LIFESTYLE - Coronation Result – Not My King – BoJo Sleaze - 15-Min Cities – Brexit BLOB - MGBGTV8++ - Refusal – Depression? - G7 – BoE - Pemmican – A Hangout? - Letter from Great Britain [05-13-23]
“But if you’re gonna dine with them cannibals sooner or later, darling, you’re gonna get eaten…” [Nick Cave]. 'The Blob' is eating our lunch!
“THE LIFESTYLE YOU ORDERED is out of stock and we have no idea when the back-order will be filled. But no worries, we've got 30 years of history to prove that all we need to do to is enjoy 30 more years of 'Waste is Growth' and play around with various versions of 'money,' debt, speculative bubbles, and phantom capital.”
There are four horseman of the Economic Apocalypse riding abroad: Agribusiness, Oil, Arms and Big Pharma. It's time to adjust your lifestyle to fit a simpler world emerging from the coming collapse as 200 years of complexity unravel – Mary Beard has the story from a fellow scribbler - K W Norton
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But really, everything's 'FINE' (Fragile, Insecure, Nonsensical, and Expensive) and it's all rock-solid for another 30 years. But hey, why be so darned cautious, make that 300 years, have we got Perpetual Motion? Lakota Warrior has the story in 5 minutes:
But don't take my word for it. BoE economist says Brits "need to accept they’re poorer". Last Saturday the head of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett (92), had a far more downbeat and gloomy prediction for his own businesses and the broader economy in general, saying: "the good times may be over." Buffett’s long-time business partner Charlie Munger (99) said: “Get used to making less.”
As Bloomberg notes, Berkshire is often viewed as a proxy for economic health owing to the expansive nature of its businesses ranging from railroad to electric utilities and retail. His prediction for a slowdown at his firms comes with upheaval at regional banks threatens to curtail lending as inflation and higher interest rates continue to bite.
This reassures me. I wrote in my book in 2013 (see page 176, 'Chapter 13 – The New Emergent Economy'.) There are three classes of things that might be functioning following a debt implosion, fiat currency failure or an economic meltdown:
Real-world tools and productive assets and land, that is owned free.
Non-fiat currency financial assets (gold and silver) that is difficult for failed States and central banks to steal or expropriate. Perhaps even Bitcoin and Blockchain systems might prevail, but this is uncertain.
Human skills and social capital, i.e. the knowledge and experience gained over many decades for people who have retained traditional skills.
CORONATION AFTERMATH – Post Mortem: King Charles III complained that 'we can never be on time' as he waited in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach ahead of his Coronation, lip-readers claimed on Sunday – (lots of pics and vids here to view at the link above - what didn't go strictly to plan.)
Here's a view from a Veteran British Soldier:
'Charles the Adulterer' asked for an oath of allegiance at the coronation but there has been no mention of it anywhere that I can find. What happened to the 'Great Shout-Out' which Lambeth Palace said would be a “great cry around the nation and around the world of support for the King”? I heard nothing, not even a Tweet except from Liverpool
Maybe it's just as well because The King of Kings in his 'Sermon on the Mount' said: "But I tell you not to swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is His footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Nor should you swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ anything more comes from the evil one." [ Matthew 5:32-37]
FUN TIDBITS: Not My King! "Cry God for Harry, England, and St. George!”
ENGLAND 2023 - SHEEP:
Quote from piearesquared at TBP: "George Carlin is especially accurate with that quote. I always marvel at how many people continue to believe the lies told by government and the MSM. No matter how many times they are exposed as liars, the sheeple will continue to believe their lies. I have a hard time condemning politicians for lying; that is what politicians do. I blame the public that is so stupid that they believe those lies."
NEWS FLASH: All the pomp and ceremony last week obscured more sleaze emerging from the Deep State's legacy of the BoJo era. Richard Sharp is a former Goldman Sachs banker (same as Frenchie Macron), who bribed BoJo to appoint him BBC chairman but resigned last week when a sleaze-cloud caused a stink.
Goldman Sachs was once described by Rolling Stone as “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money” which applies equally to these creatures
Gary Lineker said: "The BBC chairman should not be selected by the Government of the day. Not now, not ever." Yet another example of how our representatives long ago have forsaken their oath to the people!
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: What are 15-Minute Cities (FMCs) all about? No doubt you have heard about pilot schemes in places like Oxford and some pushback from irate local residents. You can discover this idea at the link above. The planning modus operandi is based on the fears policy-makers have, as the Great Reset takes effect, that we will end up with urban jungles – a valid concern given current events.
According to a startling Pentagon video obtained by 'The Intercept', the future of global cities will be an amalgam of the settings of the movies: "Escape from New York" and "Robocop" with dashes of the "Warriors" and "Divergent" thrown in. It will be a world of Robert Kaplanesque urban hellscapes, brutal and anarchic super-cities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers.
