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20 Things That You Must Believe In Order To Convince Yourself That Everything Is Going To Turn Out Okay Somehow

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.

Despite everything that we have already been through in 2020, the dominant narrative in our society right now is that everything is going to be just fine once we get past our temporary problems.  So many people that I hear from can’t understand why I am so “negative” about the future because they are completely convinced that really great days are just around the corner.

As odd as this may sound, we are seeing this sort of wild optimism among both Democrats and Republicans, Christians and atheists, capitalists and communists.  Of course, about half the country will have their optimistic hopes for the future brutally crushed by the results of the upcoming election, but we aren’t there yet.  For now, both sides are absolutely convinced that they are going to win, and both sides are envisioning a wonderful new era for our nation in which their values reign triumphant.

If only things were that easy.

The truth is that many of our largest problems have been steadily growing for decades, and they aren’t going to magically disappear just because a particular candidate wins an election.  Our debt levels are absolutely exploding, our economy has plunged into a depression, there is widespread civil unrest in our streets, our nation is more divided than it has ever been in my entire lifetime, and our society is literally coming apart at the seams as just about every form of evil that you can possibly imagine is growing rapidly all around us.

But there are a whole lot of people out there that want to stick their heads in the sand and pretend that everything is going to be just fine.

If you would like to be just like them, the following are 20 things that you must believe in order to convince yourself that everything is going to turn out okay somehow…

#1 “Being 27 trillion dollars in debt is not a problem.  We can go into as much debt as we want, and future generations of Americans won’t mind at all that we are dumping all of our bills on them.”

#2 “The fact that the Federal Reserve creates trillions of dollars out of thin air whenever a major crisis erupts doesn’t really matter.  We can debase the reserve currency of the world as much as we want and the rest of the globe will continue to use it and the inflation rate in this country will never get out of control.”

#3 “Antifa is just an idea, and all of the rioting, looting, and violence will somehow magically come to an end after the upcoming election.”

#4 “When I see people smashing windows, setting buildings on fire and shooting at police officers, I just remember to remind myself that those are really just peaceful protesters.”

#5 “It is perfectly okay that a former intern for Joe Biden will moderate the next presidential debate.  He has promised that he will be perfectly neutral, and I believe him.”

#6 “Kamala Harris will never become president if Joe Biden wins the election because Joe Biden is so strong and vigorous that he could easily make it through two terms.”

#7 “The Democrats would never pack the Supreme Court because Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are way too decent to ever allow that to happen.”

#8 “Once the election is over, the big social media companies will give us our freedom of speech back because that is the right thing to do.”

#9 “It makes perfect sense that the stock market has soared to record highs while the real economy has plunged into a horrifying depression.  This isn’t a bubble, and stock prices will just keep going up indefinitely.”

#10 “It is perfectly okay that 40 percent of U.S. children are being born outside of marriage.  America can certainly prosper without strong marriages and strong families because so many other great civilizations have shown that it can be done.”

#11 “Even though study after study has shown that antibodies fade very rapidly and that any immunity is very short-lived, a vaccine will save us from this pandemic.”

#12 “Once this virus has been eradicated, they won’t make us wear masks anymore, and they certainly wouldn’t try to force people to take vaccines if they don’t want them.”

#13 “Now that everyone has seen how much chaos this pandemic has caused, evil people would never purposely release more deadly viruses because they wouldn’t want to kick us while we are down.”

#14 “There is no need to worry that our relationships with Russia and China have gone down the tubes because our military is so strong that nobody would ever dare getting into a military conflict with us.”

#15 “Even though the head of the UN World Food Program is warning that there will be famines of ‘biblical proportions’, I am sure that any food shortages are just temporary and everyone in the world will have plenty of food to eat in 2021 and beyond.”

#16 “More than 60 million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits this year, but most of those jobs will quickly come back, and we are on the verge of the greatest era of economic prosperity in U.S. history.”

#17 “The rapid rise in crime rates in cities all over the nation is just temporary.  I am sure that things will go back to normal in 2021.”

#18 “We can ignore the hundreds of earthquakes that are shaking the west coast, because ‘the Big One’ probably won’t happen for thousands of years.”

#19 “The fact that tens of millions of Americans will be mailing in their ballots won’t cause any issues at all.  All of the ballots will be counted quickly, efficiently, and accurately, and the American people will remain perfectly calm while we wait for days or even weeks to find out the winner of the presidential election.”

