Trump offers leadership, then sells the masses..., by Argentus Maximus

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Sun, May 17, 2020 - 7:32pm

This post originally appeared in the free forums of TFMR (https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/forum/9694/plotting-course-zeitgeist). Many thanks to longtime contributor, Argentus Maximus, for all his efforts to keep the site interesting.

Trump offers leadership, then sells the masses...,

by Argentus Maximus

Trump offers leadership, then sells the masses ... on their tab for future tax .... exactly what they want. He knows full well that the thing they want was put into their heads, by somebody else deliberately, and he even tells the masses this every time.

Then if they still want it after his warning and explanation, he gives it to them in a practical way.

It's quite straightforward when you look for it.

"We don't need to bomb anyone."

"Ok You want me to bomb someone? Did the fake news tell you that? You know it fake news, right? You really want I give you this thing?"

"Fair enough. I'll let my colleagues know to clear their people out so we do the thing but do not do anything more serious inadvertently. And you can pay for the obsolete cruise missiles we will replace afterwards with shiny new ones."

Masses happy.

Fremenies happy or not at all out war.

Military industrial complex happy.

Army/Navy happy.

Fake news happy since they delivered the new biz to payers behing the curtain.

Even taxpayers happy, since they are too dumb to rein in their loony demanding taxpayer colleagues and neighbours who demand this expensive useless action.

... time goes by ....

"So does anybody believe this (COVID) data? Oh you all do. Really? OK .... You remember they are fake news still? No? OK .... Just reminding you for your own good. Now. After I told you its stupid, what do you still demand I do for you to earn your vote? (You'll pay for it, that's understood, right?) "

"You need a Gatesean-Vaccine czar? You sure about that? It might hurt you yourself you know. OK ..... You still want one of those chemical dictators ordering you around? I'll see to it then .... you agree to pay the costs again, right? ..... I'll get to it so. "

Don't expect this to climax, or peak, or end, until after the masses have endured enough personal pain and anguish and realized they did it to themselves. And even after that it will take time for the slow ones TO CHANGE WHAT THEY WANT.

The boomers are shuffling off the stage.

They were the epitomy of TV-programmed automatons, since TV was new for their generation and potent on their minds.

The boomers were complete suckers for the marketing mind control. They were young and impressionable. They bought into the american dream, the imaginary paradise of success, they whole nine yards of utter BS. They spent. And spent. So much consumerist crap was required to sate their demands, that production moved to other continents to fill the demand. New powers were created on the money flow.

The boomers created and built consumerist society just as they had been (covertly and subliminally) instructed by their masters of marketing. They lived their lives out measuring success today by the new bauble the people next door had bought yesterday, that they didn't have.

So boomers in their millions climbed onto their hamster wheel to earn, steal, or grab what money they needed to pay for the trinkets of success that the man next door or the ad on TV dangled in front of their jealous eyes.

Today TV is less potent on some generations than others. Consumerism is faltering, maybe failing completely.

The boomers are going away,one by one. Losing voter control. And not coincidentally, their pensions and savings are being stolen right in front of their eyes by a plethora of thieves. Banks with negative interest rates take their money. Markets have collapsed downwards, at the time they want to sell and cash out of that stock portfolio, or holding. Taxes are rising by license and regulator fees to producers embedded within every price.

And the following generations after the boomers are to a certain degree anti consumerist. Hardened against mainstream lifestyle propaganda, to a certain degree. Those following generations, in their millions are more aesthetic, less wanting of baubles, possibly due to being less wealthy or well paid compared to prices and tax levels.

The following generations matured and markets went sideways for decades. From 2000 the stock market topped and went sideways for a decade. Money printing and wash trading by central banks created the illusion of a breakout, but the money flow required became exponentially large. They invented a new word for this money printing, called Quantitative Easing. But really, it was boomer industry support for car manufacture, financial sector, and other big employer lobby corporates.

Now this is wobbling and in need of further support. More QE won't do it. People must be made to spend what they have. Especially if they don't have it and they are incited to borrow. Loans are the finance sector's main product and Wall St bailouts will be reduced if the fools/people can be ... encouraged ... nudged is the new word... particularly well.

