The Path To World Peace Is In The Collapse of The US Economy

The surest path to world peace lies in the collapse of the US economy.

I know, many people do not want to hear this. Many will vehemently deny it. I already expect personal attacks and “America, love it or leave it” responses by people who will not even read this far. They won’t go any further than the title. That doesn’t change the truth.

Of course, there will be the QAnon/Trump devotees who will claim that this is all part of the plan. There’s no need to dignify such ignorance with a response.

Am I saying that if/when this occurs that there would be absolutely no armed conflicts anywhere on the planet? No, I’m sure there would be. However, the duration and scale would be decreased dramatically.

Think back, look back at world history since WWII. Can you name an armed conflict, any armed conflict in which the US was not involved as a major influence? Anywhere? Even if you can, place it in perspective of all the conflicts in which we have been involved. Look at every single potential for armed conflict right now and name one which we are not actively inciting that conflict to elevate further.

Our military budget was just increased again, by $22 billion to an official $738 billion. As I’ve written before, that does not include funding for the VA, upgrading nukes, NSA, CIA or FBI. When you add those to the military budget, we spend more on “defense” than every other country on earth, combined.

This all comes as our economy is retracting and our national debt accounts for over 1/3 of all global national debt. China has surpassed the US as the largest consumer economy, greatest number of Fortune 500 companies and a higher number of top ten global banks.

How many armed conflicts is China involved in as a major player? None.

Many Americans are oblivious to the fact that we are currently bombing 7 countries and have been for years. They can name two countries we are bombing at most. We drop at least 121 bombs a day at an average cost of $80,000 each.

This week it made the news that the House of Representatives have asked the military to account for how many foreign military bases the US has and justify the need for that many. However, that doesn’t mean much when they do this after handing the military an increased budget and we spend $130 billion a year, every year, on upgrading nuclear weapons. That’s not even included in the military budget. How about they ask why we need so many nuclear weapons? Wouldn’t 50 be enough? Or 20? Why the hell do we have 6800?!!!! (Personally I think they should be eradicated completely.)

The obvious problem with wars has to do with the fact that they cost money. Lots of money. Sure, a limited number of people make profits from warfare but the money still has to come from somewhere. Right now, the US is printing money wildly, which dilutes the value of each dollar in circulation. Right now, we have a trade deficit with nearly every country we trade with. Right now, we owe money to many countries through US Treasury bonds. Right now, the value of the dollar is propped up by the petrodollar system.

Right now other countries are selling off US Treasury bonds. Right now China has stopped buying oil from us and has decreased purchases of major crops. Right now, other countries are having economic issues which preclude buying US Treasuries. Right now numerous countries have started buying gold because they find the dollar too insecure. Right now the petrodollar system is collapsing as country after country is trading oil in other currencies, largely in Chinese yuan. Right now one country after another is turning away from buying weapons which leave them dependent on the US. They are opting for Russian and Chinese arms which cost less yet perform far better than ours.

So the question becomes how the US can afford to fund another war, or even the ones we are currently in? How long can this continue before the dollar is devalued and we see double to triple digit inflation?

The bigger question is, who is going to loan us money to wage more wars when they don’t trust us to pay them back what we already owe? Who is going to loan us money when we are threatening basically every country in existence with either war or economic sanctions? Is it likely they will loan us money they don’t trust will be repaid just so we don’t attack them in some way? Or is it more likely they will band together to defend themselves from us?

One economist after another is expecting a recession in the near future. Other, more realistic economists who are not tied to WAR Street say that we are already in a recession and have been for some time. Some state that we have never recovered from the 2008 recession and for many this is true. Wages have never recovered for sure. If wages don’t recover, there is no way that the general economy does. It’s all smoke and mirrors. Many try and downplay how bad the next recession or stage of the current recession will be. I am expecting the worst recession in US history because of the combination of influences.

Ultimately what we can expect is that the economy will falter. This will finally lead to the absolute necessity to rein in military spending. As the US curtails military aggression and arming/funding proxy wars, we will see peace slowly return, along with diplomacy to many countries and regions that have not known these things for many years. There is no doubt that our warmongers will attempt to incite more conflict along the way but be rebuffed and rejected by nations seeking a different path forward.

In the short term, none of this will be good news for the domestic US. The oligarchs will try and continue the same processes, followed by trying to strip the country bare for their own greed. In the long run, we will change as a country. We will see peace, see that we do not need to spend our money or sacrifice military lives to achieve that peace. Some will claim we helped bring that peace into being. Those are the dangerous ones whom we must educate, that the militarism was never necessary. Keep them out of power, remove them from the media.

The economy will recover over time but not for a long while. By the time it does, we will have found a dedication to build rather than destroy, to lean on one another and to demand a government that supports people over the profits of the rich.

