Posted Dec 29, 2013 by Martin Armstrong
A number of questions have come in regarding the FEMA camps and is the collapse in gold and silver part of some orchestrated economic collapse that is being planned by the bankers of Wall Street with the oversight of the White House and the full knowledge of the Justice Department. I am certainly not a mouthpiece for the Government or the bankers. We have to be realistic here. Just follow the money. Where is there any economic benefit to Wall Street to collapse the economy or suppress the metals, which are such a tiny fraction of the financial markets. I realize people need to blame someone for being wrong. But I question seriously these type of stories for they go way over the top. The one way to discredit the truth is to exaggerate it beyond all rational thought.
There is no plot with the bankers conspiring to collapse the US economy. What would they have to gain from that? They want the easy life and places to go and spend money. They are not interested in the destruction of the economy. There is no profit in that. Money loses ALL value in a Dark Age. The ONLY thing that survives if you go that far is food. There were no gold coins even minted shortly after the fall of the Roman Empire until the 13th century.
There was a brief issue of Anglo-Saxon and Merovingian low-grade gold coins that appeared during the 7th century. However, these too faded rather quickly with massive debasement and rapidly became just silver Sceats. The monetary history of Europe shows a lack of gold coinage for about 600 years.
What we must be concerned about is not this nonsense. Government is concerned with retaining power and they will kill the bankers in a blink of an eye. They are already losing their immunity from prosecution precisely on target – 31.4 years from the start of their wild trading days.
Government is concerned when their social programs are failing and unemployment rises as in Europe. This is what is really behind Obama’s gun control effort that the media preaches every chance they get. They already have countless laws against guns but they do nothing because the drug trade is tax-free and is not going away.
The FEMA camps are to arrest civilians when they realize Social Security and the rest of the socialist agenda including pensions are collapsing. This is the core of the issue. It has nothing to do with bankers and suppressing gold. That would impact less than the people losing their extended unemployment benefits. They are concerned about the masses. Not the proportionally tiny precious metals investors compared to the entire economy.
The FEMA camps exist purely because the debt structure is collapsing and those in the bowels of the bureaucracy are scared to death of what they see economically in Europe and the rising civil unrest. There was the incident of 1932 known as the Bonus Army that marched on Washington. That was one of the primary reasons Hoover lost the election because he allowed the troops to move in with tanks against civilians with women and children.
Then there was the worst of the civil unrest incidents that erupted exactly on the half cycle 13 years into the wave after the Civil War had actually ended. This became known as the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, that is also sometimes referred to as the Great Upheaval. It began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and ended some 45 days later only after it was put down by local and state militias, and federal troops. Here is an illustration from Harpers of one battle in Baltimore on July 20th. Numerous cities were set on fire, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, St Louis and others.
The Whiskey Rebellion was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791, during the presidency of George Washington. Farmers who used their leftover grain and corn in the form of whiskey as a medium of exchange were forced to pay a new tax. Yes – it was a 1791 version of Bitcoin. Many participants were Revolutionary War veterans, who argued that they were fighting for the very same principles of the American Revolution – no taxation without local representation. Of course, the new Federal government maintained the taxes were the legal authority of the taxing powers of Congress that they put in the Constitution – not the people.
It was in July 1794 when it erupted into violence with more than 500 armed men attacking the fortified home of tax inspector General John Neville. President Washington responded personally with men he then called “rebels” to justify their killing just as the veterans of 1932 were call “criminals” to justify use of force against citizens. Washington summed an army of 13,000 militia provided by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and set out to wage war against the American people. Washington rode at the head of an army personally. The rebels were way outnumbered and it became clear, pay your taxes or you will be dead. The rebels went home before the arrival of the army, and there was no confrontation.
Then there was the Watts Riots (or Watts Rebellion) that was a race riot, which took place in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles from August 11 to 17, 1965. There were many race riots that began in 1960 (see Listing of all Civil Unrest Incidents in United States)
This is what they look at and why they want to take the guns from citizens who will obey the law and they can then just shoot the drug dealers on sight. It is mass civil unrest that is behind everything they do. Forget the bankers. They will be picked clean once they realize they do not need them to sell their debt anymore.