling his most popular campaign promise.

    The real reason why Hungary and other Eastern European countries refuse to take in hostile invaders is because they were not mentally destroyed with decades of political correct propaganda (=kosher Sharia) and are able to resist pressure from US vassals from the likes of Merkel, Juncker and Hollande.

    Not building fences means the end of your country and civilization by turning it in a Babylon. As we all know Babylon didn’t exist for long.

  6. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 9:39 am 

    I feel the comment by AFDV is just meant to be satire. I’m pretty sure he’s just trolling.

    If I knew in advance that this site had a CIA troll, I would vote for AFDV as the most probable candidate.

  7. Jef on Sun, 7th May 2017 9:40 am 

    “…all the wonderful toys”. This says it all.

  8. onlooker on Sun, 7th May 2017 9:44 am 

    I am not sure what his comment was about Aire. I expect some will question my viewpoint. Then study how banking/lending works at this time, Especially, fiat currency, compound interest and fractional, then one most come to the conclusion this is best and shrewdest money making scheme ever devised. Then we all can agree in this world money bestows power. Finally supposedly from the mouth of a Rothchild (Elite banking family) came this comment, I paraphrase— Give me control of a nations money supply and I care not who makes or what its laws are.

  9. sunweb on Sun, 7th May 2017 10:00 am 

    So many inventions/technology from the East both physical and cultural – blatant Westocentricism.

  10. You Don't Want to Know Me on Sun, 7th May 2017 10:09 am 

    Well thank God those Western Civilization Ayrabs gave us a fucking zero…

    Cuz that’s what this whole fucking article is. A big, fat fucking zero.

    Stupid, brain dead, vermin ridden, maggot infested, retarded ass, dumb bull shit. And look at all the flies landing on it like it’s the sweetest shit they ever heard. Ya know why? Cuz people who eat this crud are big zeros themselves so they have to hang their hats on ‘cultural achievements’ rather than their own.

    Fucking lick-spittles…

  11. Ghung on Sun, 7th May 2017 10:09 am 

    Yet another testament to the disconnect between modern economic thought and what constitutes real capital: Energy, resources and environment. Everything else is just an artifact of the availability of these things, and/or their destruction.

    These assholes are running out of planet to exploit. Everything else follows.

  12. Sissyfuss on Sun, 7th May 2017 11:05 am 

    The Limits to Growth will collapse Western Civ and climate disruption will inhibit the formation of any plausible replacement. We are not the Masters of the Universe but rather coagulated anatomies of dust held together by a mystical power for the briefest of moments all the while lusting for a return to the Mother.

  13. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 11:24 am 

    Well thank God those Western Civilization Ayrabs gave us a fucking zero…

    If somebody had asked me in advance what the most likely invention would be that the Arabs would eventually come up with, I would have voted for the zero indeed.

  14. Dredd on Sun, 7th May 2017 11:30 am 

    “It’s unique among the world’s civilizations in putting the individual—as opposed to the collective—in a central position.” -post author

    Horse ca ca (When You Are Governed By Psychopaths – 7).

  15. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 11:32 am 

    So many inventions/technology from the East both physical and cultural – blatant Westocentricism.

    You’re a good guy sunweb, a bit slow perhaps, but a good guy.

    Oh and the word is “Euro-centrism”, not that silly “Westocentricism” and here is the reason why:

    https://s18.postimg.org/ieq72v70p/Charles_Murray.png

    The West is like a ship passing in the night. All you can expect from Harvard these days is this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC-Cqkq6zWc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOyBO-ts20c
    (The real rulers of the US who have decided that whitey needs to go)

  16. GregT on Sun, 7th May 2017 11:51 am 

    “In fact, almost everything worth having in the material world is due to Western Civilization.”

    Completely ignoring that the most important things in life are not material, and cannot be bought.

    “As George Orwell liked to point out, to control language is to control thought.”

    There was once a time, not that long ago, when the people were considered to be citizens. Now we call ourselves consumers. Consumers of material stuff.

    It’s no wonder that mental health has become so problematic within Western ‘societies’.

  17. sunweb on Sun, 7th May 2017 11:55 am 

    Your insults define you Cloggie. Sorry you don’t have a sense of humor, or perhaps any sense at all. Take care, bask in your ignorance while you can.

