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Published on November 30, 2011

Kondratieff Winters

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I have been holding back this essay for months. It is not a good sign that I am finally bringing myself to publish it. I have tired of being a prophet of doom so have been waiting for the drums of doom, which are now sounding loudly. I hope this essay will help people understand what we are about to suffer through. Mr. George Soros himself warned, "The current global financial system is in a self-reinforcing process of disintegration, the developed world is falling into deflationary debt trap."

Peter Schiff president of Euro Pacific Capital, identified the state of the Union saying, "Our government doesn’t have enough spare cash to bail out a lemonade stand. Our standard of living must decline to reflect years of reckless consumption and the disintegration of our industrial base. Only by swallowing this tough medicine now will our sick economy ever recover."

The Economist writes ‘Unless Germany and the ECB act quickly, the single currency’s collapse is looming‘. “Mrs. Merkel is possibly underestimating the speed and ferocity at which a market panic could crush her ambitious integration plans. We also agree that there are a number of potential events that could become the triggers for such a panic. There is considerable risk that in the case of the failure of a big bank, a wave of cascading cross-defaults could engulf the system.”

Britain’s Foreign Office is advising its overseas embassies to draw up plans to help expats should the collapse of the Euro turn explosive. Almost incredibly, a senior minister has revealed that Britain is now planning on the basis that a euro collapse is matter of time. British ministers privately warned that the break-up of the euro, once almost unthinkable, is now increasingly plausible.

Hardly a week goes by, without a major summit between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, trying to devise another clever scheme to save the Euro. Yet after 1-½ years of trying to contain the wildfire, – the Euro-zone’s debt crisis is more dangerous than ever. – Gary Dorsch

“The raging European monetary collapse will ripple through America’s banking system, completing the 2008 meltdown that never ended because Wall Street fought all reforms. But now, a bigger meltdown as history repeats a dangerous cycle like the 1929 Crash and Great Depression. History will also deal a fatal blow to Wall Street. Martin Weiss adds a key warning: No bank bailouts. America’s banking system is bankrupt, structurally and morally. Washington is broken. And thanks to the Occupiers Revolution the masses will never accept new bank bailouts. Never. They’ll toss politicians and overthrow government first. No new bailouts will be the stake in the heart of Wall Street, ending the ‘greed is good’ power of America’s ‘bloodsucking vampire squid,’ handing the Occupiers new political power in Washington.” – Market Watch.

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•     Greece will default very soon.
•     The contagion of fear will spread.
•     European mega banks will collapse.
•     EU governments suffer new credit rating downgrades.
•     Spain and Italy are next to face defaults on their massive debts.
•     Global debt markets will suffer a critical meltdown.
•     The vicious cycle—sovereign defaults, bank failures, global depression—will continue.

We have been living through an agonizingly slow death of the system for years, so at this point, or a point very soon, the entire system will go down and go down fast like a house does when on fire. Since 2008 all the financial remedies have only made the wood dryer so when things start to burn, when bond holders lose their shirts, when banks go down, when governments default, the fire will burn hotter.

Accountants know that there is only so far you can stretch, leverage and borrow before the bomb bay doors to bankruptcy open and the system falls to its doom. Hope has lost its battle against simple arithmetic and it is frightening to look at the harpoon targeting all of our lives. What we are faced with depends on the mathematics of balance sheets that are tilting far over into insolvency. Authorities around the globe will certainly do all they can to keep things stable, but in the end it is inevitable that the house of cards is going to come crashing down.

“The current system will not so much collapse as evaporate,” writes Trace Mayer, J.D., who is predicting what is called a Kondratieff Winter, which is the correction of a credit expansion. Like a black hole, the entire world of money and commerce gets sucked into it as money runs out at an increasing rate for more and more people, towns, cities, counties, states, businesses and countries.

The world financial system is a total fraud. It is one gargantuan Ponzi scheme, no better than the one Bernie Madoff used to swindle his friends and neighbors, and thousands of times worse if you add up the total number of victims it has ripped off over countless generations. Paul Hellyer

Mayer’s chart below speaks volumes about what’s going to evaporate. It will be like an attic full of squirrels running from one end of the attic to another. There is a point when a stampede occurs and in a credit collapse everyone runs at once into gold and silver and away from paper full of fancy ink and images. Right now though the squirrels are running to buy up paper instead, American paper and its worthless values are going up, meaning many other currencies are going down hard.

