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A Nation Built on Lies (Part 1)

James Quinn
July 11th, 2018
The Burning Platform
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This article was originally published by James Quinn at The Burning Platform

“The greatest want of the world is the want of men — men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.” – Ellen G. White

The world becomes more chaotic by the day. Good luck finding a politician, business icon, or religious leader who is not bought and sold by corporate or special interests. Finding truth telling honest leaders in today’s world is virtually impossible. Charles Foster Kane, a quasi-biographical portrayal of William Randolph Hearst, is a fine representation of the billionaire clique that pull the strings in our warped, deceitful, greed driven, materialistic world.

Citizen Kane’s thematic portrayal of the American Dream is far more germane to our society today than it was when made in 1941. Financial affluence, material luxury, wielding power over others, and controlling the opinions of the masses through propaganda media, did not guarantee happiness or fulfillment for Kane or todays oligarchs. Kane was happiest as a poor child, living with his parents, playing in the snow on his sled – Rosebud.

Life is a tragedy, with the richest and poorest dead in the end. The only thing that really matters is your character and integrity. The societal hollowness created by those pushing the delusion of a materialistic American Dream based on an ever growing pyramid of debt has left a society morally deadened, psychologically damaged, living lives based on deception, and willfully ignorant of the truth.

Until individuals in this country choose to tell the truth and insist on being told the truth by the leaders they choose, chaos and ultimate collapse will be our destiny. Our economy, our currency system, our banking system, our political system, our mass media, and our public education system are built upon nothing but deception, lies, misinformation and falsity. The entire fetid cesspool of lies cannot withstand the glare of truth, as explained by Ron Paul:

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The daily dose of deception doled out by the despicable Deep State denizens of decadence, debt and debauchery is depressing to critical thinking truth seekers. I’ve made it my mission in life to only follow rational thinking, honest, straightforward, fact based people who have not been bought off by a party seeking to cheat, mislead, or steal from average Americans. The number of politicians who meet this criteria can be counted on one hand.

Very few corporate executives at S&P 500 sized companies meet this standard of honesty. The criteria for reaching the corner office is insatiable greed, backstabbing, lying, and a sociopathic personality. Despite the Wall Street/Fed rigged financial systems and fake news propaganda spewing mainstream corporate media, there are still independent, non-corrupt, truth tellers as the lone voices of reason in this empire of lies.

These authentic purveyors of reality, based on facts and evidence, are scorned and ridiculed by CNBC spokesmodels and highly compensated intellectual but idiot talking heads. When a nine year Fed engineered bull market in everything is sold as proof of economic recovery, propagated by media mouthpieces, and substantiated by government agencies producing fake economic data, then a populace begging to be misled, because they can’t handle the truth, turns off anyone telling them the truth.

I sense disillusionment among many of the financial analysts who have correctly assessed the present-day insanity and expect a reckoning for the ages when this debt bubble blows like a super-volcano. Facts and reality are meaningless when the madness of crowds, built on delusions of debt, and a financial system engineered by banker psychopaths, keeps the bubble growing to heights not thought possible by rational thinking people.

Many of these truth telling realists are in the business of selling newsletters, books, mutual fund investments, or other financial products. That does not automatically make their analysis suspect. Everyone has to make a living. What separates shills from honorable men is their use of facts, historical data, and rational thought to make their case. Deciphering the bullshit narratives spewed by the majority of faux journalists employed by the corporate fake news media versus straightforward non-slanted analysis from the reality grounded men is crucial to retaining integrity in a deceitful corrupt world.

I continue to respect the writings and analysis of Taleb, Shiller, Hussman, Mauldin, Jesse, Kreiger, Rosenberg, Bonner, Casey, Martenson, Kunstler, Schiff and lately Jordan Peterson, among many others. As the “everything bubble”, inflated by the Fed and their central banker brethren across the globe, has grown to epic proportions these men have endured heaps of scorn and ridicule from the small minded non-thinking momentum cowboys who arrogantly confuse easy money with their own financial brilliance. I continue to have the utmost respect for their ability to ignore the lure of following the crowd and sticking to the facts. It’s not easy stating the truth when 95% of so called financial journalists are bought off and captured by the Deep State.

The Wall Street cabal puppeteers have had their Federal Reserve puppets dancing to their tune for the last nine years as bailouts, QE, and free money for feckless financiers has propelled their latest bubble to epic proportions. The bubbles in the stock market, bond market and real estate market are all built upon a vaporous foundation of easy money debt. It took 219 years for the country to accumulate a $9.6 trillion national debt, but our fearless leaders have managed to add $11.6 trillion since September 2008, all geared to enrich Wall Street, the military industrial complex, the sick-care complex and mega-corporations, while leaving Main Street to fend for ourselves with stagnant wages and rising costs for necessities. With government, corporate and consumer debt levels at all-time highs, a financial collapse is inevitable. Hundreds of billions of student loan, auto loan, mortgage loans, and credit card debt are unpayable, especially in a rising rate environment.

