Cycles, Mindsets, Where Some Mindsets Come From, Reaction to Shock

Understanding of cycles demands a detached, non-emotional point from which "things" are observed. Often there must also be a moment of introspection, looking for gut reaction, a triggered response. You see that triggered response might just transfer your money, via bad investments, into the hands of another. So the introspection must be honest in self examination. After a while you start to feel your strings being tugged by ... something or someone somewhere.

You do not want to play their game by their rules on their turf.

No way - if you wish to retain your money and financial freedom.

So this week we have something happening. A cycle arrives, and nobody here knows precisely what that means, but you know it arrived because I let you know of this.

And about the same time, among the usual cluster of cycle synchronized events - a terrorist disaster happens in France.

So there is a choice. You can react like this:

or decide to not react yet, and before reacting, learn a little more about this:

If you are not presently of time to watch the second video, I suggest watching the top link, that's the reflexive reaction - the triggered response which takes just 5 minutes. You'll get the point by half way.

Then instead of the 2nd video, learn about THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein. Summary of the book HERE.

Here is the associated website :

Of course, when I tried to go to the above link I got a warning screen about the safety of visiting this website. Always a good sign if you have a curious enquiring mind. But I went there anyway and my computer didn't explode or die, and then I got to read stuff like this:

Exposing the thinking, the money trail and the puppet strings behind the world-changing crises and wars of the last four decades, The Shock Doctrine is the gripping story of how America’s “free market” policies have come to dominate the world-- through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.

At the most chaotic juncture in Iraq’s civil war, a new law is unveiled that would allow Shell and BP to claim the country’s vast oil reserves…. Immediately following September 11, the Bush Administration quietly out-sources the running of the “War on Terror” to Halliburton and Blackwater…. After a tsunami wipes out the coasts of Southeast Asia, the pristine beaches are auctioned off to tourist resorts.... New Orleans’s residents, scattered from Hurricane Katrina, discover that their public housing, hospitals and schools will never be reopened…....

These events are examples of “the shock doctrine”: using the public’s disorientation following massive collective shocks – wars, terrorist attacks, or natural disasters -- to achieve control by imposing economic shock therapy......

The book traces its origins back fifty years, to the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman, which produced many of the leading neo-conservative and neo-liberal thinkers whose influence is still profound in Washington today. New, surprising connections are drawn between economic policy, “shock and awe” warfare and covert CIA-funded experiments in electroshock and sensory deprivation in the 1950s, research that helped write the torture manuals used today in Guantanamo Bay.......

Most interesting.

... (An aside point : That warning screen ... how ... why ... who was named in the webpage again?) ...

So how detached are you when you experience shock and disaster? Can you be led? No?  "No!"  Ok then: Do you react contrary to the direction of being lead and oppose-fight the first motivation? If either is true, you have just been recruited by someone, something. Now you are a puppet. A tool of one of two "sides" in their nasty game. You are "their asset" acting independently, but still doing "their" work. Your money, if you trade, is toast, you just don't know it yet.

Today I see news like these items:

Nice attack forces London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan to review ‘safety measures’

French Unity Cracks as Opposition Slams Nice Security Response

Did you know ...

... when a prisoner goes into shock, they go into regression, and a window opens. They may form a bond and place trust in their interrogator .....

...... Milton Friedman mentioned the phrase "economic shock" in letters to Pinochet .....

So what if a whole society is put into shock? Will they do or accept things they will regret later?  How many shocks are required if the society is resilient? How many shock and awe attacks will do the job? Will a spontaneous disaster, great fire, or other shock work as well? What is the purpose? Who will get what they want?

How can I avoid being played and trade the fresh bubble about to be created?

Wait ... what bubble? Well I mean the reaction taxation-spending bubble.

A despicable way to think? Really? Only if you just got emotional. If you are in the markets, there is no "right" side. It's go long or short or do nothing. You are evaluating, calculating, who will win, who will lose, and why, and what to do about that.

This is nothing new. Peace is a threat to certain ... investments ...

