The Predator’s Play Ground

Some fantasies are more destructive than others. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between a fantasy and an instinctive behavior. Either can be dissolved, defused and overridden by the larger part of the brain. At this particular time, our survival may depend on seeing government as it actually is functions completely in the light of reality.

From the beginning government has always been a predator’s playground. Government does have legitimation functions. We can’t get along without those functions being performed. Those functions are few in number. Once those essential tasks are taken care of government takes on its historical role as a way for the politically powerful to wrench resources and advantages out of the less adept members of society.

Citizens of the world see their respective governments about 100% differently than the way they actually are. Governments are seen as arbitrators of fairness. They are assumed to have magical knowledge and problem solving abilities. Governments have never had these attributes at any time in history and they don’t today. After performing basic things that only governments can do, they serve as forums where predators compete in efforts to get what they want and have average citizens pay for it. Look at all of history and every government that has ever existed and you will not find an exception.

The body, society and the mind don’t evolve at the same pace. Clearly not too many hundreds of years into the past, survival depended upon ascribing all kinds of powers to the leaders of large aggregations of people. Today people are literate and can communicate over great distances. Just a few hundred years ago the concept of freedom was introduced into societies. In the past, assuming government had God like powers increased an individual’s chances of staying alive and reproducing. The mind has not caught up with the changes in society that have taken place over the years.

All fantasies cannot be discarded in one day. For many of them, there may not be any reason to discard them at all.  I do not indulge in fantasy but I am economist. If I was an NFL quarterback, it might not matter if my whole life was a fantasy as long as I could play football.  Fantasies about government however, at this unique point in time are completely destructive and dangerous.  The predator’s playground attribute of government has grown so cancerously large that virtually all economies in the world are at the eve of collapsing. All governments are in danger of failing. Citizens in countries all over the world have the option of reining in their respective governments. It is impossible to rein in governments if citizens believe government function one way when the really function entirely differently.

As a final note, democracy based governments actually are the best choice but there are issues that were not anticipated early on. In the days of kings, queens and chiefs the leader was the leader. Leadership was not open to everyone. With few restrictions, in a democracy based system, anyone can run for office. Anyone can finance a campaign. Democracy gave criminals, miscreants, phonies and all other kinds of bad actors an equal shot at leadership.  Is there any doubt that some of the most dishonest people in the universe would get elected to high offices? Citizens of every country need to fathom what they are really dealing with. Government is in deed a predator’s playground.

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Fantasy Free A Way To Survive

Happiness is achieved mostly by viewing the world we live in through the prism of fantasy. Is that all that bad? It doesn’t seem to be. How else is a person to be happy in a universe where all living things must survive in a system of dominance and subservience? The easiest way is to replace harsh realities with euphemisms and more pleasant notions. Decades can go by where it seems not to matter whether a person lives in a dream world or stares cold realities directly in the face. Most of the time it may actually not matter. So, why take a fantasy free approach to live? Very simply, fantasy free is a way to survive in a crisis period.

During a world war, fantasy free is a better approach as it is in a depression or in any number of situations when looking reality coldly in the face puts a person at a distinct advantage. I have studied history for many years and I am not sure I can find a period where the citizens of in any country were as divorced from reality as they are in the United States today. Today, Americans for the most part believe our military is fighting for noble causes when they are in fact fighting for profits for people with enough political power to have troops deployed out of personal interest. Politicians are believed to be representing citizens when they are in fact fleecing their constituents. Government is seen as naturally honest when in fact truth is not used in politics at all unless by accident. Government is seen as a benevolent institution when it is and always has been a play ground for predators. These are what I call reality gaps. The country’s economy and political system are in the process of collapsing and the average person is not even aware there is a problem.

In a different time and place I would not even be writing this blog. At this particular time in history it is of extreme importance, at least for a little while, to shed euphemisms and expose fantasies. The well being of you and your family depends upon it. Your lives may also depend on it. It is time to sober up and face the crisis. You might ask, what crisis?

Your government is not functioning as a government. Your government runs about the same ways as does a crime family. Your economic system has been sabotaged. In a free market, government imposes free market discipline. Today your government creates feeding frenzies for the rich and politically powerful.

The economy in the United States is going to completely collapse. The entire system of government may fail. There is no way a government as corrupt as the one we have today can hold together. Laws no longer apply to everyone. Powerful people do not have to obey the law at all. In other cases laws are enforced according to what is politically profitable. Otherwise intelligent people are walking around repeating sound bites their brains have recorded and insisting they know what they are talking about. I would rather tell you that we are on the eve of a golden age where there will be nothing but peace and prosperity. But the collapse is coming.