It’s not going to be easy but this is the future our country has created. We have to deal with it.

The Next Crash Is Mandatory

We all know that another crash is coming and it’s not far off. Some will not admit they know it because of their own fear. Basically, if they admit knowing, it becomes real. Better to close their eyes, plug their ears and remain in denial. That’s not going to stop it.

Perhaps they think something will change and avert it at the last second, like some action movie. It’s too late for that. The timer on the bomb has reached 0 seconds, the fuse is gone. We’re just waiting for the actual explosion.

What I am saying is that anything that could have stopped it from happening was not done when it could have been done. Now it is unavoidable. Just a matter of when.

Honestly, the next crash started some time ago. It’s more of a phased demolition than an outright explosion. A planned demolition.

Some sources claim it will happen in 2020, some slightly later but not much. Others say it is going to happen this year. I’ve been expecting it for a long time and have stated numerous times it would happen sooner rather than later. The ones saying it will happen in 2020 or this year were saying not that long ago that it was ten years out. They revised their predictions earlier, I revised mine later.

Considering that the crash has already started, my own predictions have been far more accurate. The signs that the crash is happening now are all around us for those that are conscious enough to see. From the stock market falling in late 2018, barely becoming stable and then falling again, again and again. Those recoveries were false, brought on by stock repurchases funded by tax breaks courtesy of Trump and a bipartisan CONgress. I repeat, bipartisan.Now that theater has ended and stocks are falling again. This time, so are bonds. The federal bond yield curve has been inverted for months now, meaning 3 month bonds have a higher yield than 10 year bonds. Yet 3 month bonds aren’t selling. Not enough confidence in the next 3 months for them to sell. The stock market will not be recovering again. There is no more quantitative easing available. Bonds dropping means liquidity is dried up. Investors are pulling out.

Outside of the stock market, we’ve heard the reports. Wages flat or below real wage growth when accounting for inflation. More people without insurance than in decades. Consumer confidence and CEO confidence is down, capital investments are frozen in place or falling. We’re well on track to have more retail closures this year than at any time in US history. Contrary to MSM reporting, production is down as well. Mass layoffs tell that story. All of that is without even mentioning farm losses from extensive flooding through the entire Midwest.

So, it’s established that the crash has begun but isn’t yet being called that. It may be called a market decline or whatever term some WAR Street puppet uses to make it sound nicer. It’s still the later part of the leading edge of a crash.

Here is what many do not realize. That this crash is not only inevitable, it is now mandatory. This is the late stage of capitalism which Marx predicted long ago. This is the point where capitalism feeds on itself because there is nothing else remaining for it to feed on. The UN issued a report stating that capitalism is unsustainable at this point, as it is the greatest threat to the environment we face. I have written before, explaining how perpetual growth is unsustainable and not necessary. At this point in capitalism, only the largest entities have the capacity for growth and that can only happen by consuming all it encounters.

The coming collapse will be difficult, violent, tragic and will take lives. How many lives depends largely on us. How we function as a society, as a community to support each other and unify to stand against the economic powers attempting to oppress us even further. Attempting to feed on us.

We’ve allowed them to feed on us for far too long, allowing them to get stronger while we got weaker.

The good part is that when this collapse comes, that is going to be our chance to rebuild as something stronger, something more sustainable. Believe it or not, society can function without money. Society is older than money. There are societies in the world today which function without money. Am I suggesting eliminating currency? No. I am suggesting not allowing our society to be monopolized by those who hoard money and use it to rule over us. Could we eliminate money? Yes, we could but I know we are not yet evolved enough as a society for that to happen. Too many are too brainwashed.

What I am suggesting and what we absolutely must achieve is a society in which society comes first and foremost. Money comes much later and is not allowed to take precedence over life, health, environment or anything else. A society where limits are placed on capitalism and the rich pay their fair share. Where limits are placed on how rich a person or business can become. Where our government has no direct ties to business, thus corporate/business lobbying and campaign donations are criminalized.

This will be our only realistic path forward where we don’t wind up with just more of the same as we have now. The only people who support our current system are those who have benefited from this system until now, with no view or concern for the damage it has caused, even if they were aware of that damage. Some could claim at some point to be unaware but in the last few years they can no longer make that claim. They know but don’t care. Even as they see the system imploding, they think they will be immune. They are wrong.

Every end is a beginning. As this economic cycle comes to an end, we need to insure that this end is permanent. We need to lay unbridled capitalism to rest in a forgotten grave with no ceremony, no remorse, no bereavement. We can do better, we must do better.

Before that beginning comes to pass, we must suffer this collapse. Then build again from the ashes.