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Martin Armstrong: ‘The United States Will Most Likely Break Apart By 2036’

Back on January 27, 2016, I asked:

Do any readers follow Martin Armstrong, economist at Armstrong Economics (and former chairman of Princeton Economics International Ltd.) and the creator of the Economic Confidence Model? While the jury’s still out on him (for me), I do read his blog almost daily…

I still “read his blog almost daily.” And something Armstrong wrote last week really caught my attention. From “The Termination of Cash Approaching Rapidly”:

I am becoming deeply concerned that the United States is headed into its version of a communist revolution under the label “progressive” and the bankers, who Larry Summers has always supported, will be used as the scapegoat for Wall Street and the “rich” who have to be stripped of their liberty and their money for the “good of the people” as they always say. The United States does not look like it will be a country we can recognize by 2032 if we can even make it past 2024. The United States will most likely break apart by 2036. There are separatist movements rising in many areas from Vermont and Texas to California, who reasons they voted for Hillary not Trump justifying their departure.

The entire purpose of eliminating cash is to strip us of our assets, liberty, and to prevent bank runs. The youth, who have been brainwashed by Bernie Sanders and people like Elizabeth Warren, will turn against the older generation and enslave them if at all possible. This threatens our future with outright civil war. They will not be satisfied until they destroy the freedom of their opposition. It is starting to appear that 2036 is our date with destiny

(Editor’s note: Bold added for emphasis)

America kaput by 2036- if not earlier?

That’s a pretty disturbing thought. And reading that blog post reminded me of an article I pulled up almost eight years ago on The Wall Street Journal website (my how time flies) by Andrew Osborn, who discussed a similar prediction made by Russian academic Igor Panarin, a former KGB analyst and Dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s school for future diplomats (then and now). On December 29, 2008, Osborn wrote:

Mr. Panarin posits, in brief, that mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces — with Alaska reverting to Russian control…

California will form the nucleus of what he calls “The Californian Republic,” and will be part of China or under Chinese influence. Texas will be the heart of “The Texas Republic,” a cluster of states that will go to Mexico or fall under Mexican influence. Washington, D.C., and New York will be part of an “Atlantic America” that may join the European Union. Canada will grab a group of Northern states Prof. Panarin calls “The Central North American Republic.” Hawaii, he suggests, will be a protectorate of Japan or China, and Alaska will be subsumed into Russia…

(Editor’s note: Bold added for emphasis)

Obviously 2010 came and went… and the good ol’ U.S. of A. remains intact.

But I can’t help but wonder if Panarin’s prediction might not be in the same category as an infamous forecast made by the American financial analyst Meredith Whitney about a wave of municipal defaults. I wrote back on December 22, 2010:

Last night Whitney, now CEO and founder of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group, appeared on CNBC and warned that a wave of defaults by state and local governments in the coming months will cause a sell-off in the municipal bond market, hurting U.S. economic growth and stocks- and causing social unrest

I blogged a year-and-a-half later:

Whitney will eventually be vindicated about the wave of defaults (her timing was just off)…

“Her timing was just off”

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Sources:

Armstrong, Martin. “The Termination of Cash Approaching Rapidly.” Armstrong Economics Blog. 24 Nov. 2016. (https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/taxes/the-termination-of-cash-approaching-rapidly-the/). 1 Dec. 2016.

Osborn, Andrew. “As if Things Weren’t Bad Enough, Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S.” The Wall Street Journal. 29 Dec. 2008. (http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123051100709638419). 1 Dec. 2016.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2016 Asia, Bonds, Civil Strife, Class Warfare, Crash Prophets, Currencies, Defaults, Europe, Government, Immigration, North America, Political Parties, Revolution, Stocks, Wall Street, War, Wealth Comments Off on Martin Armstrong: ‘The United States Will Most Likely Break Apart By 2036’

Quote For The Week

“If it were to be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of security in a Republic? the answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws- the first growing out of the last. It is by this, in a great degree, that the rich and powerful are to be restrained from enterprises against the common liberty- operated upon by the influence of a general sentiment, by their interest in the principle, and by the obstacles which the habit it produces erects against innovation and encroachment. It is by this, in a still greater degree, that caballers, intriguers, and demagogues are prevented from climbing on the shoulders of faction to the tempting seats of usurpation and tyranny.

Were it not that it might require too lengthy a discussion, it would not be difficult to demonstrate, that a large and well organized Republic can scarcely lose its liberty from any other cause than that of anarchy, to which a contempt of the laws is the high road.

But, without entering into so wide a field, it is sufficient to present to your view a more simple and a more obvious truth, which is this- that a sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.”

-Alexander Hamilton (American statesman and Founding Father. 1755 or 1757-1804), in “Tully No. III,” August 28, 1794

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Quote For The Week

“I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.”

-Harriet Tubman (American abolitionist, U.S. Army nurse/scout/spy. 1822-1913)

Christopher E. Hill
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Quote For The Week

“A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”

-Samuel Adams (American statesman, political philosopher, and Founding Father. 1722-1803)

Christopher E. Hill
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Monday, March 7th, 2016 Quote For The Week Comments Off on Quote For The Week

Resource Of The Week: Hillsdale College’s Free ‘Constitution 101’ Online Course

Although I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who’s attended Hillsdale College (a small liberal arts college in Hillsdale, Michigan), I’ve only heard good things about the school. And here’s one more “good thing” to come out of “the conservative Harvard,” as it’s been called. From the college’s website:

FREE Constitution 101 ONLINE COURSE

For a limited time only

Understand the Constitution like never before – for FREE

Activate your free Constitution 101 course today!