  18. GregT on Sun, 7th May 2017 12:26 pm 

    “If somebody had asked me in advance what the most likely invention would be that the Arabs would eventually come up with, I would have voted for the zero indeed.”

    No reason to vote on that Cloggie. Zero was indeed ‘invented’ by the Babylonians. (modern day Iraq)

    http://www.livescience.com/27853-who-invented-zero.html

    Without that ‘invention’, science itself never would have advanced.

    Thanks “Ayrabs”.

  19. onlooker on Sun, 7th May 2017 12:30 pm 

    It is a shame Western Man became so bogged down by superficial materialism and social status. Imprisoned to and addicted to urges and pleasures. Never finding true fulfillment or Peace. I cannot explain to others about Peace, I only know that it is in my humble opinion the true path to fulfillment.

  20. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 12:33 pm 

    “Assyrians and Mandaeans are also descendants of the Babylonians. The primary descendents of Babylonians are Iraqi Arabs (Arabized Mesopotamians). The Babylonians were a Southern Mesopotamian people and were of Semitic stock or Semitic speakers.”

  21. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 12:39 pm 

    20 min until the first French exit polls.

    Here an obscure link that claims that the bookies go for Marine le Pen:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/betting-markets-flip-marine-le-pen-final-hours-election-2/

  22. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 12:46 pm 

    After stay-at-home-mums we now may have the stay-at-home-voter:

    https://www.infowars.com/french-leftists-staying-home-could-lead-to-le-pen-win/

    Alex Jones wetting his pants that maybe le Pen could win.

  23. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 12:50 pm 

    Political animals pur sang Israelis claim:

    http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/LIVE-1.787654

    low turnout except in le Pen bulwarks.

  24. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 1:00 pm 

    Macron won 2-1

  25. GregT on Sun, 7th May 2017 1:04 pm 

    “Macron won 2-1”

    Good thing. For the globalists……

    “The European Union will die because the people do not want it anymore … arrogant and hegemonic empires are destined to perish,” Le Pen said to loud cheers and applause.

    “The time has come to defeat globalists,” she said, accusing her main rivals, centrist Emmanuel Macron and conservative Francois Fillon, of “treason” for their pro-EU, pro-market policies.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-election-le-pen-euro-idUSKBN16X0FO

  26. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 1:15 pm 

    The real reason why le Pen (and Wilders) lost is because the continental Europeans do NOT want to abolish euro and EU.

    We need a European Right, not old school national Right.

    Once le Pen accepts euro and EU, she will win.

    Only Europa plus Russia can dethrone ZOG-USA and “save the white race” in the last moment.

    It is now 65-35. I expect le Pen to increase a few % because folks don’t like to admit to have voted “extreme right”.

  27. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 1:19 pm 

    Rightwinger Faye gave the correct prediction, le Pen is shooting herself in the foot, or “temple” rather with her stupid self-defeating euro position:

    http://www.gfaye.com/euro-revolver-sur-la-tempe-de-marine-le-pen/

    Even notorious Europa haters like the British voted merely 48-52.

    The EU and euro are here to stay.

  28. onlooker on Sun, 7th May 2017 1:39 pm 

    So, Clog the EU and these other multilateral associations are not a stepping stone to the NWO? I tend to think so

  29. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 1:49 pm 

    You are correct that in the current situation the EU is a NWO tool. But so was Russia 1991-2000. All it takes is a politician with a spine, like Putin or Orban or le Pen to sabotage said NWO.

    After 2000 I turned from being a libtard yuppie into a (green) right-winger. But I always have been a political pro-European. The waiting is for the correct political personel.

    Perhaps Marion le Pen.

  30. You Don't Want to Know Me on Sun, 7th May 2017 2:44 pm 

    “If somebody had asked me in advance what the most likely invention would be that the Arabs would eventually come up with, I would have voted for the zero indeed.”

    Most stunningly dumb ass thing ever said.

    You do realize that the stream of data that makes these electrons dance in front of your dullard eyes is brought to you by ones and zeros?

    Fucktard – pasty faced Nazi pieces of shit are sub-human mongrels that need some fumigation. Maybe Zyklon B? Try it on yourself sometime Cloggie and help make the world a less dumb place.

    Christ Almighty… they let anyone in this joint. Being Nazi is bad enough but being stupid and ignorant is inexcusable.