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Just as an individual can go bankrupt no matter how rich she starts out, a financial system can collapse under the pressure of greed, politics, and profits no matter how well regulated it seems to be. Ken Rogoff & Carmen Reinhart – Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

“Much as I’d like to see the end of the extend-and-pretend game, I’m pretty convinced that it’s the only thing left standing between the world as we knew it and the demise of the financial and political system that went along with it,” writes the Automatic Earth. For the few who have used these past few years of borrowed time to prepare for a general depression and financial collapse one can only be thankful for the extra time, but it looks like time is just about up.

I have written a lot about the nature of our deteriorating reality and have been watching circumstances develop for decades. It’s a deplorable and absolutely unprecedented situation that has gotten steadily worse because “the world is controlled by a bunch of genocidal maniacs hell bent on extending the system for one more day,” writes Tyler Durden.

The reality of the situation is this: there are no magic monetary tools that can fix the global monetary crises hidden in the basement of the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, or any of the others.The fiat moneyinstruments themselves —dollars, euros, yen, etc.—are the problem. – Daily Bell

Durden says, “The entire European insolvent periphery is now merely squeezing as much money out of the core as they can before everything falls apart.” September might very well be the month of doom for the European Union, or at least the beginning of a precipitous fall. Unless aliens land with trillions lining their pockets it looks like we are headed for another massive credit crunch. “It’s not really the end of the world, but to read some of the analysis and data over the past week, it’s hard not to wonder if it’s not the beginning of the endgame at the very least,” wrote conservative John Mauldin a few weeks ago.

David Icke is at his best in this video. His lecture on the engineering of economic collapses by those who think they are better than everyone else is riveting. We are beyond the point where playing the blame game counts for anything though but Karl Denninger tells us to “Make sure you thank Congress and our wonderful ‘President,’ all of whom are far more interested in making sure that the banksters simply rob you blind than anything else when it comes to the economy. In fact, by their actions it’s clear that’s all they care about,” he writes.

Mankind is reeling under a whopping $158 trillion debt pile that, according to analysts and economists, might get out of hand if not dealt with carefully. Gulf News takes a look at how this massive debt pile was created and how the world can get out of this mess. Every human being on earth currently carries a debt burden of nearly $22,733 on average, if the latest reports are to be believed. Every child is sharing the same debt burden at birth, as debt growth rates beat the global population growth rate,” writes Saifur Rahman for the Gulfnews

If someone can’t pay his debts, you don’t help him by giving him a larger loan.

The problem of over-indebtedness is tearing the world’s economy apart. We’re on the cusp of a global recession that will turn into a full blown depression or collapse because the first world will hit a brick wall in terms of ability to pay up on its debts. Louis James asked Doug Casey about the coming crash, about leaving “the eye of the storm and backing into the raging winds of financial, political, and social turmoil—What if you’re wrong?” Doug responded, “I honestly hope I am, because if I’m right, the global economic devastation is going to have a very real and significant death toll. The price in human suffering these fools in government are setting us up for is truly monstrous. As a human being, of course I’d rather see good times,” but he and many others are no longer dreaming of fairytale endings.

The speed of the disintegration said everything. It took less than 48 hours for London to descend from self-styled capital of the world into a circuit of burning dystopian hells. – Gautam Malkani

In Kondratieff Winters, or what are otherwise known as great depressions, millions starve. In our next Kondratieff Winter it will probably be hundreds of millions if not a billion or two who will starve because we are simultaneously being taken down by Mother Nature who is devastating agriculture around the globe with floods, drought, fire, cold and heat, and now even radiation exposure will cast a dark shadow on the agriculture sector.

The gigantic rotting corpses of governments around the world are contracting, stumbling into walls of debt that they simply cannot get around. Our present way of organizing societies, economies and government is now visibly falling apart. Calls for economic “austerity”—reduced government deficits—are the early warning signs of hard economic contraction—the early signs of the Kondratieff Winter that is now starting.