As the chart above factually details, the “everything bubble” has put the previous two bubbles to shame. The thing about bubbles is they always pop. An unsustainable dynamic will not be sustained. The reversion to the mean will leave millions of delusional Americans destitute, dependent on the government, enraged, and looking for someone to blame other than themselves. Go to any 4th of July picnic and your average neighbor or relative will tell you how much their 401k and house value have soared as they have been convinced the economy is booming and on a sound footing.

They won’t tell you their credit card balance, mortgage balance, auto loan debt, or student loan debt obligations. The value of their stocks and real estate can plummet by 50% in a matter of months (as they did in 2001 and 2008), but the debt will remain, wrapped around their throats, choking them to death. They have willfully chosen to be ignorant of why asset values have soared and ignored the warnings of truth telling analysts. Human nature never changes, and people never learn from the past, even when they’ve been clubbed over the head with 50% losses twice in the last seventeen years.

I keep pondering whether this “everything bubble” is just another mass hysteria event like many before throughout history (Tulips, Roaring 20’s, Dot.com), or something deeper and more disturbing. I’m reaching the conclusion it is more than mass hysteria. It’s mental illness infecting a wide swath of the population. Normality in financial markets, government deficit spending, journalism and central bank interventions began to dissipate drastically at the turn of the century and accelerated rapidly after 9/11. Annual deficits have averaged over $900 billion since 9/11, versus $175 billion per year in the eight years prior to 9/11. We have been living in profoundly abnormal times, but few question the abnormality. They have been led to believe this is normal.

Arguing annual deficits of a trillion dollars, zero interest rates for eight years, a Federal Reserve colluding with Wall Street banks and the U.S. Treasury to manipulate stock markets, and a corporate media spewing misinformation, fake news, and propaganda is a normal state of affairs is an example of the Big Lie theory. Making these arguments is a false declaration of such outrageous magnitude, employed by the powers that be, as a propaganda measure in the belief that a lesser falsehood would not be considered credible by the masses.

The Big Lie has worked thus far, as government controlled education has dumbed down the masses, people are told what to think by the media propaganda machines, and individuals have chosen to be distracted by igadgets, social media, and modern day bread and circuses. Huxley thought mental illness of the populace was rampant in 1958. He’d be outraged by the level of willfully ignorant, abnormally normal people living in our profoundly sick society today.

“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. “Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does.” They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.” ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

Who is to blame for the current state of affairs? The Deep State? Shadowy oligarchs? Politicians? The Jews? The Russians? There is one commonality – human beings are the members of each group. Humans have created the problems plaguing the world. Humans choose to act in a good or evil manner. Humans decide whether to lie or tell the truth. Humans decide whether to be driven by greed, power seeking, selfishness and hubris or generosity, citizenship, sacrifice and humility. The truth is humans commit unspeakable atrocities, steal, cheat, kill and destroy. They are also capable of generosity, self- sacrifice, acting with integrity, and behaving courageously. As Solzhenitsyn realized while imprisoned by the Soviets, good and evil passes through all human hearts.

“Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either — but right through every human heart — and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained. And even in the best of all hearts, there remains … an un-uprooted small corner of evil.

Since then I have come to understand the truth of all the religions of the world: They struggle with the evil inside a human being (inside every human being). It is impossible to expel evil from the world in its entirety, but it is possible to constrict it within each person.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

Today’s level of violence, mass murder and evil have not approached the monstrous deeds of Hitler, Stalin and Mao within the last century – Yet. Anyone who dismisses the he possibility of bloodshed on a grand scale within our borders and the likelihood of a global “winner take all” war is ignorant of human nature, history, and the dynamics driving the course of events during this Fourth Turning. The seeds of evil are planted within each human soul and under the right (or wrong) conditions, can blossom into a full-blown landscape of hate, violence, cruelty, inhumanity and retribution.

Cooperation, peace, and mutually beneficial deeds have not been the default setting for human interaction throughout history. They are the exception, not the rule. But, the mass of humanity is willfully ignorant of history and naively believe their benevolent leaders and media thought police when fear is used to keep them under control. As Jordan Peterson points out, once people wake up to the realization of their potential for evil, they can resist being led to slaughter by their Deep State controllers.

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“When once-naïve people recognize in themselves the seeds of evil and monstrosity and see themselves as dangerous (at least potentially) their fear decreases. They develop more self-respect. Then, perhaps, they begin to resist oppression. They see that they have the ability to withstand, because they are terrible too. They see they can and must stand up, because they begin to understand how genuinely monstrous they will become, otherwise, feeding on their resentment, transforming it into the most destructive of wishes. To say it again: There is very little difference between the capacity for mayhem and destruction, integrated, and strength of character. This is one of the most difficult lessons of life.” ― Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

In Part 2 of this article I will delve deeper into Peterson’s assertion we need to tell the truth in order to change ourselves and change the world.

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Author: James Quinn
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  1. “Rosebud”

    A rose is beautiful flower. A rose bush is laden with thorns. A rosebud is a young, yet unopened, rose.