#20 “Even though more than 60 million children have already been aborted, and even though every form of evil that you can possibly imagine is exploding all around us, there will never be any serious consequences for our actions and the greatest days for America are still ahead of us even though we completely refuse to change our ways.”

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ARMED MILITIAS: Severe Madness – MARKETS AREN’T READY!

This article was contributed by Lior Gantz of The Wealth Research Group. 

We believe that most market participants have just not realized HOW PROBLEMATIC the current situation really is. The global economy will prevail and resume growing and creating wealth, but that’s like saying that a climber will reach the summit of Mount Everest since he’s capable of doing so, even though he PRESENTLY has a BROKEN LEG and a cast on it.

If this climber — who has clearly proven his potential in the past by already reaching this peak — is getting the proper care, then it’s worth betting that he’ll recover and ascend to the pinnacle of his sport once more. BETWEEN NOW AND THEN, though, is it worth risking it all on his recovery, as if no delays and no challenges stand in the way?

America is internally DIVIDED on issues that, at least in my lifetime, haven’t surfaced since they’re so fundamental that they weren’t ever up for debate. Today, even the country’s founding fathers are cause for strife. America is FIGHTING DOMESTIC DEMONS, and though it has prevailed each and every time in the past, it has not been a SMOOTH RIDE.

The point is that there are more MINE FIELDS than lush meadows in the near-term, which is beneficial for GOLD PRICES.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

Look at these countries and understand that what REALLY MATTERS is not whether or not we ENACT QUARANTINES, but (1) how early we did so (as in the case of Japan, which also happens to be an island); (2) how disciplined the population is in following the basic mask-wearing indoors and hand-washing guidelines; and (3) how ready the healthcare system is since the government wants to be confident that hospitals won’t be overwhelmed.

Beyond any SHADOW OF A DOUBT, this virus is so much less lethal than was presumed in March, but discounting it entirely as an equivalent of the flu is WRONG AS WELL.

People have died, are dying, and will continue to die. We just HAVE TO ACCEPT that, adapt to it, learn the new RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, and get busy living our best lives.

The upcoming presidential election carries a lot of weight on the fate of the economic machine in America and worldwide. We do not have CAPITALISM and FREE MARKETS anymore in their pure sense of the word. Markets have morphed and it would be naïve, fatal, and inefficient to assume we’re going back to the GOOD OL’ DAYS.

Look at America dead in the eye; it is not this LIBERTY-FIRST constitutional republic that the founding fathers envisioned.

Yes, those types of people who believe in red-blooded America are still around, but they are the minority. They don’t call the shots and they don’t hold positions of power.

America’s enemy is FROM WITHIN. What gives it strength are the common values that its citizens share in the core ideas of free enterprise and the pursuit of happiness, but if those ARE NEGLECTED or ridiculed, what is America?

Therefore, the danger is that what separates the various factions of society is greater than what binds them.

Armed militias on the streets of Georgia, for example, are a clear sign that something is TERRIBLY WRONG.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

The world is MISTAKENLY BEEN LOOKING at America as a giant corporation instead of as a country.

What the global players in the financial scene give no CONSIDERATION TO is how much distress the REAL AMERICA is in.

The gravity of having so many voters feel like BOTH CANDIDATES don’t appeal to them is not all that rare, but we now have a situation in which many voters LITERALLY HATE the candidates. That, IN CONTRAST, is rare.

What’s next, then? Reducing taxes had a HUGE IMPACT on corporate earnings and we know Democrats are openly against this and will REVERSE TAXES in the U.S., which will hurt profits.

There’s a FINE BALANCE between how much the government can finance WITH DEFICITS and how much sustainable growth there is.

I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw the rise of a third party, apart from Democrats and Republicans, since there’s clearly a demand for it.

America is torn. If you believe that it can pull through without any issues, go LONG on stocks, but if you feel it’s an UPHILL BATTLE, look at gold.

 

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ARMED MILITIAS: Severe Madness – MARKETS AREN’T READY!

This article was contributed by Lior Gantz of The Wealth Research Group. 

We believe that most market participants have just not realized HOW PROBLEMATIC the current situation really is. The global economy will prevail and resume growing and creating wealth, but that’s like saying that a climber will reach the summit of Mount Everest since he’s capable of doing so, even though he PRESENTLY has a BROKEN LEG and a cast on it.