In the coming days fantasy free thinking will be a way to survive.

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Decoding Stock Market Manipulation

Economists and market analysts are constantly confounded that the stock market continues to defy the laws and nature. The dogma they follow says one thing and the stock market does something else. It never occurs to these sorts that they are completely washed up and don’t have a chance of being right about anything.

Here is the essence of stock market manipulation. We don’t know who the manipulators are exactly. We don’t know to what degree to which cooperation is organized. We don’t need to know these things. All we need to know is that the manipulation is ongoing and it clearly is.  Here is the very basis of how it works.

Prior to the crash of 1929 the practice of cornering the market was very common. As short positions were taken in a certain stock, certain operators would be busy buying all of the shares offered for sale.  Eventually they would own the entire float of the stock. When the time was right for folks with short positions to take a profit, the only shares they could use to cover were in the hands of one operator who would force them to pay an enormous price for shares of a basically worthless company.

In today’s stock market arena,the elite of the world, by virtue of political power, are concentrating stock ownership within a very small portion of the world’s population. This is what corporate buybacks and central bank buying accomplish. Stock is constantly moving from weak hands into strong hands which will never sell.  In essence, the elite of the world are cornering the entire equities market. The public is corralled in IRAs and other semi permanent equity positions.  This is the foundation on which all other manipulation rests. As long as equity ownership continues to become more and more concentrated, managing every day stock prices is a piece of cake.

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What is to be gained by concentrating equity ownership withing such a small percentage of the population? By doing so the practice of managing stock prices becomes easier every day. The way to make the largest amount of money in the shortest period of time is to run up the price of a stock with public money and keep it moving higher. There is no way this practice will be discontinued voluntarily. The final result will be the destruction of the economy and countless lost wealth and income. For now though expect business as usual.

Don’t expect to read this anywhere else or hear the same thing from a mainstream economist. They are completely lost to what is really happening in the world. They are lost in their numbers and their models are full of erroneous assumptions.

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If The Stock Market Was Strong

If the stock market was strong and actual investors were plowing in money for profits, all of the averages would move up on the same day. That is not the case. Given the current level of corporate buybacks, central bank buying, short squeezing and activities of Friends of the Fed, all of the averages cannot be moved higher on the same day. Boatloads of supply are hitting the market. Large cap stocks are very hard to move up. Can the Dow be moved higher? If no, then Nasdaq is moved. If neither can be moved, then it is the small caps. No, The Dow doesn’t move up while the Nasdaq moves down and vice versa because organic trading is causing it to turn out that way.

This is all so obvious that I almost didn’t post this. However, professionals and amateurs alike are continuing to trade as if this was their fathers stock market.

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Stupidity as a Variable

Part of my criticism of mainstream economic models is that there are no independent variables in the social sciences. That doesn’t mean there are no variables. The trick is to know what variables there are, which are changeable, and how a change in one or more causes changes in others. There is an additional problem that many important variables are not considered and most cannot be represented meaningfully with numbers.

In the current economic arena, the level of stupidity in the country is a real genuine variable. All we can say about the level of stupidity is that it is extremely high. But stupidity is certainly not at any constant level. Stupidity changes according to the experiences citizens experience in dealing with life. When the level of suffering increases, the level of stupidly decreases.  This is an inverse relationship. As suffering increases, the larger brain is activated.  As suffering decreases the level of stupidity in society increases.

What is a handicap for all of society is a resource for the smaller wealthier group, the Deep State, which manages the opinions and activity of all who are lower down on the food chain. The smartening up of Americans over all is a nightmare scenario for the Deep State operators. Guess what? Americans are smartening up slowly.

There is no reliable statistic for measuring levels of stupidity within groups. So, we must make observations, recognize what is going on and incorporate that into our thinking.

Deep State operators cannot flourish in a thinking society. Notice the countless heroic attempts to capture, control and redirect public thinking. This is only the beginning.

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Anticipate The New Nifty Fifty

I am old enough to remember the bear market of the 1970s. As a matter of fact I was right in the middle of it working for Merrill Lynch as a retail broker. After the bear market began in January of 1973, there were about fifty stock that had been institutional favorites for the previous decade. These select few stocks initially held their value for an incredible length of time. Some remained in uptrends, The rest of the market seriously tanked. Going into 1974 the Nifty Fifth had joined the bear market and by the end had lost a lot of value.

