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Central Banks & World Control – The Luciferian Link

While the tumultuous events taking place in today’s world may seem spontaneous and inexplicable, the opposite is true. All that is unfolding at present has been planned centuries in advance, coordinated by the same dark forces working in the shadows.            Much has been made of the influence of secretive organizations who, at times, appear to have nefarious intentions, such as the Bilderbergers, Freemasons, Skull & Bones, Tri-Later Commission, and more. It is often assumed that these organizations work independently of another. And in a sense, they do, in that they do not overtly have direct dealings with one another.  Yet they all have elements of Luciferian influence.

Much has been made of the influence of secretive organizations who, at times, appear to have nefarious intentions, such as the Bilderbergers, Freemasons, Skull & Bones, Tri-Later Commission, and more.  Many assume that these organizations work independently of another. And in a sense, they do, in that they do not overtly have direct dealings with one another.

What we cannot see, however, are the individuals who have, throughout the generations, worked in concert by infiltrating such groups. They then influence them in ways that serve their ultimate goal of total enslavement of all humanity. In this way, no one can really see the collaboration.  Any who do will be seen as insane, or as today’s programming would have it, “conspiracy paranoid”.

All of the evidence pointing to that of which I speak lies in plain sight. It has been easily accessible to any who care to investigate for many years now. And yet, a successful propaganda campaign has been employed to paint a picture of anyone who perceives world events (or any event at all, for that matter) as being planned as suffering some sort of mental impairment. For more on this most effective psychological operation, which has its roots in the 1960s assassination of JFK, see “Conspiracy Theory in America”, by Lance Dehaven-Smith.

May Day, 1776

On May 1st, 1776, Adam Weishaupt revised and made public what he referred to as the “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”. (Note: Revelation 3:9: “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”)

These protocols detail in-depth plans for world domination. They culminate in a Luciferian dictatorship imposed upon what remains of the human race after a grand social cataclysm.

Yes, those who operate in darkness are in fact borne of that darkness – they worship Lucifer as their god, Satan as their savior. And while much evidence exists to demonstrate that individuals who serve this dark god have succeeded to the letter in furthering their goals, here we are only concerned with achieving an elementary explanation of the events unfolding all around us today. In short, they represent the final phase of a plan dating back 241 years, at the very least.

A simple search on Brainyquote.com for the name “Adam Weishaupt” reveals a great deal about him (not a very credible or in-depth version of research, but again, we are striving for conciseness here). Among the most notable quotations is the following: “I am proud to be known as the founder of the Illuminati”.

So much hype and misinformation surround this name, it’s no wonder that no one takes it seriously. I know I never did. But it matters not what name by which you call it – “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, as Shakespeare said. In this case, the rose is a circle of beings that lack souls, and the scent is that of death and decay. The only important thing to take note of is that current world events are paralleled in the protocols written by Weishaupt, and while his society he called “the Illuminati” may or may not continue to exist, it’s goals continue to be carried out.

Our world is being destroyed, not as a result of chance or simple human irresponsibility, but of deliberate depravity and maniacal intent.

The planet is dying, and the institutional structures of human discourse are being systematically shredded to pieces. Human health is declining, also by design. Poverty is on the rise as a result of the money system that has been invented by those who are of the Luciferian creed.

Central banks are behind so much of the evil in this world, and behind them are the figures that epitomize evil itself. For more on this, see “All Wars are Bankers Wars”.

Wars and revolutions are tools of the Luciferians. So long as we are busy killing each other, we will never realize the bigger picture. How is it that the world is constantly at war, and enemies in one war become allies in the next? Many have correctly noted that wars have economic motivations – money and power, control and wealth.  But are these pursuits merely the result of human greed? Or are the sociopaths in power who we can see directing such events little more than puppets, being used by a power far greater and more insidious than themselves?

“We Will Control The Flow Of Information”

Media reports only those facts that further the corporate agenda, as all media outlets are now under the umbrella of only six corporations.  Those corporations have ties to the big banks, who have ties to the military-industrial complex, who has ties to the central banks, who have their tentacles around every form of human affairs the world over (only three countries on the planet remain that do not have a central bank – Syria, North Korea, and Iran).

Many have noted the interconnectedness of some aspects of these conflicts of interest. But most have never realized the bigger picture behind it all. When taken as a whole, it becomes clear that mere human ignorance and malfeasance cannot create such organized destruction, all edging toward a goal that just so happens to have been stated by those in power – that of a one world government system. In the following five-minute clip, prominent political figures including George Bush Sr., Joe Biden, Henry Kissinger, and others specifically use the phrase “new world order”.