Dangerous Times

As the crisis mood congeals, people will come to the jarring realization that they have grown helplessly dependent on a teetering edifice of anonymous transactions and paper guarantees. The Fourth Turning – 1997

“Buy a weapon to prepare for what may be the most devastating economic downturn our nation has ever faced. As one trained in economics, I never thought I’d write those words. However, I’ll repeat them. Buy a gun. The coming storm will not only impose financial hardships for those unprepared, but also entail a physical threat to you, your family and your property. The threat will come from inside the halls of government with the constant attack on savings and investments through inflation, monetary gimmickry and, eventually, the destruction of our currency. The world around us is deteriorating every day: socially and economically. It’s not limited to London,” writes Joseph McBrennan, editor of the Taipan Publishing Group.

Silver Shield has written an essay Five Reasons American Riots Will Be the Worst in the World, that is just over the top, but in it he says some very serious things to his fellow Americans. “When the dollar collapses, all American illusions will collapse with it. Deep denial will turn into deep anger. The Baby Boomer generation’s obsessive pursuit for material possessions was matched by their embrace of debt. The American riots will be the worst the world has seen because of the amount of arrogance, denial, narcissism, drugs and violence in our society.

I believe the pent-up pressures will explode and what will happen in the course of a few days or weeks will take our collective breath away. So it’s a good idea to start now with some deep-breathing exercises to give some extra emotional strength to get ready for the event. It is that close. I think most of us sense it by now—the approaching danger.

The Burning Platform writes, “As I observe the zombie like reactions of Americans to our catastrophic economic highway to collapse, the continued plundering and pillaging of the national treasury by criminal Wall Street bankers, non-enforcement of existing laws against those who committed the largest crime in history, and reaction to young people across the country getting beaten, bludgeoned, shot with tear gas and pepper sprayed by police, I can’t help but wonder whether there is anyone home. Why are most Americans so passively accepting of these calamitous conditions? How did we become so comfortably numb? I’ve concluded Americans have chosen willful ignorance over thoughtful critical thinking due to their own intellectual laziness and overpowering mind manipulation by the elite through their propaganda emitting media machines. Some people are awaking from their trance, but the vast majority is still slumbering or fuming at erroneous perpetrators.”

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  • Gilgamesh

    If at any time, for any reason we have a system failure, and a sanctuary situation, clean water will be difficult to get.Every kind of waste, industrial waste, city waste,farm waste, people waste, hospital waste, drugs that go trough people, animal waste , people waste , everything end up in our drinking water. And now we will also have radiation in our water.
    Filtering water, or just treating water or structuring water will not do much, will not take out all the impurities. Structuring water is like ironing a dirty shirt, but not washing it.
    In my opinion distilled water is the purest water, distillation will take out everything even radiation, and all inorganic mineral wastes. Most people have no idea, how much inorganic minerals are in water, that our body can not use, but always have to eliminate with all other toxins etc. If anyone ever cleaned a boiler, or a water distiller, know that there are pounds of the scale, that we drink with the water and putting them in our bodies.
    People who sell water filters will say, that distilled water is dead water, or nothing in it and we need the minerals, but not the inorganic minerals. And just one drop of fulvic acid, or a bit of sea salt, baking soda will make it perfect clean. healthy water.
    I know people who been using distilled water 30 years, putting nothing in it, and the distilled water did not leach out anything from them, just toxins and radiations.
    In a sanctuary situation it may not be easy to buy distilled water, but it could be made in the kitchen.Need a stainless steel pot about 10 inch high. Put a heavy drinking glass, or a coffee mug in it, and place a soup bowl on top of it , and put water in the pot, and cover the pot with a stainless steel bowl, and put in it ice, or snow, or just cold water, and keep it cold. As the water will boil and the steam hit the cold bowl it will condensate and will drip down into the soup bowl below it, and this could be done even if there
    is no electricity, as long as water can be boiled, anywhere.When I was a kid I made my moonshine like this. A small electric counter top distiller makes one gallon of distilled water in about 5 hours, but I think it could be much faster in a big cooking pot.

