Mortgage Rates Are Exploding Higher

There’s no way the rise in mortgage rates can maintain this trajectory. If it does, the housing market will collapse post haste. If housing goes, everything goes.

Either way, massive changes are coming to America that will result in the decline of everyone’s living standards. Look for war with Russia to divert attention away from economic collapse in the homeland.

(Chart from Zerohedge)

The Fools Run the Show in America

Their names are writ in water

The last several presidents are but placeholders, whose names are writ in water, forever to be forgotten. Like Augustus Claudius the 3rd, they never did anything for the people. They never did anything worthwhile, merely carrying on the same imbecilities of the past. History will forget them.

The presidents of the future will be but more Claudiuses. Captains ahelm while the ship steadily, relentlessly sinks. Some causing the great ship to list this way or that. Others hopelessly bilging.

The Americans turned they gaze to their leaders and hoisted them upon pedestals. They fought and argued endlessly amongst each other. They cared about voting and other pointless trivialities. But they forgot the two things a society must remember – that following Christ, and having free people are the keys to success. Once the freedom of individual people is circumscribed to the great state, the ship of society starts leaking. This is followed by decades, centuries of dissolution until the society is so plagued that all hope in her is lost. It is finally sunk, and discarded. To be rebuilt again only when situated upon the bedrock of Christ and His teachings.

Advice on How to Escape Crumbling Society and Farm Off-Grid

I can’t find the link to this article which I think was originally posted on theburningplatform.com. I found it in some old notes and thought it might be of interest to someone. It is written by a man who transitioned from typical debt slave to off grid farming, and his advice for others wanting to do the same:

We decided to chuck it just as the 2008 market meltdown was in full swing. We had seen enough signs to know that whatever direction our society was headed, we wanted to get off. Some of the signs were big ones that few people missed; 9/11, Waco, TBTF. Others were more subtle; the PC movement, the tattoo thing, the sudden appearance of huge numbers of morbidly obese people everywhere, an increasing number of people with their heads fixed in abject submission to an electronic device, and an overall decline in civility even in places we had known all our lives. If this was the initial trajectory then we weren’t planning on being anywhere near the re-entry and splashdown.

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This Is Our Time to Strut Upon the Stage

You spend your life reading about the tumultuous times throughout history. The great wars…booms and busts…and you think, “Wow, what a scene! It must have been great to live then, to be a part of the action.”

There is nothing fascinating about the destruction of America and the American people, but it is fascinating to watch the process. How inept leaders always do the wrong thing at the right time to keep the cascade going. They have literally no love for the people, and cannot see the beauty that would be unleashed by unchaining them. They just can’t get their own interests out of the way.

Equally fascinating is watching the people fall for the same tricks…over and over again. They have no clue about what is going on. Some say its a race war, some back the democrats, some riot, some back the republicans. All have an opinion, almost all are wrong. As everything around them falls, they bicker over trivialities.

To live in this time as america falls is fascinating.

Let us write about it for the future people.
Let us act.
This is our time to strut upon the stage.

A Country’s Oil Consumption = The Size of Their Economy

This is an interesting look at how a country’s oil consumption equates to the size of their economy. As Chris Martensen shows, the correlation is almost 1 to 1. The corollary is that as oil prices increase, consumption is reduced, which reduces the size of the economy. Further, because modern economies are highly over leveraged, any decline in economic output puts the entire system in danger of collapse.

This collapse will happen sooner or later. The cause of the collapse will be because the ignorant fed members (and other central bankers) inflated an artificial economy based on fake fiat printing. These fed members will go down as some of history’s greatest fools, and the cause of the wreckage that will be america.

Vote You Fool

I was thinking the other day that when the concentration camps in America get going in earnest, and the people begin to get corralled in, they might hesitate. The guards could say something like this, to ease them in: “Fellow Americans, putting you in these camps is for your own good. Trust us, its for your protection.” Some will be suspicious, doubtful of the claims of protection by the guards. But then one of the huddled masses might say, “Can we vote in the camps?” Or, “Will our vote count?”

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Trudeau-Castro has 2 Options to End the Trucker Strike – Give Up or go Full Totalitarian

Whatever will he do?

The state hates anyone that stands up to them, as the purpose of the state is to broadcast their power over the land, and any group who challenges that power must be put down by any means. Usually, they are put down with violence. Why violence? Because it works. They want to crush all resistance, lest the other plebs get any ideas.

Thus the ever increasing move towards totalitarianism over time. Each threat is met with more rules, more violence, increasing state power and growing tyranny.

Take America for example. What began as almost limitless freedom under the Articles of the Confederation became the myriad rules of the Constitution, the Whiskey Rebellion, then the Civil War, creation of the Fed, endless taxes, fondling at all the airports, new security agencies, forced medical experimentation and now complete surveillance. This is the march of tyranny. Hanging out on a bridge somewhere for a few weeks isn’t going to turn back that tide.

It is worth mentioning the last line of the Declaration of Independence “We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

Not to dismiss the actions of protestors but pledging a few weeks holed up in a truck or a couple day march is weak medicine. If that doesn’t work, what do you do, go home and say you tried? Then live as slaves and hand down the burden to your children?

Expect a swift, forceful, tyrannical response from the government of Canada towards the truckers and any others that oppose them. This is the way of government, and the way forward for all of Canada and the rest of the world. The steady march towards tyranny.

This is another episode that the people will learn from. They will gradually realize the power and ruthlessness of their foe. And until the people of Canada (if they choose revolution) are ready to pledge their “lives, fortunes and sacred honor”…they will only know more tyranny.

But that’s revolution…and revolution is not the best way to change the world. Read my article on The 4 Options a Man has in the Modern World to understand a better way.

Will You Cheerlead for the Coming War?

Gerald Celente really says it best, “When all else fails they take you to war.” Well, all else is failing. I see a steady news flow about China or Russia doing some such negative thing. The clamor has begun. Those in power see the change coming, america falling, and recognize that a substantial part of the population will get a bit, say, unruly. The people know something is wrong but who to blame? They cast their eyes around. In an effort to throw the public off balance and avert attention from their disastrous policies, the government people will say something and point, “It’s China! They have destroyed us! It is our full intention to make them pay! We must go to war now! Sign up for service Joe Doe! Do your duty to defend the Great Homeland from the menace! They have destroyed our economy, wrecked our living standards! Onward boys, leap now, into battle!”

And the people will bang the drums and toot the horns, pleasantly pleased with themselves at having identified the enemy. They rush headlong into the fray.