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The easiest way to see all of this comes from looking at the stated goals of the Luciferians. When comparing these to world history, it becomes clear that key individuals and groups have succeeded in directing certain events in a manner of their choosing. The exact means by which they have accomplished this is not of primary importance. All that matters now is that as many people as possible become aware of this in order that it can beresisted.

The current division, hatred, and anger fueling much of modern discourse have been instigated by the forces of darkness. The largest root cause for such negativity comes from declining economic conditions. When people cannot achieve a certain standard of living, they inevitably argue about the nature of the problem and how to fix it. They then become divided into opposing camps, and fight each other, never seeing that they are but pawns in a game.

The real cause of all this suffering is and always has been the central banks. They dictate monetary policy and control the currencies and economies of almost every nation on Earth. Again, they do not appear to work in concert, but they have a hierarchy that coordinates them from above – the Bank of International Settlements.

In much the same way, those who worship Lucifer as their god do not work together per se, though that which fuels their actions serves the same purpose. At the top of their hierarchy lies Lucifer, the father of all lies. Beneath him lies Satan, ‘the prince of this world’.

Beneath them lie the humanoid beings with no souls, who sit at the top. And beneath them are all the public figures we can see, who are sociopaths.

Revelation 12:9 states that:

“And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.” (Emphasis added).

Those fallen angels are beyond redemption and are in essence enlightened beings with no souls. These beings hate humanity, borne of an envious rage that our father in heaven gave us the powers we have. They didn’t believe we should have free will or the ability to create. The rebels wanted to rule all of the existence, denying all beings their free will.  So they were cast out of heaven. They became Luciferian.

Whether you believe in God or not, the Protocols are real.  Adam Weishaupt was a real person.  Luciferian worship exists.  And the forces of evil, whether reinforced by supernatural powers or not, continue to increase in their influence.

One of the last lines from the secret covenant of these creatures reads:

“This covenant is sealed in blood, our blood, the ones who from heaven to Earth came”.

The entire Luciferian covenant will be revealed in a later post.

A world and wages without central banks

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Many do not realize it, but were it not for central banks controlling the global economic and financial system, first-world nations would be living in a paradisiac world with very little poverty or crime. And poorer countries would have a much higher standard of living as well.  Overall, wages would be better for everyone.

Recent technological developments have, in some ways, made the masses far richer. For example, a computer tablet today costs several hundred dollars contains far more computing power than massive mainframes worth millions back in the 1970s. The same concept applies to most electronics and several other areas such as publishing, travel, and telecommunications, to name a few.

But consider the following: what would happen if the nation’s currency, America in this example, had been issued directly by the treasury itself instead of being loaned to it at interest by a central bank? What if we had remained true to the USA Constitution and only minted silver and gold coin as currency? Has the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 pushed all of us into poverty relative to what we would otherwise be living in?

Living costs, wages, and inflation

In America, wages have been stagnant for about forty years. If the minimum wage in 2017 were equivalent to it’s measurement in gold dating back to 1967, it would equal forty-three dollars per hour today.

By forcing almost every nation on Earth into a perpetual cycle of debt that can never be escaped, central banks have managed to enslave the world to their system of total monetary control. Issuance of a nation’s currency via an independent and unelected banking body makes a mockery of the very concept of sovereignty, or capitalism for that matter.

Let us return to the topic at hand – what this world would be like without central banks.

Minimum wage “debate”

As previously mentioned, the first thing that would change would be wages many orders of magnitude greater than what exists today.

Many scorn such a scenario, claiming the price of all goods and services would rise in direct proportion to any change in wages. This claim rests upon faulty premises. It does not take into account the fact that inflation has already taken hold in those goods and services. Whether in real or nominal terms, wages have stagnated for forty years under the present system. This has happened while the cost of living has continued to soar. If higher wages lead to increased living costs, the converse must also be true: increased living costs necessitate higher wages. And yet, this has not happened. Much has been made of the recent minimum wage increases in places like California.

Yet this debate rested upon nominal wages, and fails to take into account what has happened to real wages when measured against an objective standard such as the price of gold. The following Forbes article summarizes the situation very well:

 

“The bottom line is that, in terms of gold, wages have fallen by about 87 percent. To get a stronger sense of what that means, consider that back in 1965, the minimum wage was 71 ounces of gold per year. In 2011, the senior engineer earned the equivalent of 63 ounces in gold. So, measured in gold, we see that senior engineers now earn less than what unskilled laborers earned back in 1965.

