The criminal finance system that is in place around the world has just lost another participant and, if enough bricks are removed, the wall may come down completely and we will all be able to see the true nature of the beast within.
Ann Barnhardt of Barnhardt Capital Management, wrote the following points as part of an open letter to friends, clients and industry colleagues when she closed operations at her firm on November 17, primarily due to realizations made as a result of the MF Global collapse.
...The reason for my decision to pull the plug was excruciatingly simple: I could no longer tell my clients that their monies and positions were safe in the futures and options markets - because they are not. And this goes not just for my clients, but for every futures and options account in the United States
...In short, the problem is a SYSTEMIC problem, not merely isolated to one firm.
...The futures and options markets are no longer viable. It is my recommendation that ALL customers withdraw from all of the markets as soon as possible so that they have the best chance of protecting themselves and their equity.
...Finally, I will not, under any circumstance, consider reforming and re-opening Barnhardt Capital Management, or any other iteration of a brokerage business, until Barack Obama has been removed from office AND the government of the United States has been sufficiently reformed and repopulated so as to engender my total and complete confidence in the government, its adherence to and enforcement of the rule of law, and in its competent and just regulatory oversight of any commodities markets that may reform. So long as the government remains criminal, it would serve no purpose whatsoever to attempt to rebuild the futures industry or my firm, because in a lawless environment, the same thievery and fraud would simply happen again, and the criminals would go unpunished, sheltered by the criminal oligarchy.
The issues this letter generate are complex. Finally, someone in the industry is telling the truth. Could this be the beginning of the revolution, not of guns, but of thinking - where the charade is finally brought undone and people begin to realize en masse exactly what has been done to them while they were asleep?
There is a small but growing number of financial experts around the world who have been warning for years that the system was unsustainable, criminal, and even sinister. As more evidence comes to light supporting their case, the general population is awakening and beginning to question the role that the Oligarchs and their minions play in our finances.
Brave, honest people like Ann Barnhardt are the defacto leaders of the world financial revolution. They are strong enough to stand up for truth and honesty in a society where neither are highly valued by our leaders in politics or business. Unfortunately, this decision is taken at great loss to herself and her clients, who now have to find alternative ways to make a buck in a turbulent, unsafe world.
Ultimately, your money may not be safe anywhere in the western world. I cannot think of a western country that does not have the same inherent risks as the US. The western banking system in its entirety is systemically overleveraged and politically corrupted to a point of extreme danger for all who participate. The aforementioned financial experts almost unanimously recommend international diversification, holding precious metals, and procuring at least one safe haven outside your country of origin. A second passport is the holy grail of protection, giving you that last ditch chance to escape, even if you leave all behind, with your personal freedom.
The time to act is now. The Puppeteers are slowly closing the noose around you with legislation and militarization, building more walls to keep you in just as others are trying to break it down.
They are many and they are in control.
The final stages of this collapse will likely be violent and destructive on a level not witnessed in our lifetimes. The best possible solution is to not be present when that final stage arrives.
Consider the plight of the Jews in Europe before WW2. There was significant and prolonged warning that things were going to get very, very bad for them. The enlightened took what they could and left. The ignorant stayed. Post WW2 the same thing happened in East Germany and Eastern Europe. As the communists started to implement their particular form of Oligarchy on the masses, the politically aware packed up their families and left. Many moved to North America, some to South America while others moved to Australia and places less well known.
It didn't matter where they went - almost all enjoyed a better life with more opportunity and safety than those who were left behind.
Many of those left behind suffered loss and personal tragedy in ways that will be remembered for generations.
To protect yourself, your family and your assets, the following points come to mind:
- Have at least one overseas bank account with sufficient funds to ensure you and your families' safety, should you have to leave your home or your country in a hurry.
- Try to find a way to procure a second passport, for yourself as well as your family. There are many options and almost everyone is able to get at least one.
- If you are able to arrange official residence in another country all the better. If not, there are ways to deal with this, and plenty of people whom you can trust to help.
- Have a plan. It doesn't have to be complex, but at least start thinking about what could happen and what your responses could be if you were summarily arrested, your bank accounts were frozen, martial law were declared, travel was banned. (Obviously that's the far extreme but preparing for the worst and hoping the best is a valid strategy in this case).
- Educate yourself. The best possible defence is knowledge of what could go wrong, what is most likely to go wrong and what you could do if it did go wrong.
Doug Casey, the inspiration for this project, has stated he believes we are now exiting the "eye of the storm" - those relatively calm few years where all that paper formed the illusion of a return to economic prosperity.
Even now, so-called "Black Swans" - those once in a lifetime events - are starting to occur with increasing regularity. Events that weren't ever "supposed" to happen are now coming to pass.
And those who are prepared have the opportunity to not only avoid what is likely to be a very chaotic few years, but potentially profit from it as well.
Those in the Western world who stubbornly refuse to recognize that it is their system itself that is the problem and not the solution are the ones who will suffer for it.
The actions taken by Ann Barnhardt are the actions of extreme antipathy towards a criminal and dysfunctional system. She is but the tip of an iceberg, the first shots in the darkness warning of an oncoming enemy. It would serve well all our readers to conduct investigations into what is happening and what their options are.
Forewarned is forearmed.