  31. Cloggie on Sun, 7th May 2017 2:52 pm 

    You do realize that the stream of data that makes these electrons dance in front of your dullard eyes is brought to you by ones and zeros?
    Fucktard – pasty faced Nazi pieces of shit are sub-human mongrels that need some fumigation. Maybe Zyklon B? Try it on yourself sometime Cloggie and help make the world a less dumb place.
    Christ Almighty… they let anyone in this joint. Being Nazi is bad enough but being stupid and ignorant is inexcusable.

    I can’t remember that the Arabs invented the “1” as well, let alone computer screens or have a grasp of electrons.

    Or Zyklon-B, a chemical used by Americans, Germans and others to disinfect cloths, train waggons, etc. And to carry away the moral victory over the Germans in Nuremberg.

    http://tinyurl.com/krk83f2

    “A fumigation team in New Orleans, 1939. Zyklon canisters are visible.”

  32. Hubert on Sun, 7th May 2017 5:41 pm 

    Global White Population to Plummet to a Single Digit

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6pzPp1Q2ew

  33. Hello on Sun, 7th May 2017 6:52 pm 

    >>> Only Europa plus Russia can dethrone ZOG-USA and “save the white race

    No race is worthwhile saving.

    Having not enough babies yet being an economic powerhouse with “growth” as all-accepted god is not a good recipie for long term survival.
    Indoctrinating native children in mandatory public school to be ashamed of ones one culture while teaching 3rd world imports to be proud of theirs does not help either.

    People with a lot to loose and a full stomach don’t revolt.

    I’m sorry, but it doesn’t look good for europe.

  34. Apneaman on Sun, 7th May 2017 8:59 pm 

    clog, here is a picture of the effects of old school vermin fumigation.

    http://de.evangelischer-widerstand.de/pictures/documents/D5305/D5305-1.jpg

  35. makati1 on Sun, 7th May 2017 10:53 pm 

    More “Western” BULLSHIT! About time it all goes into the shitter. Tomorrow would not be soon enough. Bring it on!

    Just got back from a 3 day weekend on the farm, sans internet. No loss. Actually quite peaceful and relaxing. The new road is going forward and the farm itself is improving across the board.

    Asia is growing. The West is decaying. As the power moves East, so does the future. Looking forward to the new Asian Century. Aren’t you? LMAO

  36. Boat on Sun, 7th May 2017 11:55 pm 

    Mac,

    The Philippians GDP is about equal to Wisconson. Ranked at 20 of the 50 states. Wisconson, 5.7 million, Philippians, over 100 million. Enjoy your new road and massive power you accumulate. Lol

  37. makati1 on Mon, 8th May 2017 1:02 am 

    Now isn’t that interesting? Meaning that life here in the Ps is just as good as, or even better than, in the U$ at a much lower REAL Ps GDP. Life expectancy is increasing here. Decreasing in the U$. Why?

    American deteriorating Lifestyle? (Median wage today is the same as in 1978)
    Increasing proliferation of Drugs in America? (Legal and illegal)
    Increasing Poverty in America? (20+% of the population and growing)
    Murders in America? (Over 100 per day)
    Increasing Suicides in America? (Now exceed auto deaths at 100+ per day)
    Breakdown of the nuclear family? (50% of ‘families’ are one parent, usually female)

    Certainly not the FACT that the U$ is no longer the place to live for a ‘good, safe, prosperous’ life.

    Keep your head up your ass and pretend you live in a free country. Denial is better than drugs and free. LMAO

  38. Cloggie on Mon, 8th May 2017 2:08 am 

    Apneaman gloats: clog, here is a picture of the effects of old school vermin fumigation.

    Yep, now here is a holocaust that actually DID happen. All German cities were treated like that. America applies harsh measures to those who resist becoming integrated in their stinking one size fits all Hamburger empire. And they would have nuked Berlin if the Germans would have held out until August.

    And who was really responsible for this drama?

    http://tinyurl.com/z3qqcgm

    But there is a little thing called Kharma. Nobody has forgotten what the Americans and Soviets did. But the Soviets no longer exist. And the world has only one little problem to solve once and for all and that problem is you TalmudTurd. Soon America will seize to exist (in its current shape) and your last remaining power base will go with it down the drain.