That’s right: today’s highly skilled professional is making less in real, comparative terms than yesterday’s unskilled worker.

When measured in dollars, wages and prices appear to be rising and, comparing wages to prices, we see only a small loss of purchasing power. However, prices do not tell the whole story, because they reveal nothing about costs. Costs also fell and this explains why the apparent drop in the real wages seems small.

But measured in gold—and this is crucial to understanding why we need a gold standard—we see reality with clarity. Incomes are about one tenth what they were in the 60’s. Prices are down too, but not as much.

People who work for a living—those who produce every good and service—are being steadily and severely marginalized.”

So while wages ought to be much higher, the cost of living should also be lower. If currency had never been made fiat and devalued, wages would have continued to rise in both real and nominal terms. This would have occurred alongside stable or even declining living costs.

In an ideal world – one without the tyranny of central banking – our present reality would be inverted. The exact opposite of what has occurred over the past century would have taken place. Instead of stagnant or falling wages with rising living costs, we would have rising wages with stagnant or falling living costs.

Of course, this economic situation would have had many other windfalls as well. Crime would be reduced, wars would be fewer and less severe, and technology might have advanced even faster. By now I’ve made it clear that central banks must be held accountable for their detrimental impact upon all of human civilization.

Godfrey Bloom shares this sentiment. For a concise two-minute summary of the current banking fraud-based system, see Godfrey Bloom’s speech here:

 

 

Conclusion

No one can change anything on the political level.  Central banks control the economy, and any politician who tries to end them will be assassinated or suicided.  The deep state and secret societies run everything in the shadows.  Banks own Washington.

Bitcoin presents the best opportunity for drawing power away from the central banking apparatus and putting it back in the hands of the people where it belongs. Recently Bitcoin hit a new all-time high of well over $2,000. Total crypto currency market cap has soared to over $80 B.  This represents an increase of over 130% in little over a month. Perhaps hope does exist.  It exists in the form of a new decentralized form of money that requires no third-party or central authority.

 

The Rise of Bitcoin and its Meaning of Freedom for Finance




 

Bitcoin Meaning of Freedom

Bitcoin may be the most significant technological invention of the twenty-first century. While I won’t go into excessive detail about what it is and how it works here, I will summarize its key characteristics, recent revelations, and attempt to explain why they have proven to be so revolutionary. Crypto currency has tremendous implications for the meaning of freedom.

 

The basics

Bitcoin is a new form of digital currency known as crypto currency. A computer programmer using the pseudo name “Satoshi Nakamoto” invented it around 2009. This form of digital money can be divided up and sent anywhere in the world in the absence of a third-party (such as a bank or PayPal). It cannot be created by fiat means (central banks create traditional currency out of thin air to no end), and must be “mined” using sophisticated computer hardware to solve complex algorithms. The difficulty of mining a coin rises exponentially as time goes on. The currency payment system works using a decentralized peer-to-peer network with which “miners” are incentivized to facilitate transactions by being awarded with new coins.

This means that no central hub or server needs to exist. A fully distributed, efficiently functioning, decentralized financial network has been created for the first time in history. For more on the mathematics and hard science of bitcoin, see the Satoshi Nakamoto white paper here. 

The following 5-minute YouTube video also provides brief analysis by such titans of business as Richard Branson and Bill gates, among others.

While one ought to ignore the extravagant price projections, listening to what the experts in this video have to say may be enlightening. They provide a good summary of key points for those unfamiliar with this development.

While many people may still be unaware of the technical aspects of crypto currency, it has begun to work its way into the mainstream. With each passing day, it becomes more and more recognized as a legitimate store of value and convenient medium of exchange. So, you may be wondering, how does one acquire bitcoin, and what can it be used for? The answers to such questions are legion.

Uses and Acquisition

Bitcoin ATMs have already sprung up in many places. In fact, there are a total of 552 BTC ATMs in America, a full index of which can be seen here. Large merchants such as Expedia.com and Overstock.com accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. Many online precious metals dealers also accept Bitcoin in exchange for copper, silver, gold, and platinum. The number of businesses accepting bitcoin and other alternative crypto currencies as payment continues to grow.

