I’m rich and you’re poor and that’s God’s will. So sit down and shut up.
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HOW TO USE A “PUPPET ARMY” TO GAIN ECONOMIC CONTROL OF A COUNTRY
Andrew J. Bacevich is professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University. Professor Bacevich examines how the U.S. policy of “standing up” (arming and training) foreign armies who are then expected to impose so-called “American values” on the population of their country has been an almost-total failure. Still, “Official Washington” believes that if the American deep-state-controlled army can’t win a war outright, they can just train the local population to become a “puppet army”. Either way, “our” army or “their” army, we’ll soon be pumping “our” oil out from underneath “their” sand.
I’M RICH AND YOU’RE POOR. NOW SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!
The top one percent of households own one half of all the assets in the world, according to a new Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse. Additionally, the poorest half of the world’s population owns just one percent of the earth’s assets. In the past, the “trickle-down” theory of money was believed to be true and good. As the rich got richer, more money would “trickle down” to benefit the poor. Well, surprise, surprise. It turns out that instead of “trickle down” what is actually happening is a “trickle-up” process. The super-rich just keep getting richer and richer while everyone else keeps getting poorer. But don’t worry. Trickle-up is God’s will. If God had wanted everyone to be equal he would have given everyone a $240,000 Ferrari.
THE U.S. END GAME IN SYRIA IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF A WIDER REGIONAL WAR
Tony Cartalucci, a Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, digs down into the deep-state psyche to reveal how the so-called “civil war” in Syria is not really a civil war but instead is a war that is engineered and fueled from outside Syria. The warmongers are actually based in the United States, Europe, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Israel. Their ultimate goal is not just the destruction of Syria. After Syria has been destroyed, it’s “full speed ahead” to destroy Iran. Oops; I slipped up. I wasn’t supposed to say that.
VOLKSWAGEN “DIESELGATE” SCANDAL COULD COST 87 BILLION BUCKS
It was recently revealed that 11 million Volkswagen diesel cars and trucks world-wide were built using engine emissions control software designed to make the engine run clean only during emissions testing but to run dirty the rest of the time, when the owner is doing normal daily driving. Estimates of the total cost to correct this one teeny tiny little Volkswagen management mistake run as high as 87 billion dollars ($87,000,000,000).
WHY MOST PEOPLE WILL DIE IN AN SOCIETAL COLLAPSE: IT TAKES SIX MONTHS TO MAKE A CHICKEN SANDWICH
A video posted on YouTube recently is not only good for laughs, but it also serves to illustrate the fact that self-reliant living is not as easy as some people imagine. Many people (and most Americans) take the availability of food for granted and believe that in a major emergency such as a war or an economic collapse, they could simply grow their own food. The author of the video demonstrates how it took him six months and $1500 just to make a chicken sandwich. The deeper issue that’s being addressed here is the need to always keep learning how to live a more self-reliant lifestyle.