    You only have to read the unmoderated comments sections of platforms like Youtube to see that ever larger parts of the population begins to understand who was behind communism, WW2, holotale, 9/11, Iraq, JFK, multicult and destruction of America and Europe through mass immigration. If I had a life insurance company I sure as hell wouldn’t want to do business with you.

    The West is dead, so let’s bury it. Something new will flourish on its grave, with a new post-Christian, anti-modernist value system. Long live the North.

    This nightmare century is almost over:

    https://www.amazon.com/Jewish-Century-Yuri-Slezkine-ebook/dp/B005646E32/ref=sr_1_1

  39. Cloggie on Mon, 8th May 2017 2:29 am 

    More “Western” BULLSHIT! About time it all goes into the shitter. Tomorrow would not be soon enough. Bring it on!

    Asia is growing. The West is decaying. As the power moves East, so does the future. Looking forward to the new Asian Century. Aren’t you? LMAO

    Wow the mask is falling off. “Predictions” turning into “bring-it-on” programs.

    Makati, who claims to be a white guy, is looking forward to an “Asian Century”, of which apparently he thinks he can be part of for a decade or two.

    This doesn’t add up. I know that Americans are low on identity stuff and have little ethnic pride (“raaaacism!”), but you are really pushing it.

    (And what happened to peak oil and climate change? Mysteriously the Asians seem to be immune against it)

    Just got back from a 3 day weekend on the farm, sans internet. No loss. Actually quite peaceful and relaxing. The new road is going forward and the farm itself is improving across the board.

    And the first thing you do is switch on the computer to report the world about it.lol

  40. makati1 on Mon, 8th May 2017 3:55 am 

    Cloggie, I have been cheering on the fall of the U$ for years here. You just missed it. The sooner the U$ goes down, the better for the other 7+ billion of us.

    Sorry, I got back last night and it was about noon before I logged on. I use the tools at hand as long as they last but 3+ days without it was refreshing. Try it sometime. 72 hours without internet or a PC/Laptop/pad or cell phone. It is liberating, just like being debt free. I lived almost 60 years without internet or PC. Giving it up will be easy. The lack of instant info only reminded me to increase my paper book library for the farm in the form of reference books and teaching aids.

    You might want to look at the desertification map in this article.

    https://mishtalk.com/2017/05/04/earth-overshoot-how-sustainable-is-population-growth/

    Never said climate change is not going to be easy in Asia, just different. When half of the U$ farmland is not able to grow food, most of Asia will still be eating. Die off is going to happen everywhere. I just chose the Ps as the best place to ride out the coming storm. So far, I have not changed my mind. The visit to the farm only strengthened it. The last place I want to be is in the U$ or the EU.

  41. Davy on Mon, 8th May 2017 6:04 am 

    Never said climate change is not going to be easy in Asia, just different. When half of the U$ farmland is not able to grow food, most of Asia will still be eating. Die off is going to happen everywhere. I just chose the Ps as the best place to ride out the coming storm. So far, I have not changed my mind. The visit to the farm only strengthened it. The last place I want to be is in the U$ or the EU.

    The worst of climate change is targeting India and China already who both are in a generalized water crisis and extreme overpopulation. Asia imports a significant amount of its food because it can’t feed itself. The Philippines is in the top 3 facing the worst of a world with rising temps and dangerous superstorms. Your fantasy farm is on the Pacific coast where the brunt of the storms will hit. Your adopted country already has its forest and fisheries in decline or actual local failure. Your bragging about the desertification of US farm land that contributes food exports to an overpopulated Asia is an ominous problem for Asia as well as the US.

    You are so far down the rat hole of oblivion there is no hope for you makati. I agree things are going to get bad here for me. I am getting ready for it. You on the other hand are bragging about how bad it will be for me and how good things will be for you. Maybe that is why the gang has you as their mascot. Mascots are curious fun little creatures. They love your anti-American rants.

  42. Davy on Mon, 8th May 2017 7:05 am 

    “Is North Korea The Excuse China Needs To Launch Monetary Armageddon?”
    http://tinyurl.com/kj8ynk4

    “China is not just juggling one possible conflict, it is also currently fighting another within its own borders. For China is simultaneously on the precipice of an another possible disaster. i.e., An outright monetary disaster of its own making which needs to be resolved with the same immediacy as this external one.”