In previous articles I have made the case that stock averages are being managed by a wealthy consortium which has the intention of centralizing and consolidating equities into the strongest and most cooperative hands.possible. This will greatly facilitate moving the averages higher independently of earnings. They probably justify this by reasoning that the market will create economic activity. The stock market has been managed successfully most recently since fall of 2011. There is more to rigging the markets than just easy money by virtue of central banks. Enhancing asset values of the wealthy is the political agenda that drives central bank policy. No honest person would claim that easy money is good for the economy. Honesty is not part of politics or Federal Reserve policy,

Over the past few weeks the supply of stock hitting the market has been enormous.  It has actually been more than the central banks can handle. It is a very sophisticated system. Rigging the stock market is a whole lot easier when not that many want out. There is no chance the central banks or the controlling consortium will quit trying to turn the market up. However, chances are they will consolidate their support to a group of anointed stocks and let the rest of the market fall. Which stocks will get support? Which stocks are the strongest now? Those will remain strong if and until the consortium disbands or until the political system falls apart.  The stocks below are the biggest holdings of the Swiss National Bank. These stocks are representative of all central bank holdings including those of our Federal Reserve.  Our Federal Reserve may use surrogates but they are instrumental in the ongoing rigging of the market. Until it is announced that central banks must buy the falling stock market in order to “save the world”, every attempt will be made to keep these anointed stocks in uptrends.  Stocks are continuing to be under pressure. This will only increase.   APPLE, MICROSOFT, AMAZON, FACEBOOK, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, EXXON MOBIL, ALPHABET, VISA, INTEL These are only the largest holdings. The list is pretty long. You can expect these and other anointed stocks will get enormous support any time the market sells off. You can count on it. You have already seen it. Just expect it to continue until it is stopped by a yet to be known coercive means. Who knows when that will be? The public is still unaware they are being fleeced.

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Watch the Russell 2000

This is a repost to illustrate the point that a strong Russell 2000 telegraphs enormous organized support for stock prices. Notice that while the Dow is under pressure the Russell 2000 is in the green. The weight on the market is enormous. Organized support is enormous also.

In my last stock market manipulation post, I pointed out the importance of the Russell 2000, in telegraphing efforts of organized support when the market is under pressure.

Notice that when markets all over the world are down around one percent, the Russell 2000 is in the green as of mid day. There is much more pressure on the market than what than what the averages indicate. When organize support is in the crash prevention mode, everything gets some central bank buying. On days like today, only the Russell 2000 and a few of the central bank favorites are strong.

Supporting the Russell 2000 is like trying to blow just enough wind on a feather to get it to  move only one inch. The Russel 2000 is so thin, it is hard to support it just enough and they always overshoot their target.

There is lots of supply starting to hit the market and it will only increase. What we still don’t know is what heroic measures will be taken, to protect the assets of the world’s richest citizens. The selling won’t end. It will come down to how much central banks will buy? Will their political directive be withdrawn? Will ordinary citizens figure out they are being fleeced and rebel? Either the central banks will end up controlling the worlds factors of production in terms of capitalization or stocks will go down a lot. Regardless, the efforts to save asset values are still enormous and relentless.The Swamp My Puppy Dog and I is another timely Curbside Jimmy song.

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Imposing Freedom on Others

The United States had its beginning with the Declaration of Independence. Up to this point in history living life without a king, queen or some equivalent was an unknown entity. Many assumed that the yearning for freedom was in the heart of every human being. The following is taken from the Declaration of independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —”

The word happiness was settled on as a replacement for freedom so there would be no controversy over the fact that slavery was legal at the time.   Something that is unalienable cannot be transferred and it cannot be taken away. The declaration is full of these kinds of lofty words. There is nothing automatically wrong with lofty words but clarification is needed when the words are in conflict with what is possible in nature.

At the time separation form England was initiated, only a small number of Americans were involved. Most Americans had no idea what was going on. Even during the Revolutionary War, the entire population was not exactly gung-ho about rebelling against King George. The founders of the United States imposed freedom on everyone. Mankind it turns out is not a freedom seeking entity. It is possible that mankind is becoming more freedom seeking by evolution but not much evidence for that has been seen so far. As I have stated many times, to a human freedom is like an asset that can be traded for something else. As babies, individuals begin trading freedom for comfort and security. In our worldly system of dominance and subservience, every person dominates as much as possible and then bargains freedom away for comfort and security, when efforts to dominate fail to elevate them any higher. Those who are adept at dominating others keep rising. Some become presidents or CEOs of corporations. Regardless, all give up some of their freedom in order to facilitate survival.