Upon gaining more widespread acceptance and legitimacy, Bitcoin has begun to boom. A year ago (January 2016), its market cap was under $7 billion. Today (January 2017), it has risen to over $12 billion, at some points reaching as high as $16 billion. While some financial commentators note that this overall market cap pales in comparison to most traditional financial markets, they tend to overlook the pace at which it has risen. If this pace were to continue, it would place bitcoin in contention with many other financial assets in short order. Some say this has already begun.

Rapid Rise

This rapid increase in value can be attributed in large part to the ongoing instability of geopolitical events over the last year. It began with Brexit (Great Britain choosing to leave the European Union), accelerated with the election of Donald Trump, and really took off into the stratosphere with the devaluation of the Chinese Yuan.

Indeed, the Chinese are responsible for the bulk of bitcoin investing and trading. Chinese trading accounts for somewhere around 90% of all the bitcoin traded in the world. The Chinese are the biggest investors in the crypto currency sector. So often, when there are big moves, it can be attributed to something they are doing.

Seeing their native currency depreciate rapidly, Chinese buyers may be the largest factor in finally pushing bitcoin prices beyond the psychologically important $1,000 mark. 

Of course, crypto currency being notoriously volatile, the price quickly retreated back to the $900 range. This kind of steep correction often follows a quick spike upwards. Still, bitcoin continues to become more stable with time. At the time of publishing, the price stands at about $810 per bitcoin.

For some historical perspective, it’s worth noting that over the past year, bitcoin has still risen over 100% percent relative to the US dollar, and almost 15% over the past month, even after the sharp decline from its recent peak. Going back even further, again looking at values in USD, the value has risen over 350% in the past two years, and over 1,200% in the past four years! Astonishingly, bitcoin has soared approximately 7,500% since its inception back in 2009.

During the year of 2015, bitcoin became the best-performing asset in the entire world.  And while it’s not certain yet, it looks as if it may enjoy that same status for the year of 2016 as well.

Summary

In short, crypto currency allows people to become their own banks, as it requires no third-party for transactions. This amounts to a huge advancement for individual liberty and brings the meaning of freedom into new realms for personal finance. The value of a digital commodity that cannot be created by fiat cannot be overstated.

As mining coins becomes more difficult, they become more and more scarce as a digital commodity. The most noteworthy aspects of this whole thing involve the following: 1) for the first time, a real digital commodity has been created – something that cannot be created by fiat, and 2) an online medium of exchange not requiring a third party now exists. Entire books could be written on the magnificence and significance of this.

If you’re interesting in getting into the crypto currency sector, engage in your own meticulous research before doing so. The legendary investor Warren Buffet has been known for stating that one of his biggest keys to success has been never investing in something he doesn’t understand.

Should you decide crypto currency might be for you, the best options include US-based exchange Coinbase and local bitcoin ATMs. Look into a BTC ATM in your area, or learn more about Coinbase, the largest exchange and online-hosted wallet for digital currency.

What do you think? Does the idea of owning your own money (rather than entrusting it to a bank) appeal to you? Does the ability to conduct secure financial transactions, without a third party and with almost zero fees, sound intriguing? How do you see this impacting the meaning of freedom, from a financial perspective? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.

 

 

Market Optimism Reaches Record Highs – Crash in the Cards?




When market optimism reaches dangerous heights,  it typically signifies one thing: a crash will be in the cards in the not too distant future. Many indications exist that we have begun to approach the point of peak optimism. Both technical market indicators as well as sentiment seem to be alluding to the possibility of a long-overdue crash being in the near future. For example, stocks have only been this high by historical terms just before previous financial bubbles have burst.
You may have heard this before. In fact, if you read so-called “alternative news” (aka ‘fake’ news) you have heard this meme literally hundreds of times over the last eight years or so.
Yet now, more than ever before, circumstances have primed the financial world for a collapse of epic proportions. It now seems all but certain that sometime during the Trump presidency, we will witness this financial failure.
Make no mistake – this has been a long, long time in the making. Trillions of currency units created out of thin air, and many billions of monetized financial assets later, the stars have finally begun to align in such a way that signifies that time may be running out.
There’s no telling how big this bubble will be blown before it bursts. As host of The Keiser Report, Max Keiser has said, there’s no reason the Dow can’t go to 40,000. There will always be a higher number.
Yet money printing will not always be a solution. Even with trillions created and pumped into the system, the world economy has only been growing sluggishly for the past eight years. The same solution will not work next time around.
According to insider analyst Jim Rickards in his new book, Road to Ruin: The Elites’ Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis, the elite have already begun preparing for the coming crisis. The Bank of International Settlements warned them as far back as 2014. And they plan to pursue a different strategy this time around.
In short, the financial system will be frozen, and people will not have access to their financial assets. Bank accounts, mutual funds, bonds, stocks, everything…it will all be out of reach. This way, contagion will never have time to spread. In order to solve the problems, a global currency and system will be introduced. The powers that be want to control everything and everyone.
What ways can one prepare for this? There are many, yet a few of the most important involve owning physical silver/gold and virtual bitcoin. Both will serve as hedges against devaluation of fiat currency. While the big banks have been prosecuted for massive manipulation of precious metals markets, bitcoin has been the canary in the coal mine for the collapse of fiat money.  It has recently reached record market capitalization, seeing billions flow into it in a matter of weeks.
What will you do? Sit back and watch as the stage gets set for world financial domination? Or take efforts to insulate yourself and inform others?
Leave your thoughts in a comment below. Is the recent optimism misguided?

