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Elitists Leading On An Odyssey Of Economic Ruin

Bob Chapman

The price of commodities, particularly food and petroleum products, will be higher in the coming year, which will strain budgets more than ever for those who still have jobs. Unemployment will not get appreciably better and government debt will rise. Government is talking about raising the Social Security retirement age by three years, freezing payments and offering government guaranteed annuities in exchange for those of you that do have retirement plans. Two-thirds of those in and about to retire have only Social Security for 50% of their income. The money collected since 1935 is all gone, having been spent by past politicians. In fact, if you put all present and future commitments together you have a debt of $105 trillion.

The US wants to avoid default and devaluation of the dollar. They can raise taxes, cut spending or default on their Social Security and Medicare commitments, and commandeer personal retirement plans. In whole, or in part, these are options for government. If they cannot manage these changes then the Fed will have to increase money and credit, which is now euphemistically labeled quantitative easing. The powers behind government have looted the system perpetually, but particularly since August 15,1971, when the gold standard was abandoned and the result of this gutting and its consequences is about to manifest itself. Unemployment refuses to fall and little is being done to improve the situation. This year five million American workers lost extended unemployment benefits, as Wall Street, bailed out with taxpayer’s loans, is showering their employees with hundreds of billions of dollars in bonuses. There is no question these are the seeds of which revolution is born. We can as a result expect demonstrations and unrest, as we are now seeing in Europe, which could end up in rioting and other antisocial behavior.

Considering what the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury have done over many years we believe we can expect a continuation of fiscal spending and more money and credit to be injected into the economy. That will lead to higher inflation, which could lead eventually to hyperinflation. In preparation in businesses or professionally, or individually, your cost of doing business or living should be reduced and those savings should be used to purchase gold and silver bullion coins and shares. This is the only way you can protect your investable assets. Business and job opportunities have already fallen off a cliff and we believe that situation will get much worse.

Many of you have IRAs and 401Ks, which we have said your government would like to get their hands on. They are not going to stop pursuing these savings, so you have to act before they do. The government desperately needs that $6 trillion. These funds are at risk, even if all you have in these vehicles are only gold and silver coins or shares. If legislation is passed confiscating these assets and you are given a government guarantee on return, you end up with 100% of nothing. Based on that IRAs and 401Ks should be systematically liquidated with an eye toward tax consequences and penalties. Those who refuse to do so will suffer grievous losses.

If the dollar loses 50% of its value versus other major currencies or even more versus gold and silver you will suffer a major loss of buying power. Those are losses versus inflation. If we have hyperinflation the losses will be even worse. That means you have to get a loan against your 401k and invest those funds in gold and silver related assets. 401Ks and pensions are invested in stocks, bonds and other possible illiquid assets. If the stock and bond markets fall you could lose a big part of your savings. Get whatever you can out now while you still can.

Presently many of our subscribers tell us that people who they explain the problem to think gold and silver are too high. We heard the same thing when gold was $350.00 and silver was $10.00. Unfortunately, 98% of the population doesn’t have a clue to what is going on. They do not understand the massive printing of dollars and credit that has been flooding the world. The monetization is massive as is the fiscal insanity that has been going on in government over the past ten years. How can anyone even consider being long the dollar? That said, the faster one gets into gold and silver related assets the better off they will be. Those who prefer not to listen we refer you to the 60% to 95% losses absorbed during the “Great Depression” of the 1930s.

It is normal for a world reserve currency such as the dollar to be backed 25% by gold. As you all know that has not been the case since August 15, 1971. Over the 39-year period since then debt has risen exponentially, almost to the point of insanity. The world will awaken in time but the cost for not listening will be dreadful. This is why over the next several years gold will easily go to $7,700 an ounce or higher and silver will range between $100 and $500 an ounce. Remember, gold is the only real money and it does not owe anyone anything. For those of you who do not know it gold has been used as money, along with silver for 6,000 years. Do the elitists really think they can beat that kind of track record? We do not think so.

The Fed is creating money and credit at an annual clip of $1.8 trillion and is going to continue to do so. On top of that they have set interest rates at zero percent and they still cannot create a recovery. Worse they know what they are doing is not going to work. As a result inflation to 6 to 7 percent not the 1.2% government would lead us to believe. When government admits that inflation in the future is 5-1/2%, we can assure you it will really be over 14%. Overall interest rates are negative and being in dollar denominated assets is a losing experience unless you own gold and silver bullion, coins and shares. The only thing that has allowed the dollar to retain value on the USDX is that Europe’s banking system is in a state of collapse. Still, all currencies are falling versus gold. Under the circumstances Europe’s austerity measures were the wrong thing at the wrong time, because at the same time the Fed was beginning QE2 taking them in opposite directions. Next you will see new stimulus being fed into the euro zone by the ECB, the European Central Bank. It is inevitable that the euro zone and the EU will collapse and that will be the linchpin which will take the entire world down financially.