To have a genuinely  free society, a minimum level of freedom must be imposed on everyone. Freedom is not something that masses of people will ever insist upon. I have noted that in the United States conservative has come to mean favoring small, less intrusive government.  With that you would think conservatives would be working day and night inside and outside of the formal political system to repeal freedom restricting laws and closing government agencies. Today’s conservatives want smaller government, provided no laws are repealed, no government agencies are closed and federal spending is never reduced.  Does that come across as the way a freedom seeking population would behave? Liberals aggressively try to turn life’s issues over to be solved in the aggregate. Both sides are very comfortable and feeling secure. This is not to say that freedom has no value. The issues of comfort and security are settled before the issue of freedom is ever entertained. Freedom is at least third down on the list in terms of priority.

Conservatives have bargained away most of their freedom for the previously mentioned benefits. There is no way in the world they are going to rock the boat at this moment and risk losing what they have gained, by virtue of trading away their freedom.

So, what are conservatives accomplishing? There are no conservative political initiatives in the world today. The constant conservative rhetoric is tribal positioning or herd posturing. The term for this is virtue signaling.  Jesus called it practicing righteousness before men. Being seen and appreciated as a conservative is clearly valuable as a tool for survival. How a person is seen by others is either an advantage or disadvantage in life. Being perceived as a conservative is what motivates a modern conservative. Actually making a change in government is to much of a risk to take. Benefits may be lost. Conservative is still valuable as a perceived attribute.

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It is Really Just Stealing

SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson, Jr a Trump Appointee has recently discovered that there is not a lot of innocence in the area of corporate buybacks. He notes that insiders sell stock just as the corporate buybacks are ongoing. Wow, what a surprise! It doesn’t take a genius to figure these things out. It does take a genius to know the best time to figure these things out.

In the United States, theft is perfectly legal as long as the process of the theft takes more than one step. If it takes a little abstract thinking and is two or three steps more than just pointing a gun at somebody and demanding money, no one is ever going to know a crime is being committed. That is unless some genius decides the time is right to discover some wrongdoing.

Of course corporate buybacks are nothing more stealing.  Corporate buybacks provide corporate insiders with the fastest possible way to make the most money in the shortest period of time. Forget making money with business operations. Just use free money, provided at the expense of ordinary citizens, have the corporation buy back its own stock, run the price up, exercise stock options, sell any other stock you own at an elevated price and get ready to do it again.

I have been writing about this issue since 2006. As you can see, it doesn’t take a genius to see what corporate buybacks are really about and why they take place. American citizens do not write checks to cover their losses from these types of things. The geniuses at the Securities and Exchange commission know these things. So do the geniuses on the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee.  The public isn’t paying attention. It is highly significant that a newly appointed Securities And Exchange Commission member has decided to be honest. They all know the truth.

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Thugs Take Charge

Make no mistake. There is an ongoing organized effort by an enormously powerful group to take control of the worlds factors of production. Last week I explained that the forever high moving stock market is a reflection of the effort to corner the equities market and really has nothing to do with private parties chasing stocks higher. If you think it is easy to rig the stock market now, just wait until central banks, corporations and certain participating elites have a controlling interest in the world’s largest corporations. The elite in charge basically use public money to accomplish their goals and take very little if any personal risk. They use basically free money for managing stock prices with the expectation that any losses will be passed to the tax payers. This effort will continue until or if coercion is used to stop the practice.

Is James Quillian just a tin horned conspiracy theorists?

There has never been a time in history when there has not been an ongoing effort to gain enough power to rule the world. There are always plans being made and there is generally ongoing demonstrative action. During this kind of process, there are always certain individuals who are aware of what is going on and speak up. These folks are deemed conspiracy theorists and dismissed. This is not a good time to make that mistake. In the modern political/economic arena a conspiracy is not needed. The public is so docile and self absorbed they don’t care and wouldn’t object anyway. The elite are in fact dangerously close to getting what they want.

On a number of occasions I have written on the subject of reality gaps. This is the difference between they way people think things are and they way they really are. A couple articles down, I am reposting a previous post dealing with that issue.  It takes a fantasy free mind to close those reality gaps.

For a person with no reality gaps, seeing that a group of thugs is on the verge of taking control of all of the major economies in the world is completely obvious. The average American deals with government as if it was a benevolent parent.  Being fantasy free, I see government as it is in terms of how it functions. Government serves as a way for folks with enough power to get what they want and have others pay for it. Thugs taking power over lives and incomes of everyone else is what is to be expected given complete absence of awareness on the part of the public.  In terms of how the world really works, it would be a bigger surprise if none of this was going on.

 

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