At least that's the scenario outlined in "Megacities: describing an Urban Future - an emerging complexity. Here is a 5-minute video that was used at the 'Pentagon's Joint Special Operations University'. This is all that stands between the coming chaos and the good people of Lagos and Dhaka (or maybe even London) is the military, (think Martial Law) according to the video, which was obtained via the 'Freedom of Information Act'.
These new city models are designed to 'save' the planet because it's burning up due to the increase in CO2? This short Tweet proves otherwise from a farmer who knows. The whole bloody story is just more BS from the same people who brought you the Covid scamdemic. https://twitter.com/GallopingGaye/status/1648284382170427393
BREAKING NEWS: BREXIT BONFIRE BACK-DOWN! Kemi Badenoch scraps sunset clause on EU-retained law bill, and Jacob Rees-Mogg declares: "The [Remainer] blob has triumphed". Watch 'Ready for Rishi': Jacob Rees-Mogg slams watering down of the key post-Brexit Bill saying: "We voted to leave seven years ago!" For God's sake it was in the Tory's manifesto – so another promise broken! Can we ever trust what they promise? My old dad advised: "Watch what they do, not what they say!"
DON'T BELIEVE the Hype: Woke is Real it is a Dangerous Mind-Virus dispersed by MGBGTV8++ woke-petrol-heads terrorising innocent Brits by infusing their depraved pollution into every quarter of the country's children and unwitting teeny-adults. There's danger ahead, they are following the Communist Agenda:
This is how it's happened in Canada. Starting in 2015, Trudeau is following the Communist Script to the letter and Britain is not far behind: Globalist Agenda Phase 2 -Trudeau-creates-social-chaos-in-Canada
DO NOT COMPLY – we must not allow the Global Elites to wreck our world: Watch the truth: 'The Great Reset and the Grand Refusal'. The Great Reset Initiative is an economic recovery plan drawn up by the World Economic Forum in response to the Covid scamdemic; the project was launched in June 2020.
This is from the Mises Institute's recent event in Birmingham, Alabama, dedicated to the global threat of "The Great Reset". It’s a 30-minute crash-course from which you will learn what this 'Reset' is all about and at the 26 minute mark is a 9-point plan to challenge and resist. Note the speaker says at the 13-min mark: "You have to make fun of these people, it is part of resistance and therefore issues a Clarion Call: We aren't going to takes this anymore!" AND in support, here's an important 2-min message from Tucker Carlson our champion of free speech…so far.
IS AN ECONOMIC DEPRESSION in the cards for the Collective West? In spite of this week's announcement from the BoE that Britain will actually grow a little bit this year, other economists are less sanguine. I see no basis for the bank's projections – what do you think looking over the last 3 years? Exactly, in my opinion there is nothing they can do to avert a slowdown.
The only way that we can minimise the pain, accelerate the healing of the economy and rebuild something viable is if the government gets completely out of the way. We need a massive reduction in the size of government. Government needs to cut spending across the board and repeal all sorts of rules and regulations to liberate the economy by unshackling it from oppressive taxation and regulation. Dumping ALL EU laws would help.
But we all know that it's Remainer 'The Blob' that makes the decisions and there are growing calls to reform the Civil Service who appear to have been infected with 'Woke, Remainer Snowflakes' as revealed by their scuppering of HMG's mandate to strip the 4,000+ EU laws from Britain's statute books. Then at least we would have a chance to dig ourselves out of this deep ditch in which decades of central planning and banking have placed us .
But it looks like we’re going to have to suffer the consequences of decades of bad policy and as the BoE said the other day, "Brits must get used to less". My fellow traveller Charles Hugh Smith agrees when he says: "Nobody seems to be wondering what happens should the real world no longer respond to the Perpetual Motion Finance Machine."
BRITAIN IS A MEMBER OF THE G7 (for the time being at least), which means that we are the 31st richest nation by GDP-PPP in the world, but we carry much more geopolitical weight probably because of our Royal family and the City of London . The G7 comprises UK, US, and Canada (3 of the ‘5-Eyes’ club) together with France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. Their finance ministers met last week ahead of the Hiroshima Summit to be held May 19-21, 2023. But what is the reason that this informal group of power brokers meet so often? Read on to understand the geopolitical implications of what's going on in the Western world.
Unlike the BoE, they are concerned about financial stability following the recent collapse of three US regional banks and the SIFI Credit Suisse. Crypto assets remain on the agenda with security concerns over digital money increasing in the wake of these various failures. Privacy advocates are also worried about a loss of anonymity and the potential for government surveillance, with China the front-runner in the global race to launch CBDCs.
Other risks include the current US debt limit stalemate; Yellen said: "…there are simply no good options". They also discussed ways to improve supply chains of critical minerals to meet the WEF diktat pushing for clean energy as part of the G7’s instructions for UN Agenda 2030 and Net Zero received from the controlling banksters in Basel.