Along comes individualized personal marketing via AI character trait exploitation and personal small screen devices. Minds can be entrained via bespoke (personalized) news (poropaganda) delivery now.

- First weld the individuals into a team, to suppress individual critical thought.

- Then direct the less intelligent young crowd towards creating and supporting whatever will sustain the underfunded structures that used to live off stupid boomers.

- Then let the trained (fools/people) mad dogs loose to bite their more sensible colleagues among the populace and bring them inline with .... plans.

- Then make out like bandits for another fifty years or until they run out of earning/loan repaying power. And repeat at that time if required.

Donald may say: It's fake, you remember that? You really want me to borrow trillions for this thing? You don't have money to buy a house, or any savings due to negative interest rates, but you want this? Absolutely sure? OK .... if you really say so ....

Donald is the enemy of of the media, who are the ones paid to deliver the nudging/propaganda/marketing. Whatever you want to call their mind control information. He actually warns the masses. That's not supposed to be the way it goes!

Donald can be identified as talking to a growing middle ground people within the masses. This group is more cynical. more anti consumerist. More anti (programmed) lifestyle. They are more propaganda resistance. It's not good those people exist, or can be allowed to speak in public. They are a silent resistance.

Some don't go to blockbuster movies, with hidden subtexts to bend their beliefs. They don't pay for their propagandistic indoctrination!

This stuff costs money! The movie industry is losing money! Like the legacy (corrupted) media. Actions to combat these losses of control must be taken against the middle people, and their communications channels. The system requires it.

Some of these measures may look bizarre, but it's absolutely necessary to shut the sensible voices up.

And thus we see "business" decisions and "news" like these:

CNN Caught Lying AGAIN??! Claim People NEED Vaccine But Even Fauci Is Now Saying It Might Not Work

Tyrant Governor Whitmer Calls Protests There "Racist"

Twitch Hires Anti-Male "Trust & Safety Council" Member..

This analysis is revealing:

Facebook Launches Hateful Memes Challenge With a $100k Prize to Build an AI That Detects Spicy Mem..

And so is this analysis:

Its Unlikely google is rolling back diversity and inclusion to "please conservatives"

Ask yourself honestly. Would you have caught this nuance?

Once you see it, if you are not crowd immersed and peer proximity controlled, it seems obvious.

Now here's the thing. Are you scared to pass the message on? Afraid the other person might be "other"? Want to keep quiet? If so, and I am not judging, how can the new middle crowd grow and oppose the gullible masses?

Is there a conclusion here? Is there a prediction available, based upon interpretation, honestly, of the power of self when talking to near friends and associates? Because, in a strange way, when we bet on the market, we bet on power of self, or lack of that power.

Because, in this, once again, every part is connected to the other.

Good people are fearful (with reason) even while winning:

VICE Announces 155 Layoffs As Downward Spiral Continues, I have a HUGE Announcement Related

BRITISH MEDIA SING A DIRGE FOR BUZZFEED UK

In a world where information is so filtered, so controlled, winning is less obvious than it should be.

However, winning battles is only a part of winning wars. Even wars of the dominating culture.

And so it goes. Round and round and nobody stops it.

Even when Trump say it loud and clear.

--argentus maximus

Rhythm and Price http://www.greenhobbymodel.com/rhythmnprice.html

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lakedweller2
May 18, 2020 - 9:04am

How About That Leadership

Now who could cause a smash of gold on a Monday morning following a Powell TV appearance?

procog
May 18, 2020 - 8:52am

Management was job.

Was Treasurer/VP Finance for small manufacturing supplier to Sears in 80's. What Mickey said was so true. Spot on.

Was lucky on timing for '87 crash. The 3 "Old Boys," in late '80s loved me.

Feels very different today......markers are screaming.

Ben Stackin
May 18, 2020 - 8:32am
Mickey
May 18, 2020 - 8:27am

that was remarkable to watch

Beginning with the Comex pre-open at 7:00 CT, over the next 22 minutes and through the Comex open, they got CDG all the way back down to UNCH.

This chart gives you a better feel for the magnitude of the event.