If this climber — who has clearly proven his potential in the past by already reaching this peak — is getting the proper care, then it’s worth betting that he’ll recover and ascend to the pinnacle of his sport once more. BETWEEN NOW AND THEN, though, is it worth risking it all on his recovery, as if no delays and no challenges stand in the way?

America is internally DIVIDED on issues that, at least in my lifetime, haven’t surfaced since they’re so fundamental that they weren’t ever up for debate. Today, even the country’s founding fathers are cause for strife. America is FIGHTING DOMESTIC DEMONS, and though it has prevailed each and every time in the past, it has not been a SMOOTH RIDE.

The point is that there are more MINE FIELDS than lush meadows in the near-term, which is beneficial for GOLD PRICES.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

Look at these countries and understand that what REALLY MATTERS is not whether or not we ENACT QUARANTINES, but (1) how early we did so (as in the case of Japan, which also happens to be an island); (2) how disciplined the population is in following the basic mask-wearing indoors and hand-washing guidelines; and (3) how ready the healthcare system is since the government wants to be confident that hospitals won’t be overwhelmed.

Beyond any SHADOW OF A DOUBT, this virus is so much less lethal than was presumed in March, but discounting it entirely as an equivalent of the flu is WRONG AS WELL.

People have died, are dying, and will continue to die. We just HAVE TO ACCEPT that, adapt to it, learn the new RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, and get busy living our best lives.

The upcoming presidential election carries a lot of weight on the fate of the economic machine in America and worldwide. We do not have CAPITALISM and FREE MARKETS anymore in their pure sense of the word. Markets have morphed and it would be naïve, fatal, and inefficient to assume we’re going back to the GOOD OL’ DAYS.

Look at America dead in the eye; it is not this LIBERTY-FIRST constitutional republic that the founding fathers envisioned.

Yes, those types of people who believe in red-blooded America are still around, but they are the minority. They don’t call the shots and they don’t hold positions of power.

America’s enemy is FROM WITHIN. What gives it strength are the common values that its citizens share in the core ideas of free enterprise and the pursuit of happiness, but if those ARE NEGLECTED or ridiculed, what is America?

Therefore, the danger is that what separates the various factions of society is greater than what binds them.

Armed militias on the streets of Georgia, for example, are a clear sign that something is TERRIBLY WRONG.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

The world is MISTAKENLY BEEN LOOKING at America as a giant corporation instead of as a country.

What the global players in the financial scene give no CONSIDERATION TO is how much distress the REAL AMERICA is in.

The gravity of having so many voters feel like BOTH CANDIDATES don’t appeal to them is not all that rare, but we now have a situation in which many voters LITERALLY HATE the candidates. That, IN CONTRAST, is rare.

What’s next, then? Reducing taxes had a HUGE IMPACT on corporate earnings and we know Democrats are openly against this and will REVERSE TAXES in the U.S., which will hurt profits.

There’s a FINE BALANCE between how much the government can finance WITH DEFICITS and how much sustainable growth there is.

I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw the rise of a third party, apart from Democrats and Republicans, since there’s clearly a demand for it.

America is torn. If you believe that it can pull through without any issues, go LONG on stocks, but if you feel it’s an UPHILL BATTLE, look at gold.

 

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TAKING FLIGHT: Gold Stocks Taking Off – BRACE FOR MUCH MORE!

This article was contributed by Lior Gantz of The Wealth Research Group. 

It took them long enough… junior mining shares, the most VOLATILE, riskiest, and most UNPREDICTABLE of all equities ARE ON FIRE!

Small-cap mining companies have had to endure HELL ON EARTH since 2011. The sector has had a VOLCANIC ERUPTION in the first eight months of 2016, but aside from that, it has been a horrible way of deploying funds for many years.

NO MORE, though, as we’re seeing a CLEAR and UNMISTAKABLE breakout to the upside!

There are many reasons for that, but the most important one is that all of the so-called mining companies that AREN’T DOING any mining are basically leveraged options on the health of the major-cap and mid-tier producers and those mega-cap ones are SUPER-HEALTHY.

When the world’s producers of gold are GENERATING ALPHA, which is another way of saying OUTSIZED RETURNS compared with S&P 500 companies, the exploration-stage stocks, development-stage stocks, and all the other NON-PRODUCERS are suddenly VALUABLE CORPORATIONS since they hold the future of assets for the industry.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

The question is not WHETHER OR NOT gold is a MUST-OWN asset as a replacement for holding cash and government bonds because the answer is clearly a YES, but whether or not JUNIOR GOLD companies are about to GET DESTROYED since the only way they rise in price is if bigger companies are CASHED-UP to buy their projects or they’ve got enough guts and backing to take an asset into production themselves.