War on Cash Escalates, Threatens Freedom & Liberty (part 1)




 

Do you use cash to pay for things? If so, it may only be a matter of time before you can no longer do so.

With each passing day, our society moves closer and closer to a cashless one. And that has very dire consequences for our personal freedom and sovereignty.

The right to have control over one’s currency must be considered paramount. Those currency units represent the amount of time it takes to earn them. In effect, they represent little pieces of one’s life. Currency equals life.

Now, imagine being denied the right to do with your life as you see fit. Imagine it being under the control of government and banks. Most people cannot imagine this. Yet it has been happening, and will continue unabated if the banks have their way.

Several countries have recently made startling moves toward a cashless society. The pace at which this agenda appears to be moving forward looks surprising to say the least.
India, for example, has seen the war on cash come to its doors. Its government recently banned high-denomination bank notes (see here) 

In this latest development on what has been termed “the war on cash”, absolute chaos has ensued. People have been waiting in lines that stretch across entire city blocks just to exchange their cash for smaller notes they can spend. Just take a look at this short Youtube clip:

In South Korea, the government has decided to eliminate coins altogether, openly declaring the move to be one toward a “cashless society”.

In fact, a whole list of countries exists that have already made significant move towards a cashless society. They remain one step away from total monetary control over their citizens lives.

The war on cash has many far-reaching implications and appears to be part of a larger plan by global central banks to centralize all capital under a single digital domain. This allows for greater control, increased scrutiny over transactions, and total elimination of any personal financial privacy. As we move towards a cashless society, our freedom diminishes.

As our freedom diminishes, so too does our prosperity. America became the most prosperous nation in history because it began as the freest. Now it seems as though everyday brings with it a new deterioration of those freedoms.

Anyone with a conscience cannot stand idly by and watch as a concerted effort by politicians, financiers, bankers, and oligarchs pushes us onward toward serfdom.
Take a stand and fight back in this war on cash, by committing to use cash to pay for goods and services whenever possible.

What will you do? Sit back as your liberties get chiseled away, or make any attempt possible to delay this system of control being forced upon us all by globalists and bankers?

Leave a comment below regarding your thoughts.

Five Unbelievable Figures Regarding the Student Loan Debt Bubble

 





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You may have heard about the student loan crisis in America. Millions of college graduates cannot repay trillions in loans. Their wages, or lack thereof, seem to inhibit their capacity for servicing their debt. This lack of repayment, while inconsequential in the near-term, will at some point become catastrophic for the nation as a whole.

The fact that student loans cannot and will not be repaid will have two inescapable ramifications: 1) impact upon the broader economy resulting from former students being burdened by excess debt, and 2) impact upon the national debt, adding to the black hole that is US Finances.

