In a time of universal deceit –
telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Living in fairytale land is easy. The art of denial is ruling human consciousness and that is understandable for those who do not want a clear idea of the future. Most people are actually terrible at foreseeing the future allowing it to come up from behind. We have our own little realities to deal with as well as the collective reality of our culture and civilization, which crosses national boundaries after decades of globalization.
The future is hurling itself at us like a high speed express train. The truth of the future is a combination of outside factors like Nature, which are mostly out of our control. Add to that our own skills of perception and creativity leading to our own personal life manifestation. And then there is the collective, which is dominated by the rich and powerful and what they are willing into existence for themselves at the expense of everyone else.
What seems to spook people now is the possibility
that everybody in charge of everything is a
fraud or a crook. Legitimacy has left the system.
James Howard Kuntsler
The first and most basic answer to the world’s problems is the truth. Not subjective relative truth but truth itself. All solutions to all problems lie in the truth of the problem. In the truth is the solution. Without the truth we are lost, swimming in a sea of contradictions and arguments. Without truth we have untruths, lies, deception, and a sea of pain.
The absolute nature of truth is distasteful to those who embrace the subjective nature of perception. For most objectivity actually ceases to exist. Objective truths exist independent of our subjective natures and our opinions and beliefs about things. We can believe whatever we want and as passionately as we please but believing something is so does not necessarily make it so, though it is true that lies become truth to people who believe in the absolute truth of their beliefs.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error,
and another to put him in possession of truth.
If you are a person of truth and you hear the truth it kind of excites you. With everyone else it disturbs them plenty because they are self-righteously set in their ways, stubborn, inflexible, selfish, and unwilling to change. Such people want to get rid of anyone who proclaims the truth because any such truth becomes like a thorn in their side, a thorn to be pulled and discarded with distaste. The truth, if we are not living it, is almost unbearable to hear.
All the world’s religions are in conflict with the collective for by their very nature they tend to create separations not one whole sense of humanity. Krishnamurti once said, “To love anything beautiful in a country is normal and natural, but when that love is used by exploiters in their own interest it is called nationalism. Nationalism is fanned into imperialism, and then the stronger people divide and exploit the weaker, with the Bible in one hand and a bayonet in the other. The world is dominated by the spirit of cunning, ruthless exploitation, from which war must ensue. This spirit of nationalism is the greatest stupidity.”
The Future Truth is Here Already
The spirit of war on earth at this time is the most basic evil on our planet. In today’s world with nuclear weapons almost everywhere we are playing Russian roulette in the Middle East especially in Syria where it seems WWIII has already started with foreign powers increasingly being drawn in.
“Deleveraging Everywhere,” said Stifel Nicolaus. “No one knows how it will end but we do know this; it all comes at once,” says Peter Kenny, chief market strategist at Knight Capital. If the Federal Reserve does not intervene soon and allows the bond bubble, which it has deliberately created, to burst, we are going to see unprecedented carnage in the world. Last week, the yield on 5 year U.S. Treasuries rose by an astounding 37 percent. That was the largest increase in 50 years and if this keeps up it will be taps for the world economy and for most people who depend on the system for their bearings.
“Global financial markets are now in a very perilous state, and there is a much higher than normal chance of a crash. Bernanke’s recent statement revealed just how large a role speculation had played in the prices of nearly everything, and now there is a mad dash for cash taking place all over the world. The early stage of any liquidity crisis is a mad dash for cash, especially by all of the leveraged speculators. Anything that can be sold is sold. As I scan the various markets, all I can find is selling. Stocks, commodities, and equities are all being shed at a rapid pace, and that’s the first clue that we are not experiencing sector rotation or other artful portfolio-dodging designed to move out of one asset class into another (say, from equities into bonds). The increasing number of flashing indicators warning that a 2008-style – but worse – sell-off is arriving. We say “worse” because this time it looks like it will be accompanied by a vicious cycle of rising interest rates. Plus, governments and central banks have used up all of their major options already. There are no more white knights to hope for,” writes Chris Martenson.
John Rubino writes, “They’ve been playing with fire for such a long time, trying to balance incompatible goals of low interest rates, stable currencies and accelerating growth, that for a while they almost believed that they would get away with it, that the laws of economics could be bent to their will forever. Now they see that this was hubris, that their sense of control was just an illusion bought with credit on a scale so large that the numbers had become meaningless.”
The Economic Collapse Blog writes, “Do you want to know the primary reason why rapidly rising interest rates could take down the entire global financial system? Most people might think that it would be because the U.S. government would have to pay much more interest on the national debt. And yes, if the average rate of interest on U.S. government debt rose to just 6 percent (and it has actually been much higher in the past), the federal government would be paying out about a trillion dollars a year just in interest on the national debt. But that isn’t it. Nor does the primary reason have to do with the fact that rapidly rising interest rates would impose massive losses on bond investors. At this point, it is being projected that if U.S. bond yields rise by an average of 3 percentage points, it will cause investors to lose a trillion dollars. Yes, that is a 1 with 12 zeroes after it ($1,000,000,000,000). But that is not the number one danger posed by rapidly rising interest rates either. Rather, the number one reason why rapidly rising interest rates could cause the entire global financial system to crash is because there are more than 441 TRILLION dollars’ worth of interest rate derivatives sitting out there. This number comes directly from the Bank for International Settlements – the central bank of central banks. In other words, more than $441,000,000,000,000 has been bet on the movement of interest rates.”
Preparation might appear to be a waste of time at this point but lack of preparation could be more costly. It’s ridiculous to think that our political leaders will guide the world economies through the upcoming hard times. What they will do is aggravate the hard times ahead by following policies that benefit the political and financial elite at the expense of the middle class and the poorer classes.
When the going gets rough it is love not governments that will get us through. In the case of our current reality governments are not even going to be able to take care of themselves though they will try till the bitter end. The survival instinct runs deep in the psychology of governments even though they operate with suicidal objectives and sadist tendencies. Sounds crazy because it is!
I think control is going to slip through everyone’s hands and for at least a time anarchy will rule or the army will rule. Historians will love what is coming for they will be able to write about it endlessly. Just try to image all the bank cash machines in the world stopping and start imagining from there. Like the science fiction movie ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ things could grind to a halt quite quickly. We are vulnerable as the present system/definition of money collapses taking away huge portions of the world’s real economy with it.