    The use of the word “rosebud” in the movie, “Citizen Kane” is (I believe) a threat to anyone, starlit or other, who might know about the inner workings of the movie industry, the propaganda networks, governments, banking Cartels, etc., etc.

    “Rosebud”, was the name of an Ape at a zoo in California. This Ape had a big red butthole resembling a rosebud.

    The powers that be are known to use deception, temptation, and then blackmail. Video of important people and ordinary people engaged in sex is routine. Video of ass is commonplace.

    Hold no one on a pedestal. All humans fail in the search for perfection. Only God, if He exists, is perfection.

    _

  2. aljamo says:

    Only thing that comes to mind right now is that money is the root of all evil.

    • aljamo,
      “The love of money is the root of all evil”. A modern society cannot function without “money”, whether it’s fiat or commodity based like gold and silver. Money is not the problem. It’s greed, according to the Bible, that’s the root of all evil.

    • rrrr says:

      Jesus did not say, “Money is the root of all evil.” That was a mistranslation. You can look up the original Greek text and you will see that what he actually said was, “Don’t be greedy because greed causes many problems.”

      Money is an important key to happiness.

      Greed is an desire for money.

  3. With so many crimes going unpunished and the criminals running around untouched, it is impossible to teach children that “honesty is the best policy”. Our world is teaching young people that if you are rich and powerful enough, you can get away with murder.

  4. aljamo says:

    T.. I stand corrected. The system requires the need for more money to live. Concentrated in fewer hands is all the rage.

    • rrrr says:

      Well, let’s see you provide a good example. I’m sure you have a few dollars. Let’s see you give them to five or six different people just to spread them around in more hands.

  5. Kevin2 says:

    Looking at the world objectively, virtually every institution handing money, political, religious, business is built on lies. Its sad to come to this awakening and unfortunate to acquire this perspective later in life.

    I have a core belief, “I Don’t”.

  6. Anonymous says:

    So tell me now, just exactly how would Mr. Solzhenitsyn know this?

    “And even in the best of all hearts, there remains … an un-uprooted small corner of evil.”

  7. rrrr says:

    So tell me now, just exactly how would Mr. Solzhenitsyn know this?

    “And even in the best of all hearts, there remains … an un-uprooted small corner of evil.”

    So tell me now, just exactly how would Mr. Solzhenitsyn know this?

  8. Maranatha says:

    From 1941 onward, American women were encouraged to join the workforce. Why? As American men enlisted during WW2, it became crucial to maintain industry.

    From 1946-1990, America saw the greatest growth of the middle class and a paradigm shift from multigenerational housing to single family dwellings and most often in suburbs. This massively stimulated the economy and led to enormous consumerism. In fact, zombie films initially poked fun of these mindless idiots whose appetites could never be sated.

    What were the consequences of this? The US dollar was no longer backed by silver and gold at Ft. Knox,but floated and tied to nothing and became worthless currency. Meanwhile Nixon had opened the door to Chinese trade and subsequent globalists flooded the US markets with cheap goods made by slave labor. Then loans using fractional reserve lending massively increased electronic dollars which are 99% of the actual currency in circulation versus coins and printed dollars.

    Look at the math.

    A guy who was the sole breadwinner in 1990 working blue collar in industry might earn $35,000 and have great benefits. But an industrious male worker might earn $45,000 or even $55,000 due to overtime.

    Using official inflation statistics, today that $35,000 is equivalent to $66,000.

    And yet, the median household income in America is $55,000! That’s right, two people cohabitating earn LESS that a single guy would have earned in 1990 adjusted dollars!

    This is why Obama and George Bush and Clinton and George Bush senior destroyed America!

    Free Trade, Globalism, Fractional reserve lending, deficit spending, massive increases to the government workforce, Obamacare, and Feminism all have destroyed the middle class.

    99% of people reading what I wrote will go right back to sleep YET, these are the fundamental reasons Americans are being destroyed by the globalists.

  9. A worse sin than lying is when someone creates an unreasonable and unfair system that promotes lying. People shouldn’t be required to comply with some reporting requirement that they feel is morally wrong.

  10. Sarcastic1 says:

    Well, that’s an interesting read. Claiming that everything is built on lies, without any evidence. Guess it’s just a case of ‘believe whatever you WANT to believe.’ It’s funny, anyone educated in economics knows that our monetary system is NOT a “lie.” Just because it isn’t direct gold backed, doesn’t mean it’s a lie. Money always HAS had the value that people ACCEPT it as having. Our system is just a different setup that results in the valuation of our particular bits of paper. Plus, the US system is by FAR not the only monetary system setup this way- most of them are. Bottom line, everything is interlinked economically now. So something that affects any of the big players in a very negative way will be felt by the others. Europe would affect us. The US economy taking a dive would REALLY impact the rest of the world, mostly because of how much we buy and also produce in the world economy.

    Just enough with all the emotional, alarmist only exercises, ok? Yep, things will probably get bad in the future. It’s a cycle and it has happened throughout history. It will happen again.

    All this has happened before and it will happen again.

  11. Fritz says:

    RP had it right.

 

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