Furthermore there are serious debt issues in Emerging Markets. Sri Lanka’s fate continues unresolved as well as Zambia, Ghana, and failed states like, Sudan, Lebanon, and Haiti which are not even on the agenda, being left to their own fate. They’ve tried to contain Russia through various sanctions, which have failed and the next move in Ukraine is so submerged in propaganda from both sides, it's anyone's guess where this is going, (more next week)
G7 nations are also likely to continue discussions about how to tame inflation whilst simultaneously trying to avoid a further downturn in the global economy. In April, the intergovernmental 'Financial Action Task Force' met in Tokyo and agreed that it was important to promote the effective implementation of international standards for financial assets as well as monitor and review new risks.
However, let's look at one 'enemy', The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). "The G7 is an informal grouping of advanced democracies that meets annually to coordinate global economic policy and address other transnational issues. Russia’s membership was suspended in 2014 over the annexation of Crimea. Due to internal divisions and the rise of alternative institutions such as the G20, some experts have questioned the G7’s relevance."
The CFR report continues to push their standard propaganda touching on Russia. [I follow these organisations because I believe in understanding the enemy's strategy (aka Sun Tzu) and their PsyOp]. CFR continues: "Other challenges stem from the COVID-19 pandemic and China’s rise as a military and economic power." Clearly the emerging multi-polar world led by Russia and China is challenging their cosy club!
If you care to read at the link above you will understand how the G7 are driving geopolitics. For example: "Alongside the Russia challenge, CFR’s Patrick says there is a growing sense that China poses a “threefold threat” to G7 countries: economic, ideological, and geopolitical… Its massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has prompted concerns about Beijing’s influence over developing countries. Brussels, Tokyo, and Washington have shared grievances over Beijing’s state-led economic model and alleged unfair trading practices."
"At the 2022 summit, assembled leaders overhauled the 2021 Build Back Better World initiative, creating the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment as an alternative to China’s BRI... though it’s unclear whether the group will be able to match the resources that China has devoted to its project." Are you getting the picture yet? I'll leave it at that for the time being but I have much more to come in future Letters.
INFLATION WATCH: Inflation is not getting any better, with interest rates now at 4.5%, adding to the cost-of-living pain. The MPC said the rise was needed to bring inflation under control but I have said all along that this is the wrong policy to address cost-push inflation. The BoE is making the situation worse – but what do I know?
The BoE revised its short-term inflation forecasts significantly higher as it admitted it had previously underestimated the strength and persistence of price rises. The BoE now thinks they will make their 2% target in 2025 with Q4/23 target at 5.1%. But they stressed that the growth forecast was still weak with annual growth rates struggling to exceed 1% over the next 3years. The UK economy shrank in March by 0.3% but still achieved 0.1% 'growth' in Q1 – a rounding error! Britain's economy has remained stagnant for two decades!
As I have forecast all along, Britain has been in recession for decades, with Brits now feeling the heat; for example they have been shell-shocked at increasing prices for their traditional English Breakfast; (even the Americans at ZeroHedge have noticed!)
SURVIVAL MONITOR: This came to me from one of my readers at TBP: "Whether you are faced with an extreme survival situation or you simply want to obtain animals without hunting or trapping. This book will show you how to find, process, and preserve meat without anything but a knife. You’ll learn how to safely assess an animal carcass to determine whether it’s safe to eat – a vital skill that could save your life. There are also special sections on roadkill and making pemmican – the most nourishing and long-lasting survival food.
The instructions contained within this book are well-tested and easy to follow, as Tamarack and his family have lived for over forty years almost exclusively on scavenged meat and hand-caught fish. In an extreme survival situation this is one book you don’t want to be without." "It belongs in every backpack, glove compartment, and grab-bag survival kit, so it will be there when you need it.” https://www.amazon.co.uk/Extreme-Survival-Meat-Scavenging-Pemmican-ebook/dp/B013A8NKJ6
And if you acquire these skills you will be welcome into any local economy which I believe will be the only possible way to Protect & Survive if/when the globalists get their way. Here is a proven economic model that has been successful for centuries but be prepared with your weapons of choice to defend your inviolable rights when the 'government' comes to 'help' you.
THE NARRATIVE BATTLE: A limited hangout or partial hangout is, according to former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Victor Marchetti is: "spy jargon for a favourite and frequently used gimmick of the clandestine professionals. When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to misinform the public [aka Covid], they resort to admitting—sometimes even volunteering—some of the truth while still managing to withhold the key and damaging facts in the case. The public, however, is usually so intrigued by the new information that it never thinks to pursue the matter further." GB News fits this category of spooks rather well IMHO. I will offer more HUMINT in the coming weeks.
FINALLY: Time is running out – Hat Tip Admin at TBP: https://www.theburningplatform.com/2023/04/29/they-arent-hiding-it/
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