This was posted by Brandon Smith on his Alt-Market site earlier in the week. It was submitted to me by our Patriot brother in North. GA. Thanks much. Brandon offers a insightful (as always) look at where we stand today. Keep in mind, this is the guy who picked President Trump to win the election roughly one year out from the Nov 2016 election. As always, keep one foot grounded, take what you want and throw away the rest.
The reason why con games are often so effective is because victims of a con always believe themselves "far too smart" to fall for such a scheme. A con game uses people's intelligence (or assumption of intelligence) against them. Even after they find out they have been lied to and tricked, these same people sometimes never report the crime; their egos simply won't allow them to admit they were played.
Another powerful element of a con game is that it almost always offers people something they desperately want. An effective grifter or conman will identify the target's weak point; the thing they desire more than anything else, and then uses a fake version of that thing to get the mark to trade a treasure that is legitimately valuable. The conman finds something the victim want so bad the person would be willing to ignore all facts and logic just for the chance of obtaining it. The victim does half the conman's work for him.
I mention the concept of con games because this is the best way of describing what 4th Generation Warfare is. Many people wrongly assume that 4th Gen warfare is merely the use of false flag attacks or propaganda. That's not quite accurate. The goal of an enemy using 4th Gen warfare is to take a target group or population and then con them into destroying themselves so that the enemy doesn't have to go through the messy and perhaps very dangerous process of fighting that population directly.
The tactic is not just about "divide and conquer;" that's only one small part of 4th Gen. It's not only about causing internal strife or civil wars. It's also about tricking a group into tarnishing their own public image, tricking them into taking hypocritical actions, tricking them into abandoning their defining principles, and tricking them into following leadership that is owned and controlled so he/she can lead them to ruin.
The globalists, a group of people with extensive influence in politics, the banking sector and the corporate underbelly, are hellbent on creating a single world economic system, a single world currency and a one world government. The most important key to the globalist agenda is that they no only want a one world system (a "new world order"), but they want the population to eventually accept that system as necessary — the globalists want people to actually demand that system, instead of having to force it on them and risk rebellion.
They use 4th Gen warfare on a regular basis to pursue these goals and target almost every group of people in one way or another. That said, they surely realize that there are some groups that are never going to go along with global centralization and that those groups will inevitably resist. These are the groups that the globalists will try to eliminate, first by undermining their public image and making them into monsters in the eyes of the rest of the world, then through combat if necessary.
Liberty minded conservatives (as opposed to statist Republicans) and sovereignty activists represent the largest single threat on Earth to the globalist agenda. In the U.S., they have the resources and enough social influence to mount a resistance, and using proper asymmetric tactics, they could even remove globalists from power once and for all. And while conservatives might be viewed as the hardest target for a 4th Gen con game, in some ways they are unfortunately very easy to attack.
I witnessed this firsthand after the 9/11 attacks, when many conservatives, fed a well-crafted but fabricated CIA narrative of Taliban and Iraqi collusion with Al-Qaeda, immediately flocked to support elitist controlled president George W. Bush. They abandoned their principles of small government and limited foreign intervention and joined the fervor and madness of a war fever, and the consequences have not subsided in well over 18 years. They were expertly conned and did not realize their mistake for a decade. By then it was too late.
This time around, I see a massive effort on multiple levels to attack conservatives with 4th Gen warfare. The goal is clear: Get conservatives to attach themselves to the economic crisis that is currently developing and allow them to destroy themselves in the process. Let's take a look at the most prominent lies conservatives are being fed today and why they are dangerous...
Lie #1: Donald Trump is on our side and is fighting the globalists
Before the 2016 election I was uncertain if Trump was controlled opposition, but I knew that he would be allowed into office based on the dynamic he provided for the globalists. The Everything Bubble was starting to falter, and the globalists intended to crash it, but they needed a scapegoat to take the fall and that scapegoat would have to be conservative, or he had to at least pretend to be conservative. What I wasn't sure of at the time was if Trump was a willing puppet of the elites, or an unwitting target. After three years of Trump's administration I'm now certain he is a puppet.
I've outlined and evidenced this conclusion in numerous articles including 'Trump Is A Pied Piper For The New World Order Agenda'. Trump's longstanding relationship with Rothchild banking agents like Wilber Ross cannot be ignored. Needless to say, Trump never followed through on his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" and has saturated his cabinet with globalist and banking elites.
He has also recently introduced the threat of Red Flag Gun laws, which represent back door confiscation and pre-crime denial of 2nd Amendment rights. I have also heard through the grapevine that once the U.S. Senate returns from summer recess on Monday, Sept. 9 that they plan to fast track such laws, and that Senate Republicans are supporting the effort. We shall see...
Not only does this tell me that Trump is not a constitutional president on the side of conservatives, it also tells me that Trump is likely not slated to be president after 2020. Trump's job is to play the role of the bumbling villain, to give Democrats and leftists something to rage about, to make the Federal Reserve and the banking elites look like the "good guys," and to lure conservatives into denying reality on the economic crisis until it is too late.
Lie #2: The recession is media propaganda and the economy is in good shape
This is a very aggressive psy-op which I have seen being implemented all over the alternative media and in liberty movement forums lately. Consider this — The mainstream media denied the economy was in dire straits for years and ignored declining fundamentals and all evidence that there was not recovery. Liberty groups have been warning the public about the disaster that was boiling under the surface while the media called us "conspiracy theorists."