We seem to be at a point where the answer to that question is NO. In other words, of the thousands of management teams in the world who own projects that are either early-stage or right before production, there are those 20-30 companies whose projects could truly BE DEVELOPED into operating mines. Therefore, with rising gold prices and LESS FAVORABLE conditions for traditional industries, the juniors don’t look like VALUE DESTROYERS like they have been for a few years. They’re LOOKING GREAT!

As a group represented by the GDXJ, they’re in a clear UPTREND.

On a case by case basis, you have an even BIGGER CHANCE of being part of some MASSIVE WEALTH CREATION!

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

As you can see, the BIG MONEY, represented by computer trading algorithms, has not been ACCUMULATING GOLD in 2020.

I see the big money coming back into gold as a hedge for the RETURN TO EQUITIES, a strategy that will propel gold’s price to $1,800/ounce, PROBABLY BEFORE the election comes around.

Think about this:

Gold’s price is on the rise and it is OUTPERFORMING equities (S&P 500 index).

Some projects that weren’t economical before are now profitable.

Gold’s biggest producers are feeling confident about making acquisitions.

Inflation is SUPER-LOW and it virtually only has one way to go.

The dollar had just had its BEST FEW MONTHS since 2009 and is poised to weaken dramatically.

EXCLUSIVE REPORTS, Featured In This Article and in Others, Which Are Considered ESSENTIAL READING:
1. Gold Investing – DOWNLOAD HERE!
2. Trump’s War with Mainstream Media – DOWNLOAD HERE!
3. Covid-19 Round2 Sell-Off Playbook – DOWNLOAD HERE!
4. Why The Dollar Is Dead – DOWNLOAD HERE!
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FATAL KRYPTONITE: Dollar Finished, Savers Crushed – GOLD DELIVERS!

This article was contributed by James Davis with Future Money Trends.


Goldman Sachs actually told its high-net-worth clients that it is a perfect time to EXPLOIT MADNESS exhibited by part-time retail investors and to CRUSH THEM. I’ve seen some REMARKABLE TESTIMONIES on how the average person decides on which stocks to buy and why.

One thing that really SUNK HOME the point of just how wild things have gotten is shown by a survey conducted with people who normally bet on sporting events. They say they have been buying stocks AS A REPLACEMENT, out of boredom.

The second SHOCKING STUDY has proved there’s a correlation between day trading and social media chat rooms about gambling.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

You can clearly see the correlation between the Great Depression ending, real wealth creation and prosperity spreading when America produced real products in the 1940s–1970s, and the REVERSAL IN THESE TRENDS when globalists HIJACKED the opportunity from the middle class and incentivized Special Opportunity Zones in China to GAIN MOMENTUM at the expense of many UNSUSPECTING PEOPLE!

Between 1937 and 1982, America’s middle class boomed and capitalism included many more people. That totally changed in 1982 and has intensified until present day.

Big trends either EAT YOU WHOLE or change your life FOR GOOD. In the case of globalization and outsourcing, the trend ate up workers and gave shareholders and executives an INCOME BOOM.

The most destructive UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE of the income and wealth gap is ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Because tuition is so expensive, the chance that low-income demographics have to become doctors or medical professionals (which are America’s HIGHEST EARNERS as employees) or to assume major roles in Silicon Valley and tech, ARE SUPER LOW.

This perpetuates the gap, ushers NEW WINDS of populism into politics, and INSTIGATES SOCIAL UNREST. When you believe you have no chance of ever becoming FINANCIALLY SOLVENT and that debt will follow you around for the rest of your life, it sometimes leads to INVESTMENT INDIFFERENCE. One loses respect for money and gambles with it, whether on sporting events, Las Vegas, card games, or through Wall Street. You become angry over the topic of money and its fairness and distribution.

It’s unfortunate, but I can empathize with them since it is DEPRESSING to feel stuck!

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

You can really see how the income for the top 1% WENT EXPONENTIAL in the mid-1980s.

The great equity BULL MARKET started in 1982, and that has led to this surge in income growth for the elite.

The majority of Americans is not BENEFITING FROM the growth of their corporations since the ownership is concentrated in high-net-worth individuals.

The fatal kryptonite of the masses is their LACK OF CONNECTION with the growing industries in America that require SPECIALIZED SKILLS, the type that the poor can’t even begin to imagine how to acquire!

