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Politics / US Politics Nov 14, 2016 - 12:29 PM GMT

By: Jeff_Berwick


We expected the Super Shemitah/Jubilee time period (which officially ends on November 20th with the end of the Catholic Jubilee) to be one of dramatic change and chaos.

And, did we ever get it!

Since the beginning of the Jubilee year, in October of last year, two massive events have happened.  Brexit and Trump.

Both were completely unexpected by most.

Brexit saw the worst day in worldwide stock markets in history the day after the vote.

And, interestingly, Dow futures were down 777 points at one point as it became clear Trump had won the “selection.”  But, then the markets had a massive rebound the next day.

The question is, is Trump really a good guy who has gone rogue from his establishment jesuit/masonic background and is truly going to “drain the swamp” or is he a trojan horse?

At this point it is really difficult to tell.

Let’s look at both possibilities.


Many are of the opinion that he is almost savior like and is going to save the US from its ruinous socialist, bankrupt and corrupt government.

So far, on this side of things, it is mostly talk (not action – but to be fair he can’t take much action yet).

Here is a list of 100 action items the Trump camp has issued.

Many of them are excellent, including:

  • Propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress
  • A hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health)
  • A requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated
  • A 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service
  • I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205
  • I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act. An economic plan designed to grow the economy 4% per year and create at least 25 million new jobs through massive tax reduction and simplification, in combination with trade reform, regulatory relief, and lifting the restrictions on American energy.
  • Cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure

And there are quite a few more…

However, right in the article, it shows how Congress is against (for obvious reasons) many of these items.

Many of his “good” ideas, including building a wall across an entire continent and protectionist policies are negative for the US, economically speaking.  But, many don’t see it that way.

At the very least, if he is Good Trump, he is going to have a lot of opposition to what he wants to do.  Calls for his assassination are already rampant… and that’s if he can get many of these things pushed through Congress.

Ironically, Trump has made some changes simply by claiming the title of “president elect.” These are especially visible as regards US trade treaties that Trump along with many others have found to be detrimental to US prosperity and especially to US workers.

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has suddenly been put on hold despite its tremendous corporate backing. The deal has been consigned to a kind of legislative “suspended animation” with Obama himself admitting it’s not going anywhere. This is not in any sense a negative in my view.

The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is sharing TPP’s fate, as it is now on hold indefinitely in the EU as a result of Trump’s victory. In fact, European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has been quoted as saying that the EU’s trade ministers would not move on TTIP until Trump leaves office. Presumably that will be either four or eight years – which means TTIP might never get off the ground.

Trump was negative about TPP and TTIP, but he was positively scathing about The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As a result, both Canada and Mexico have suddenly made noises about renegotiating the trade deal. Trump may still want to scrap it – a fate it richly deserves.

These trade deals are places where the Trump effect, as stated, can already be seen. I put the sudden disintegration of these deals into the Good Trump column because they were (are) so obviously globalist structures designed to give a handful of technocratic elites even more control over the rest of us.

Free trade – with an emphasis on the “free” – should be honored between private parties without government interference. What the US has with these treaties is “managed” trade – and badly managed at that. Trump’s instincts on these treaties and others like them, to the degree he’s made his views known, are correct.


The people Donald chooses to surround himself with will tell us a lot about whether he is truly for real change or not. So far, there are certainly some questions and red flags. Big ones.

There’s talk of Donald wanting Rudy Giuliani to be Attorney General, which certainly raises eyebrows considering that the former NYC mayor was complicit in the 9/11 “terror attack” in failing to pass on the warning he received about the twin towers destruction – prior to the attack – to authorities. Not to mention Rudy’s oversight of the tyrannical and unconstitutional “stop-and-frisk” policing policy in Manhattan.

Trump doesn’t seem to want to follow through with his original plan to get rid of Obamacare. After a meeting with O’bomber at the White House, Trump has quickly change his position on the monopoly medical insurance plan. He was going to repeal and replace it. Now he’s going to “amend” it.

Is it really a surprise that Trump has flip flopped on the so called Affordable Care Act (which is set to raise premiums for Americans more than 11% on average starting next year)? He has stated before that the three major functions of government are to provide security, education, and healthcare, and maybe he’s inclined to grant more interference from government when it comes to healthcare.

On top of his apparent affinity for socialized medicine, Trump seems attracted to continued governmental manipulations of financial markets. A member of his transition team has reportedly contacted JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon, to ask if he was interested in becoming Treasury secretary.

For an “outsider” candidate Donald has some close connections with bankers – including his campaign finance manager, Steven Mnuchin, a former banker at Goldman Sachs. If Wall Street bankers end up being his picks, it seems clear that “real change” will be jettisoned in favor of a “neocon agenda with a fresh face.”


Whether it is Good Trump or Bad Trump, the US is bankrupt.

And please keep in mind that neither candidate was really the majority “choice.” According to voter statistics, some 47 percent of Americans voted for nobody versus Trump (25.5 percent) and Hillary (25.6 percent). The “nobody” group is really more than 47 percent, which only includes eligible voters.

Add together Americans under voting age or unable to vote and the total not voting for either candidate is something like 193 million people. The primaries are a lot worse, with only nine percent of Americans casting their votes for either Trump or Clinton.

Nonetheless, as it stands now, it’s actions from either Good Trump or Bad Trump (or a combination of both) that are going to have the force of law. And even if Trump does what needs to be done to try to preserve the country and strengthen the economy, the results are going to create considerable difficulties, and carry additional questions.

If it is Good Trump and he somehow gets the Federal Reserve to stop manipulating interest rates, we could see rates rise to 10% or higher.  With a national debt of nearly $20 trillion, that would soon mean interest payments alone of $2 trillion per year.

Trump has talked about debt nullification… and that is the only right and moral thing to do.  But if the US government were to renege on its debt it would cause a collapse of biblical proportions as the entire world financial and monetary system would come undone.  In this case, gold (and bitcoin) skyrocket while markets crash.

If it is Bad Trump, then it is just more of the same.  More wars, more debt and more money printing and interest rate suppression by the Federal Reserve leading to hyperinflation.  In this case, gold (and bitcoin) skyrocket while markets rise nominally, but fall dramatically in real terms.

As you can see, in either case, the results in the short term are nearly identical.

In our upcoming issue of TDV, to be released in the next few days, we’ll go more in depth on how to survive and prosper through Good Trump or Bad Trump. If you’re not a subscriber, you may become one here.

With everything that’s going on, we hope you’ll be in a position to receive all our material. Our blogs touch on numerous important issues, but the TDV newsletter and accompanying resources including books and White Papers, really give us the ability to drill down.

A LOT has shifted in the last few weeks and much more is going to change.  TDV can help you navigate these rapidly changing waters.

Anarcho-Capitalist.  Libertarian.  Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks.  Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast.  Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media.

© 2016 Copyright Jeff Berwick - All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.

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