Now, suddenly, the media agrees with us, at least in that a recession and economic crisis is imminent. But because the media is pushing the narrative that it's all Trump's fault, many conservatives are stupidly falling for the reverse psychology con game and refusing to admit that a crash is happening at all. Let's be clear, just because the mainstream media says a recession is coming does not mean it's not true.
The evidence is overwhelming, from the collapsing yield curve to plunging housing sales to faltering auto sales to crumbling manufacturing PMI to declines in freight and shipping as well as thousands upon thousands of retail store closures, etc. There is no sector of the U.S. economy that is not in decline. The only indicators that show strength are rigged indicators, including GDP, unemployment and the stock market. These are the same indicators that fooled the public into thinking all was well right before the crash of 2008.
I believe there is well organized and directed propaganda push designed to trick conservatives into denying that a recession is happening. Trump has incessantly attached himself and his administration to the market bubble, making him an obvious scapegoat when it all comes crashing down. But the globalists also need his conservative supporters to take the blame as well. The more conservatives deny the reality of the crash, the more culpable they appear as the crash progresses.
Lie #3: Trump is secretly battling the bankers and bringing down their system from within
I see it all the time — the lie that Trump is a secret agent for the liberty movement and that he's going to take down the banking control grid and the Federal Reserve. Not only this, but once he takes it all down, a new and beautiful sound money Utopia will be instituted. To anyone with any sense of reality, this all sounds insane, but I would say from my observations around 25 percent of the liberty movement actually believes it.
First, to believe this requires people to ignore certain facts. For example, the Trump cult often argues that because he has publicly attacked the Fed, this means he is exposing them to taking the blame for the crash they have created. So, there are people within the movement who claim the recession threat is fake, while there are others who claim that the crash is happening and it's a good thing. Both of these groups are wrong.
If Trump was trying to expose the Fed as the perpetrator of the crash, then why would he consistently take credit for the market bubble, as well as the fraudulent GDP and unemployment numbers? These are the same stats Trump argued were fake during his election campaign. Instead of setting the Fed up for a fall, he has only set himself up for a fall. And remember, more than half the U.S. and most of the world sits on the left end of the political spectrum. Many of them are ardent socialists. The only people that will be blaming the Federal Reserve and central banks after the crash will be a minority of conservatives. And if we continue to defend Trump, a controlled puppet who is intent on attaching himself to the bubble, then who will listen to us in the end?
I am also seeing a shift in Trump's behavior lately which borders on the insane or senile. I think this is merely an act; part of his role in the globalist screenplay as an increasingly unstable and dangerous populist. His weird "chosen one" comment, which he now claims was sarcasm, his proclamation "ordering" U.S. corporations out of China which would require the declaration of a state of emergency or a declaration of war, or his recent claims of reopened trade talks with China which there is no evidence so far to support. Trump is acting more and more erratic, and this only serves the globalist agenda, not the liberty movement.
Lie #4: China is the enemy we should be focused on
Set aside the fact that both America's elites and China's elites are globalist in rhetoric and policy and work toward the same goal of a one world monetary system and one world government. The trade war is not at all what it seems. Many conservatives have been so bamboozled by trade war hype and "patriotic" fervor that it's as if they have forgotten all about the primary threat: The Globalists.
The trade war has achieved absolutely nothing in terms of forwarding U.S. interests or America's economy. Even the main argument for the trade war, shrinking the trade deficit, has failed as the deficit continues to expand. The only thing the trade war has achieved is a perfect distraction for the public as central banks like the Fed maintain tight liquidity conditions in an effort to deliberately deflate the Everything Bubble. If Trump was trying to bring down the banking syndicate and expose the Fed, then he would not have pursued a trade war at this time.
I would note once again that every time the Fed makes a policy announcement that goes against what the investment world wants and causes a market downturn, Trump makes a trade war announcement which take all attention away from the central bank. Lately, Trump barely waits an hour before taking these actions. How exactly does this hurt the central bankers and the globalists? The answer is that it doesn't.
Whether or not trade conditions with China are unfair is irrelevant. The conflict is taking all attention away from central banks and international banks and the economic crisis they have been fostering for over 10 years. If Trump was actually anti-globalist then he would have targeted globalist institutions first and set aside the China issue for later. As it stands, even if Trump ended the trade war tomorrow it doesn't matter. He would still be blamed for the ongoing crash in fundamentals.
And, for those that argue that Trump's trade war moves are meant to force the Fed to start issuing more QE and save stocks, I can only point out that the Fed has no intention of doing this and they made that clear in July and at Jackson Hole. And, if it were actually the case that Trump is trying to "force the Fed into a corner," then the strategy is a poor one. All the Fed has to do is sit and wait, allowing markets to tank until Trump is out of office after 2020 elections. The same goes for China and the trade war.
There is no incentive for them to capitulate to Trump for the next year. But this is all an academic discussion because Trump is not working against the globalists, he's working for them.
The key here is conservatives and the liberty movement. If we remain skeptical of Trump's policies and critical when he takes actions which are irrational or unconstitutional, then we can more easily argue that we had nothing to do with the economic crash as it escalates. We can maintain momentum for the liberty movement and gather more people to our side, instead of losing people due to a tarnished image.
The people who fanatically fantasize that Trump is a secret agent fighting a Game of Thrones war against the banking elites are only hurting the movement. The more cognitive dissonance they promote in the name of defending Trump, the crazier they will all seem when the fantasy falls apart. This is exactly what the elites want.
Bravo Echo Out