The cheap labor pool offered by other countries around the world makes it so that America is too expensive to go back to being a leading manufacturing hub, but also too untrained to include more households in the tech boom.

This great drama will drive politics, society, and industry to find solutions, but YOU CAN’T wait for it to do so since life is too precious to leave to someone else.

You must work days and nights on DEVELOPING yourself, on educating yourself, and on improving your skills. Open the doors for yourself; there is NO OTHER WAY!

EXCLUSIVE REPORTS, Featured In This Article and in Others, Which Are Considered ESSENTIAL READING:
1. Gold Investing – DOWNLOAD HERE!
2. Trump’s War with Mainstream Media – DOWNLOAD HERE!
3. Covid-19 Round2 Sell-Off Playbook – DOWNLOAD HERE!
4. Why The Dollar Is Dead – DOWNLOAD HERE!
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FATAL KRYPTONITE: Dollar Finished, Savers Crushed – GOLD DELIVERS!

This article was contributed by James Davis with Future Money Trends.


Goldman Sachs actually told its high-net-worth clients that it is a perfect time to EXPLOIT MADNESS exhibited by part-time retail investors and to CRUSH THEM. I’ve seen some REMARKABLE TESTIMONIES on how the average person decides on which stocks to buy and why.

One thing that really SUNK HOME the point of just how wild things have gotten is shown by a survey conducted with people who normally bet on sporting events. They say they have been buying stocks AS A REPLACEMENT, out of boredom.

The second SHOCKING STUDY has proved there’s a correlation between day trading and social media chat rooms about gambling.

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

You can clearly see the correlation between the Great Depression ending, real wealth creation and prosperity spreading when America produced real products in the 1940s–1970s, and the REVERSAL IN THESE TRENDS when globalists HIJACKED the opportunity from the middle class and incentivized Special Opportunity Zones in China to GAIN MOMENTUM at the expense of many UNSUSPECTING PEOPLE!

Between 1937 and 1982, America’s middle class boomed and capitalism included many more people. That totally changed in 1982 and has intensified until present day.

Big trends either EAT YOU WHOLE or change your life FOR GOOD. In the case of globalization and outsourcing, the trend ate up workers and gave shareholders and executives an INCOME BOOM.

The most destructive UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE of the income and wealth gap is ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Because tuition is so expensive, the chance that low-income demographics have to become doctors or medical professionals (which are America’s HIGHEST EARNERS as employees) or to assume major roles in Silicon Valley and tech, ARE SUPER LOW.

This perpetuates the gap, ushers NEW WINDS of populism into politics, and INSTIGATES SOCIAL UNREST. When you believe you have no chance of ever becoming FINANCIALLY SOLVENT and that debt will follow you around for the rest of your life, it sometimes leads to INVESTMENT INDIFFERENCE. One loses respect for money and gambles with it, whether on sporting events, Las Vegas, card games, or through Wall Street. You become angry over the topic of money and its fairness and distribution.

It’s unfortunate, but I can empathize with them since it is DEPRESSING to feel stuck!

Courtesy: Zerohedge.com

You can really see how the income for the top 1% WENT EXPONENTIAL in the mid-1980s.

The great equity BULL MARKET started in 1982, and that has led to this surge in income growth for the elite.

The majority of Americans is not BENEFITING FROM the growth of their corporations since the ownership is concentrated in high-net-worth individuals.

The fatal kryptonite of the masses is their LACK OF CONNECTION with the growing industries in America that require SPECIALIZED SKILLS, the type that the poor can’t even begin to imagine how to acquire!

The cheap labor pool offered by other countries around the world makes it so that America is too expensive to go back to being a leading manufacturing hub, but also too untrained to include more households in the tech boom.

This great drama will drive politics, society, and industry to find solutions, but YOU CAN’T wait for it to do so since life is too precious to leave to someone else.

You must work days and nights on DEVELOPING yourself, on educating yourself, and on improving your skills. Open the doors for yourself; there is NO OTHER WAY!

EXCLUSIVE REPORTS, Featured In This Article and in Others, Which Are Considered ESSENTIAL READING:
1. Gold Investing – DOWNLOAD HERE!
2. Trump’s War with Mainstream Media – DOWNLOAD HERE!
3. Covid-19 Round2 Sell-Off Playbook – DOWNLOAD HERE!
4. Why The Dollar Is Dead – DOWNLOAD HERE!
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