The U.S. Constitution is the key to securing liberty for all Americans — yet very few know exactly what it says and what freedoms it protects. Hillsdale College is working to make 2015 the “Year of the Constitution,” dedicating this year to educating millions of Americans about this critical document. That’s why the College is offering its most popular course, “Constitution 101” for free, when you sign up now.

Hillsdale’s course, Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution, features the same professors who teach this course on Hillsdale College’s campus. Hillsdale is one of the only colleges in America — outside of the military academies — that requires every student to take a course on the Constitution to graduate.

The course is delivered via email, with one lesson per week for 10 weeks. Each lesson features lively teaching and discussion boards, suggested readings, weekly quizzes, and more…


“Constitution 101 TV Spot”
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By Hillsdale College’s reputation alone, I’m guessing the approach taken by the course won’t be one of the U.S. Constitution being interpreted as a so-called “living document.” Or a meaningless scap of paper. So prospective enrollees may want to keep that in mind.

“Constitution 101” isn’t the only class being offered for free by Hillsdale. Current courses include “The Federalist Papers” and “A Proper Understanding of K-12 Education: Theory and Practice.” Archived instruction includes (as of April 2, 2015):

• Economics 101- The Principles of Free Market Economics
• History 102: American Heritage- From Colonial Settlement to the Reagan Revolution
• History 101: Western Heritage- From the Book of Genesis to John Locke
• Constitution 201- The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism

Along with “Constitution 101”. According to the website:

Hillsdale College offers free, not-for-credit online courses by its faculty. These online versions are based upon those in the College’s undergraduate Core Curriculum, which all Hillsdale students must complete prior to graduation.

In addition to lectures, these online courses feature readings, study guides, quizzes, and discussion groups. There is also an opportunity to receive certificates of completion for each course.

Ready to get schooled? Head on over to the Hillsdale College here for more information about and to register for “Constitution 101” and those other courses.

And feel free to pass this along to legislators you think could use a “refresher” on the Constitution of the United States of America.

I can think of more than a few who fit this bill off the top of my head…

Christopher E. Hill
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 Education, Freedom, Government, Resource Of The Week Comments Off on Resource Of The Week: Hillsdale College’s Free ‘Constitution 101’ Online Course

Quote For The Week

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.

-Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd U.S. President. 1888-1945)

By Christopher E. Hill, Editor
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 Government, Quote For The Week Comments Off on Quote For The Week

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The natural progress of things is for liberty to yeild, and government to gain ground.

-Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President, in a letter to Edward Carrington, Paris, May 27, 1788. Note Jefferson’s alternative spelling of “yield.”

By Christopher E. Hill, Editor
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Quote For The Week

Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again; poor fools. And their grand-children are once more slaves.

-D.H. Lawrence (English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic, and painter. 1885-1930)

By Christopher E. Hill, Editor
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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The Loss Of Liberty Rarely Comes Overnight

On the 67th anniversary of D-Day, I find myself thinking how different our America is today from the one those brave American servicemen and women fought and died for all those years ago.

I hear it increasingly argued that the United States is no longer a “free country,” but rather a “police state.”

The following segment from FOX Business Network’s Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano the other week might make one seriously wonder.

Some will say, “Come one, Judge, this is America, we’re free.” And I would say, there are none, who are so enslaved, as those who falsely believe themselves to be free.

-Judge Andrew Napolitano on May 20th edition of FOX Business Network’s Freedom Watch


“Peaceful Republic or Police State?”
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Monday, June 6th, 2011 Freedom, Government, Public Safety Comments Off on The Loss Of Liberty Rarely Comes Overnight

Quotes For The Week

Two quotes for you this week:

If we don’t get out act together in America soon, I really fear for the future of this nation. I think that we will be the first generation- and it’s despicable to me- that we’re going to turn a nation over to our children that’s in worse shape than when we got it. That’s why my wife and I have taken steps many years ago to make sure that my two daughters, who are now 31 and 26, are going to be well-taken care of going forward. I don’t expect to ever get Social Security. I’ve said it publicly- I think we should have means-testing in Social Security. I never care to see a dime of Social Security. I’m entitled to it in 5 or 6 years- I don’t want a penny of it. I’ve already planned to take care of my family because I don’t want the government taking care of me, because I believe true liberty, true freedom, means me being responsible for my future. Not the government sending me an unemployment check if I lose my job. Or not the government paying for my health care if I get sick. I believe true freedom comes with personal responsibility. Quite frankly Jim, there are too many of our 308 million other Americans who are very comfortable having the government take care of them, instead of them taking care of themselves. And I think that’s the thing we owe an apology to our founding fathers about because they fought, died, and gave up fortunes to give us that freedom, and how quickly we’ve been willing to turn it back to the government on a promise that they’ll take care of us. It frankly makes me ill.

-Craig Smith, Chairman of Swiss America Trading Corporation, a national investment firm specializing in U.S. gold and silver coins, while talking about his recently-published book Crashing the Dollar: How to Survive a Global Currency Collapse on the January 5 edition of “FSN In Depth,” part of the Financial Sense® Newshour hosted by money manager Jim Puplava

But I want you to understand something in our first show of 2011. The band is going to start playing, and it’s going to be “Happy Days Are Here Again.” Don’t believe the music. This is a public relations campaign. Our long-term outlook economically is quite dismal. Our long-term outlook as a people could be quite positive, but it’s going to be up to us to make choices in our lives to be better prepared for the future. More so than at any time in the past. It’s your choice- it’s up to you.

-Jack Spirko, modern survivalist and host of the Survival Podcast, a daily online audio show about self-sufficiency and self-reliance in the modern world, in Episode 578 (January 3, 2011)

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