  • I have purchased both your ebooks on sodium bicarbonate and transdermal magnesium therapy and they are both excellent. However, regarding nebulizing medicines, I did not understand the dosing for bicarbonate and nascent iodine. The dosing for magnesium chloride was straightforward. However, I was not clear on the others.

    Regarding bicarb of soda the dosage for nebulizers is less than 2 percent, or a 4:1 dilution of standard 8% sodium bicarbonate. Can you clarify that dose in lay terms. I need to know how much water and bicarbonate to use.

    Also can you do the same for nascent iodine. In the book it says start with 3-5 drops. How much distilled water should be used in a dose for a nebulizer?

    Thanks very much.

    • md

      when you make a solution of anything, whether it is a child’s liquid amoxicillin or the solutions above, it doesn’t really matter how much water is used as long as all of it is ingested. The only important thing is how much of the ingredient you are trying to get in is the right amount. diluting something like bicarb is only so it doesn’t irritate the body

      bicrb at 8% to 2%( with a 4 to 1) would be 4 teaspoons water to one of bicarb

      hope that makes sense

      • Claudia – IMVA Staff

        Thanks md,

        Great clarification! Appreciate your input!

  • OliveOyl

    Good blog post, good comments. I endorse what Tricia said, and would add:

    Yes, the rock-drugs-sex counterculture weakened society and families. As well, industrialists and their foundations have deliberately dumbed down education and contributed to the breakdown of the family in America. They are attempting this in Europe as well, with less success.

    In America, when the fit hits the shan, families will need to hang together, feed and protect one another. I don’t know if that can happen because the concept of family has been consistently undermined by the educational system for the last 60 years. It is more likely that we will see chaos, dog eat dog, and every man for himself.

    If I may offer a piece of advice? Families should unite. Those people without families should build their own “families” out of groups of loyal friends. Extended families, communes and church families combining resources can enable people to survive, and ensure that loyalty and honor are not lost from the earth. It’s time to break out of denial. Everyone should have a “Sanctuary” plan.

    • Madjag

      Extended families for extended survival is one important factor for avoiding food lines. Store up plenty of sprouting seed in addition to planting seed.

  • tricia

    http://cecaust.com.au/main.asp?sub=media&id=2011_11_30_wr.html
    All human beings are created in the living image of God the Creator, and are therefore endowed with creative reason, unlike any other species. This “divine spark” of reason common to all mankind, means that there is only one race—the human race—contrary to the racist premises of multiculturalism. Since all men and women are created equal, they are thus sovereign individuals under natural law, and the sacred duty of governments is to foster the common good—the economic and social conditions under which each and every individual may flourish, and therefore contribute to the good of his or her nation, and to mankind as a whole.

    A major contributing factor to the present economic collapse, is the anti-human, bestial policies represented by the rock-drug-sex counterculture which took off in the 1960s. The “me first”, “me only” policies championed by the counterculture, are precisely those also championed by the economic policies of globalisation, privatisation, etc.; indeed, the former has helped prepare the way for the latter.

  • sledge

    Mark you’re right on the money. Matt I’m not sure how you came up with “here in USA we have the most massive austerity occuring in the history of the world”. That statement is really quite amazing.

    In actuality, both the Dollar and the Euro are temporarily being kept afloat by band aid deals. These string and tape emergency repairs have no hope of holding together. Both the U.S. and Europe are teetering out over the abyss and in truth China is preparing to swan dive off of the cliff. I could write pages on what’s happening in China and how that will affect us, but here’s a short cut instead because it includes China. (And every other country and it’s economy.) Israel/Iran.

    Can anyone explain how Israel does not attack Iran in the coming months if not weeks? The Israeli’s stated on Friday that the Obama Administration and Israel are not on the same page when it comes to the Iran situtation. http://www.debka.com/article/21529/

    If the world financial system doesn’t collapse under it’s own weight in the coming weeks, which is entirely likely, this will undoubtedly be enough to do it.

    Who backs who in that conflict will be interesting to see. Me, I’m going to inventory my beans and canned good.