Mickey
May 18, 2020 - 8:22am

anybody surprised at the beat down

all night gold held steady-now a selloff giving up 1/2 the gains

they are having more of a problem getting silver to behave they way they need it to

Mickeyboomer sooner
May 18, 2020 - 7:58am

Boomer-its more than bankers

I was treasurer of a company with $750 million in sales back 25 years ago.

as time went by we started hiring some younger MBA's as controllers in subsidiaries, and the outside board also became younger. (Argentus refers to the boomers getting older in his post).

At the same time the 2nd generation of owners bowed out and the younger kids, my age, became top dogs.

The 2 top dogs heard over and over again from the new MBA;s and New board that they should "lever up" and go for expansion.

Why, and the answer of course was our Phantom Stock would go nuts and the rest of the non ownership team, younger than me, went nuts and tried to have me canned.

It came down to a battle in the owners conference room. When the guys that actually owned the company gave the new people a choice, that I was staying and they had to live with that and we would not leverage up the company.

It further pissed them off when the owners, after we lost $15 million on a shitty investment, put in a policy that new projects over a certain $ amount had to be passed through me.

One of the owners, he was 75 then, my age now, came into my office back then, smiling saying to me "you were the only one pessimistic on that deal and you were not pessimestic enough ; you should have pushed us all further".

We both knew what he was saying,(I was the only one disenting, and I did the DD) but what I am saying it was a generational thing. I was older and understood what the older guys wanted. Do not put our business at risk using leverage. The two oldest guys were products of the depression. The younger guys were not and did not understand that at all.

fast forward to today and Bankers and MBA's and all the financial engineering going on. This includes schmucks like Mnuchin who are a product of the leveraged OPM (other peoples money) generation.

Everything is fine----till it's not and them its a disaster -Boeing, Netflix, Amazon, Real Estate, in almost every deal. REITS are levered up 5:1--what happens when the mall is 60% occupied and the balloon payment is due

Its why this country is screwed. And it is why the Fed is "mainlining" help to the hedge funds to save time if they are about to go TU, and not get a repeat of the 1998 fund that went TU. (that fund was run by a bunch of Northwestern U MBAS who thought they knew everything from equations. That's the one where Ricketts was appointed atty to clean it up).

canary
May 18, 2020 - 7:48am
canarylakedweller2
May 18, 2020 - 7:37am

@Lakedweller (no second choice)....I'm optimistic

When our universe ends expansion and starts shrinking...everything may come back to live in the inverse form...from being old to young...gold from infinity to zero...and silver from the Moon back to the Earth.

Sorry...I enjoy being silly this morning.

boomer sooner
May 18, 2020 - 12:35am

Bankrupt

Saw a tweet about a restaurant business going TU. It said 33 years of business, but, 50 locations in 5 states. Now, how levered was this sucker? Until the bankers started in, asking "don't you want to grow", I'd bet this biz had 5-10 locations making good money, good employees, loyal patrons. Probably a bank account with 3-6 mos operating expense put back. Today, tits up for the leverage of one day becoming a billionaire bakery chain extrodinaire.

My bet is this is just the beginning. Many more of these small chains are going bye bye. The fearful will not go into public and the rest of us are not the majority of the patrons to keep these places alive.

We have a new strip shopping area, 50-70 shops, that is still being built out. Rents are rediculous. Mom and pop stores are not there, only a few big box and the small leveraged honeys. Main Street is dieing, a freaking huge Goodwill a block from downtown in an old Homeland food store, painted like a psychedelics wet dream. They are updating the old downtown to look like the 50's, but driving from the interstate to downtown needs blinders for 2/3 of the mile and a half.

Shit's gonna get real in a few months. Today they're all hoping for the ruturn to normal. Too many of my customers will not venture out without a cough cage, sucking in their CO2 and killing them softly wit the siren.

Killing Me Softly With His Song | Roberta Flack | Lyrics ☾☀
Loblolly Pine
May 17, 2020 - 11:15pm

Barometer check

With exception of Russell 2000, Silver currently up a triple (~) vs. the propagated equity indices.

(Barometer check, is all.)

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