The failure of the international financial system and the inability of elitists to control it leave them open to loss and exposure of what they have been up too. Socialism in Europe was supposed to provide the gateway for a one-world government and banking system. It looks like their concept at least for now isn’t working out very well. In addition to trouble in banking and government the cost of maintaining the welfare state are now beyond Europe’s ability to pay. Demographics need to improve and that is not going to improve anytime soon. This factor alone guarantees the collapse of their welfare systems. The same is true for the US and Japan. In addition the German burden of carrying Europe cannot go on indefinitely, otherwise either German workers will revolt or Germany will financially collapse.

As we said austerity is the wrong thing at the wrong time. Tax revenues will fall and budget deficits will increase, as we have seen happen in the US. As we have often said, this condition will bring about an emergency meeting of all governments for the devaluation and revaluation of all currencies and multilateral debt default. Then either the US dollar reestablishes a gold backed world reserve currency or a group of currencies will be a gold backed international trading unit. Anything less will not work. If that does not happen every country in the world faces revolution. If that happens the elitist aristocracy will be destroyed, because today too many people know what they have been up too. The balance of power will be gone and the world will appear as it did after the French Revolution in 1799. There is no way back for the elitists this time. Nationalism will finally triumph.

All Europe is doing is papering over the mess again and trying to buy time. After the current events quiet down you can prepare yourselves for another negative episode by next June. In the meantime Greece and Ireland could have fallen into bankruptcy and Portugal will have joined the odyssey. They then should be joined by the failure of Spain. If you think gold and silver are strong now wait until you see their response to this situation. Everyone in Europe will be dumping euros and buying gold and silver related assets. As we said long ago gold and currencies have parted company, permanently. Every currency in the world is being destroyed one after another. Any recovery anywhere will be stillborn. Banks are broke and will not lend except to AAA corporations and the Fed, or some central bank. Insolvency reigns and liquidity is only being used to protect the financial sector and governments in almost every country.

The state of the world economy and financing has fallen to such depths that at the G-20 meeting the finance minister of Germany, Wolfgang Schäuble said that the Chairman of the Fed Mr. Bernanke was clueless as he commented on Fed policies. He said the US approach to urging China and Germany to reduce trade surpluses was ridiculous. Of course, this is just a game. Schäuble and all the other players all know that the strings are pulled from behind the scenes. The world, and particularly the US, is in deep trouble having created incredible debt, as a method of making their economies operate at an optimum.

We are happy to see our projections of a housing bottom three years ago are finally become apparent to other experts who tend to lag the events; they are now saying that the bottom should appear in 2012. We believe the market will bump along the bottom for at least eight years and perhaps a lot longer. This will continue to lead to insolvent banks, which face a 3.1-year total residential inventory. The Fed hopes to solve this problem with liquidity and that is not the answer. Jobs are the answer and that is not being addressed at all. Most of these people in their 40s, 50s and 60s will never work again and if they do get jobs they will pay half of what they previously made in wages. The 5 million workers who lost extended unemployment this year won’t be able to pay their mortgages and will end up losing their homes, which will add to unsaleable inventory and push house prices down further. How can households spend more with this going on? Home equity has vanished and there is nothing to replace it. Zero interest rates almost exclusively help the financial sector, which is insolvent, and not the average American. This and other policies are in the process of destroying our economic and financial structure.

A very good example of the rigging in markets was the double increases within a week of gold and silver margins on the Comex. Other commodities are going ballistic and they saw no margin increases. That is a blatant double standard, as Alex Jones says, they do not care anymore. They are out in the open and in your face. There are no rules. The rules are what they want them to be.

We would also like to salute, Max Keiser, in his campaign to break JPMorgan Chase and HSBC, who have rigged the silver market for so long. They will probably lose under $10 billion and we will have much higher, normal, silver prices and that is good, but more important is the psychological warfare aspect. We are bringing the fight to the enemy and it bothers the enemy. Let’s do this on many more issues, such as the cancellation of Jesse Ventura’s program on government interment camps and the effort by some Republicans, banking and Wall Street to deprive Ron Paul of his chairmanship. A big part of the effort is bought and paid for John Boehner. You should be calling Boehner’s office and reading him the riot act. He is at 202-225-6205. Tell his office that if Ron Paul doesn’t get his chairmanship that he will see 100,000 Americans from all over the country campaigning against his reelection in his district two years from now.


2 Responses

  1. First I want to thank you for your postings and analysis with which I totally concur.
    Questions are:
    How can we change anything and disengage from the gloom and doom forecasted?
    What can be done to motivate people to open their eyes and show their disagreements with government nonsense?
    We cannot remain inactive and let things happen.
    Any suggestion(s)
    Am I too utopian to believe that somehow people can wake up and voice their concern and disagreements?

    • I am 33 years old and have been trying to convince my friends and family for the past 10 years of what is happening. Unfortunately I do not believe the people will wake up in time. If they cant see whats going on now, they never will. My advice to you is to prepare for you and your family the best you can. Buy lots of dry foods, convert any savings to silver and try to become as self sufficient as possible. I bought a small farm 5 years ago and have 3 years worth of food stored up. Things are going to be very bad when the dollar and government collapse.
      I appreciate your comment and please pass the website on. Even if you only enlighten one person its better then none. I look forward to more comments hope this helps.

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