    • Matt

      Sledge, I work for a local government in California. Nearly every local government has had their retiree health, health coverage, and pension reduced. Wages have been frozen or cut. Tens of thousands of layoffs. Meanwhile the local governments are now hiring part-time workers with no benefits to fill in the voids. Services are being cut, streets are not getting paved, taxes are way down, etc.
      My brother works for Boeing. He had his benefits slashed and wages frozen. My brother-in-law works for HP and he had a 20% pay cut and benefits slashed.
      Nearly 50 million on food stamps.
      The amount of austerity occuring in USA is astounding and in terms of dollars it is the largest in the history of the world.
      Meanwhile our media constantly talks about Greece austerity. At least the Greeks are protesting loudly in the streets and begging their disgraceful politicians to default on the debt. Imagine all that money they are using to pay the interest on the debt could be used to help their citizens and cut the ties to the parisitic Banksters. The politicians should resign in mass or commit suicide in shame for sellling out their citizens to Banksters and being held hostage to interest payments forever.

      • sledge

        Matt, believe me I feel for you. Few are going through what is happening in our economy unscathed. For sure I’m not, but I won’t go into my problems.

        Yes, I would call what most states and cities are going through as austerity. Which could more correctly be called a craziness correction. Because having budgets consisting of money that doesn’t exist is pretty much crazy. States and cities not having the luxury of printing their own money are feeling the effects of the insanity first.

        The Federal Government, having the ability to print money, will be able to continue insane policies of spending until that money’s value equals zero. Which is probably not far off.

        Meanwhile, don’t expect anything to get better. The numbers, fudged as they are, won’t reflect what’s actually happening. (8.6 my rear end) But we’re going to continue to teeter until we’re pushed over the edge by some event or some people with some sanity are elected to pull us back by eliminating roughly 50% of government expense.

        Pretty tough, but at this point there is no magic pill that will save us. Sadly, it’s our own fault for allowing our government to get out of control.

  • Tim

    Matt speak truth. The debt illusion is strong, but is complete self-hypnosis. It’s like committing suicide with your entire family plus the pets because you lost a game of Monopoly. It’s not real, stupid ! You still have a shedload of food, the air you breathe, your health, and your skills. And your relationships. Why is everyone so distraught because they haven’t got enough paper ? The debt scam is designed to use an illusion to remove from you what is really important, ie your freedoms and your property. S 1847 is the living proof of that. And to make you into a NWO slave, without even the right to live if someone says you must die now. The Talmud states “Wipe the goyim from the face of the world. Destroy the memory of the Amalekites”. They are nearly in full control.
    The solution is a new leadership. One which is not totally corrupt. Ron Paul is the man to head this up. He is a christian, not a satanist. Therein lies the crucial difference between what we have, and what we need.

  • peter

    mark,
    thank you for your courageous words about what is plainly unfolding before our eyes. i too am amazed that another day and yet another day goes by without the whole house of cards coming down, but it is surely coming. i live in america, which used to be the land of the free, and that freedom is being taken away from everyone almost without a whimper. god help us as the corrupt system comes crashing down.
    peter

  • Matt

    I am sorry Mark but a lot of the fear of the impending implosion of the Euro is American made up propaganda. The Euro is worth 34% than the US Dollar right now. The Euro zone has the highest GDP in the world. Euro Zone worker productivity is lower than USA’s due to shorter work weeks and longer mandatory vacations. On top of that their benefits are free health care. Also Greece represents 2% of the Euro Zone GDP and its collapse will be a yawn moment.

    Meanwhile, here in USA we have the most massive austerity occuring in the history of the world and is greatly underreported by the media. Wages and benefits have been cut, unions have been destroyed, 50 million on food stamps, nearly every State is broke, and we have tremendous amount of underemployed, part-time workers, and inflation running at a true rate of 10% as per ShadowStats.com. The true unemployment rate is over 20% too.

    The Banks have received trillions in bailout money from Federal Reserve. USA is spending $1.5 trillion more than it takes in revenue. We have useless wars costing us trillion in dollars. The wealth gap is so huge where the top 20% of households have 80% of the wealth.

    The solution is a massive bond/debt burning party by USA and Europe. On top of that the mega Banks need to be smashed into a million pieces. All the politicians need to resign in disgrace. This will be a way to hit the reset button and have the world become prosperous again. The Banksters are leeches that create inflation, steal our wealth, and make us slaves to debt in order to survive living.