    “I’m of the opinion this kerfuffle with N. Korea may be the catalyst which drives China to either embark on an outright kinetic posture against the West to resolve. (e.g., If no one backs down or worse) Or – will be the inflection point as to allow the monetary fallout within its financial markets to begin in earnest. Crippling the entire global economy in ways not fully understood (or envisioned) by many, especially “The West”, in what may be akin to a “First Strike” monetary (rather than kinetic) action.”

    “Where does the relationship between the Yuan and the $Dollar now stand? As one can see by the chart above we are currently hovering at the 6.900 range. That’s important not just for its “spitting distance” away from the all important psychological 7.000 level, but rather, how (and why) it’s there at all.”

    “All things being equal as the $Dollar had strengthened it put pressure on the Yuan. That pressure was/is wreaking havoc within China exacerbating the already near unmanageable capital flight taking place which shows no sign of letting up as evidenced by the chart above. For the higher the cross-rate ascends – the greater the issues weigh on the Chinese politburo via capital flight and more. And which lies-the-rub…For if the index is rising as the $Dollar is weakening? (as it is currently) That means the Yuan is losing value far faster than it was only months ago. And that’s a very, very, very (did I say very?) big problem for the current monetary status quo. Not to mention the global economy in general. The current financial underpinnings within the Chinese economy are once again under pressure in ways very few understand. With that said all one needs to watch as to perceive significant clues into the health of its underpinnings is the price stability in commodities. For much of China’s internal, and interwoven financial constructs for collateral are based on them. And one of the main players of that is iron ore. And guess what? Hint: Prices are/have collapsed at a precarious pace.”

    “The easiest way to categorize the relationship of commodity prices and the financial underpinnings within China is this: Commodities are the collateral and pricing foundation to much of China’s financial obligations – as real estate values are to MBS and all their counterparts. Yes, much of China’s financial problems are now with real estate, but what all that real estate was built and financed on was? Hint: Commodity collateralization. (Think CDS/MBS times a factor of 1000, if not more.)”

  43. newfie on Mon, 8th May 2017 7:48 am 

    I stopped reading at “I’m optimistic we’ll make it to Kurzweil’s Singularity”. That’s in the same category as Limitless Progress, Never Ending Growth and harversting asteroids. I’m optimistic we will be in a New Stone Age in a few hundred years.

  44. AFDF on Mon, 8th May 2017 8:36 am 

    I don’t know you so many of the fans of the alternative media hate money so much. And then in the same breath they’d rave on about the greatness of “Western Civilization” without bothering to describe what it is. It’s like a bunch of hot air and I’m done with it. I’m done after 2012 when I stopped campaigning for Ron Paul. I should’d realized the old man was senile and a true believer in Gold. Well thanks now I’m stuck in a useless gold stock which doesn’t perform.

    Most people here are true believers, the sort Eric Hoffer was describing.

    Let’s just be real about it. WE can not be in the room for more than 2 minutes so let’s make the deals, exchange money, and part ways. Trust me, I’ve tried to be around bums and I failed. ONLY true idiots like me would take the time to ascertain for himself if peace, love, humanity is possible. I have determined that it’s impossible!

    Since all those humane qualities are impossible, we choose to make it go over easier with exchanging of money. So we packaged our deficiencies in the value of the money we exchanged.

    Then we blame the financial elites? This sounds like making people an escape goat to me. Stop it.

    Haven’t you heard a song that says we have seen the enemy and they are us? It’s not the financial elites but it’s us.

  45. AFDF on Mon, 8th May 2017 8:43 am 

    And the article says “Western Civilization” is on “a lot” of people minds. It’s only on some of the confused people’s minds, as I was one.

    It is only on the minds of the educated elites (but they’d rather talk about the financial elites because that’s how they deflect the blame).

    If you talk to the average Joe, do you think he even knows what “Western Civilization” is? NO. So you’re forced to write him off as part of the civilization? That’s fine as long as you define all the parameters that qualify as “Western Civilization” when you speak of it, and not making it up as you go along.

    And if you say it’s on a lot of people’s minds then how did this concept transmit among their minds? Is it an inkling, is it telepathic? That’s laughable.

    It’s the print and broadcast media, most likely and financed by the financial elites which you despise.

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