Be detached.

Let the fear go. While you are letting it go, identify where it come from. Who it came from.

Avoid falling for the "either with us or against us" tactic to eliminate opposition to the scheme. Cast aside the "you aren't courageous and brave" patriotic jingoistic recruitment tactic.  Those are cheap tricks intended to subvert the ignorant and bully their minds away from a middle way, a balanced and direct other response to the shock stimulus from those provided for discussion.

Now  you should see those who play you with that "fear reaction string" for who and what they really are.

When I am trading, I get excited, but that rings an inner alarm. When the inner alarm goes off I pull myself together, imagine I am a spider watching my web, and wait for the trade to come to me and catch itself. That a pretty unemotional attitude. It's necessary to make money trading. You need a totally independent attitude to trade.

Of course it would be better to not have the reaction. No rewarding bubble for the insiders. You need a resilient society for that. Evaluate the resilience of your society and be realistic, not emotive, in your trades. And try to show your friends how it works. Remember to be gentle with people. Reasonable and understated rather than pushy. As I try to be here. People need time to adjust their worldview.

And my deepest sympathy goes out to the victims and their families for this terrible atrocity in France.

Argentus Maximus


The author posts daily commentary on the gold and silver markets in the TFMR forum: The Setup For The Big Trade. More information about the author & his work can be found here: RhythmAndPrice The author advises that he trades and holds market positions in accordance with his own opinions.

EDIT: 16 July 2016. the Youtube video link to Naomi Klein speaking was replaced with another link of the same speech. The replacement link is a single continuous video, whereas the original was the first one of the same speech cut into ten video clips


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Thanks, AM


And again, everyone, there won't be a podcast this afternoon/evening. Will record and post in the morning, instead.

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Hope this helps fill the gap.

Hope this helps fill the gap. smiley

chocolatechiphorses's picture

Thanks Argentus Maximus

Very good article. 

Appreciate your work here at  TFMR.

Let the fear go!    smiley

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Corbettreport finds it too

Corbettreport finds it too easy to make the usual observations.

Suspension of constitutional rights in France suits who exactly?

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Military Coup: Turkish Armed Forces Say They Have Taken Control

... Of The Country

Erdogan appears to be getting a lesson in defying the Empire of Chaos ! This should teach him for apologizing to Russia.

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Sic semper tyrannis!!!!!



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Mindsets? Yes we have many!

There are many views and many have answers to our problems around the globe.  Will retaining "constitutional rights" fix the problems?   Will closing the borders to Muslims fix the ills of America?  If Mr. Trump is elected, will he close all mosques in America and make their demonic religion move back to the sands of the desert?   Will that help?  Will deporting the priestcraft, from the Muslim houses of planning in America, bring healing to our sin-sick nation?   Yes we here in the Local Church also have a view.  IT IS TOO LATE!     Our view is that things will continue to escalate into full tribulations from coast to coast.  We have not protected our shores for our 70 year period.  Our political correctness has destroyed the family, the divided steeple house denomination systems, our government, our financial systems, and the filth of Hollywood is the cherry on the whole cake. IT IS TOO LATE!

Do we think that those in France must have been more wicked than we here in America to have suffered such a continual fate?  Have we a view that those many Christians who have had their heads removed, all over the globe, by the demonic Muslims, were worse Christians than we?  Did we think that those degenerates in Florida deserved their fate because of their lifestyles and we are protected because of ours?   (I will stop my rant or .....................................)


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13 There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? 3 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”

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How much Gold does Turkey's Central Bank have

...or used to have.....

ReachWest's picture

Enjoyed that AM

Thanks for the article. It IS most assuredly a good thing to sit back and take stock before taking action. Calm, collected and reasoned - is always the approach - even in the face of 'black swan' events. Personally, I am not a fan of Naomi Klein. I particularly dislike her Climate alarmism stance. 

And - I see that a NATO country is now experiencing a military coup. Hmm. Good riddance to Erdogan, but I wonder what the real back story here is? US involvement? Russian involvement? The dynamics are changing rapidly.