When people cannot afford to pay back student loans, they cannot even think about purchasing homes. This effect appears to have already begun to take hold within the real economy, as evidenced by the fact that the rate of home ownership has been tanking for over a decade now, reaching recent lows not seen in almost fifty years. Startling as that last fact may be, it does not constitute one of the five unbelievable figures about the student loan debt bubble. To begin:

 

  • 3 Trillion USDThe size of the bubble to date. It seems like just yesterday this number had only surpassed the trillion mark. Those trillions represent the lives and dreams of millions of people who “invested in their futures” by borrowing for an education. Now that education has failed to produce a return on investment.
  • 100%The amount by which public, in-state university tuition has increased over the last ten years. When compared to the increase in cost of tuition for out-of-state and private schools, this appears tame. Many observers note that this meteoric rise has only been made possible by government intervention. Government-guaranteed loans can be secured for any amount, regardless of market value. This results in increased costs for diminishing quality products. Again, we see similar lending dynamics that took hold during the housing bubble that took center stage during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Could the student loan debt bubble enter the spotlight during the next stage of this crisis that seems to never end?
  • 293,029 – The number of Master’s Degree holders on food stamps. Take a second to soak in that figure and grasp its significance. Hundreds of thousands of people in the land of opportunity can no longer afford to feed themselves, despite having worked so hard they managed to achieve a level of education that only about 2% of human beings who live today will ever achieve in their lifetimes. How can anyone believe that “everything is awesome”?
  • 40% – Rate of delinquency on student loans. You read correctly – over forty percent of all student loans remain in delinquency today. That means that almost half of all graduates cannot afford to make even a single payment on their loans. And somehow people still insist things have not deteriorated. How anyone can perceive this situation as normal will forever be beyond the scope of reason.
  • Student loans cannot be discharged through bankruptcy. This last one may not be a figure, but it overshadows all of the grim statistics. Student loan debt can be considered the most sinister form of all debt, for it can never be discharged. That translates to a lifetime of debt servitude for all who bought into this most epic of financial scams. Most were never educated on the far-reaching consequences of these loans. Some didn’t even have a clue that loans were being taken out in their name – or even what a loan was!

 

In short, this bubble will have to burst one day. Some indications exist that it has already begun to do so. For instance, in 2011, a form of mass loan forgiveness was introduced – income-based-repayment. This plan allows students to make payments no greater than 10% of their income. For many, this amounts to a payment of zero.  So millions can be in default indefinitely.  The meaning of freedom involves being free of debt.  Austrian economics dictates that debt deters savings, which inhibits economic growth.  Therefore, further debt expansion will always be needed…until the bubble finally bursts.

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American Suicide Rate Surges




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When economic times are rough, suicide rates tend to surge. This point has been debated. Yet it seems like common sense that when people have no opportunities and no perceivable chance at a better future… they may be more likely to take the easy way out.

The New York Times reports that the suicide rate in America has surged to a 30-year high:

The suicide rate for middle-aged women, ages 45 to 64, jumped by 63 percent over the period of the study, while it rose by 43 percent for men in that age range, the sharpest increase for males of any age. The overall suicide rate rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, which released the study on Friday.

The increases were so widespread that they lifted the nation’s suicide rate to 13 per 100,000 people, the highest since 1986. The rate rose by 2 percent a year starting in 2006, double the annual rise in the earlier period of the study. In all, 42,773 people died from suicide in 2014, compared with 29,199 in 1999. “

The article goes on to state that “the data analysis provided fresh evidence of suffering among white Americans”. Then other factors immediately come under scrutiny, such as education. And yet, in the same paragraph the article notes that:

“The new report did not break down suicide rates by education, but researchers who reviewed the analysis said the patterns in age and race were consistent with that recent research and painted a picture of desperation for many in American society. “

 While it gets acknowledged that despair has been created as a result of poor economic conditions, and that seems a plausible link to suicide, this very same logic then gets questioned and doubted. A strange sort of Orwellian doublethink gets employed: realities become admitted and negated at once.

“There was a consistent pattern,” he said, which held for all ages between 25 and 64. “When the economy got worse, suicides went up, and when it got better, they went down.”

“But other experts pointed out that the unemployment rate had been declining in the latter period of the study, and questioned how important the economy was to suicide.”

What “other experts” have been conjured up here? Why do their names happen to not be worth mentioning?

In addition, the unemployment rate had been falling due to labor force participation rate falling, as seen here. So the unemployment rate didn’t go down because people found jobs. It went down because they gave up looking for jobs.

It makes me sick to see such obvious rhetorical tactics being used regarding such a serious issue. Any real American publication ought to assert that our lack of freedom has caused our economic distress, and that it must be restored if we are to ever regain our lost prosperity. The founding fathers of America warned about big federal government and private central banks. We have seen the results of not heeding that warning over the past century and in particular the past decade.

What do you think? Does America need to return to its former free state and leave the rest of the world alone? Or does it remain exceptional? Feel free to leave your thoughts in a comment below, and to share this post on social media.