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BREAKING NEWS: Turkey Coup What You Need To Know

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anyone believe there could be a connection of Erdogan's recent meeting/apology to Putin/Russia and this coup taking place?

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Bank Run starting in Turkey?

"I am in line with folks emptying ATMs in Turkey during a military coup attempt."

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Turkish Coup predicted by Jim Willie

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Joseph Warren's picture

Erdogan Apologized to the Russians . . .

for the shoot down of their pilot. He seemed to be taking steps to de-escalate potential conflict.  He likely saw he was in a losing position.

Maybe I'm just too much of a cynic. I have nothing to base it on. But, I wonder if there were some of his 'western allies' in the background at work helping the coup along.

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Putin book

Check out 'The War Against Putin' by MS King

You'll have determined for yourself if its balanced. At least it balances against the ton of over the top bias against him in the US press & media.

Joseph Warren's picture

Re: Correlation

opps - I didnt see that you already posted on that. Sorry for the repeat of that idea.

Green Lantern's picture

Interesting, the Naomi Klein

Interesting, the Naomi Klein video you linked was taken off with all the comments and several others by her.  Still others available until too many people start to watch them.   

rxman's picture

Wow @AM

Thanks for that epic rant video. Sums it up quite succinctly. Rxman

JQuest's picture

@ Erdogan Apologized to the Russians . . .


You've got it Joseph Warren !

Erdogan makes up with Russia and CIA didn't like it..

How many governments have the US/CIA toppled in the last 60 years?

To many to count!


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Naw, I think his own people wanted him out. That's why Russia just shrugged him off. The Russian sanctions decimated the Turkish economy along with his general corruption.

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The reason

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The slope is getting steeper

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There are far fewer young people,, far fewer couples setting up a household,,,FAR more old people spending down their savings. The boneheads in charge are trying to grow the economy while population and productivity are shrinking.
How about good jobs? "The present 12.3 million manufacturing jobs is the same # the US had as of July 1941 " Hambone's stuff: US Manufacturing Jobs Have Rebounded...Back to Pre-WWII Levels
VERY interesting article linking the Nikkei to the S&P 500 When Does The U.S. Stock Bubble Burst: The Best Hedge Fund Of 2016 Has A Surprising Answer | Zero Hedge
This model would assume the S&P would then trade somewhere between 1400 and 1600

The default rate in junk bonds is expected to hit 40%. That makes it numerically impossible to profit from the junk bond market. LOTS of people are piling in anyway. One Junk Bond Analyst's Catastrophic Forecast For What Is Coming
An EXCELLENT article on "time preference". The Path to the Final Crisis |
Japan is CLEARLY showing the world that there is no escape and no growth if population is falling. You can't fudge the numbers on credit and growth unless you have a rising population to mask the bad news.

"#19 Our government debt continues to spiral out of control. At this point it is sitting at a staggering total of $19,218,516,838,306.52, but when Barack Obama first entered the White House it was only 10.6 trillion dollars. That means that our government has been stealing an average of more than 100 million dollars an hour from future generations of Americans every single hour of every single day"
"#5 S&P 500 earnings have now fallen a total of 18.5 percent from their peak in late 2014.
#7 The average rating on U.S. corporate debt has fallen to “BB”, which is lower than it has been at any point since the last financial crisis."
"“not in the labor force” (93.9 million), that gives us a grand total of 102 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now"

"perhaps you should consider that the Federal Reserve also considers the government unemployment number to be so inaccurate that they secretly have been calculating the unemployment rate on their own…"

John Rubino has a good vid;

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Josh Tolley on Erdogan "Coup"

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@Joseph Warren - re 7:40pm post

Good idea Joe but I think that if this was "western allies" their MSM would have been ready and the (MSM) coverage would've been on the spot and the White House would not have been caught flat-footed.  No, this is not CIA - either spontaneous or Russia-sponsored.

Post post addendum:  It now seems that this might have been a CIA-induced attempted coup that has failed.  Russia is supporting Erdogan.


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