- Harry Schultz, the iconic financial guru who has been
tracking the US loss of liberty for almost half a century, warned his readers
in January that, like lambs to the slaughter, "Its all over!"
He even addressed readers as "Dear Lambs." This week I'll add
my analysis to the controversy. Just how far gone are we, and is there
- The International Harry Schultz Life Strategies Letter [
http://www.hsletter.com/ ] of January 21, 2007 begins with the now famous
conspiracy quotation from David Rockefeller at the secret Bilderburger
conference in Baden-Baden Germany in 1991: "We are grateful to the
Washington Post, NY Times, Time magazine & other great publications
whose directors have attended our meetings & respected their promises
of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us
to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights
of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated
& prepared to march towards a world govt. The supranational sovereignty
of an intellectual elite & world bankers is surely preferable to the
national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."
- Then Harry continues with [my comments in brackets],
"Frankly, dear, dear readers of mine, I fear we've lost the game.
The insiders have won. They now control all the levers of power, financial
& political. Many good men in public office are prohibited by the system
from reforming it. [The PTB uses a variety of methods to discourage dissent:
most have their jobs or advancement threatened if they persist in speaking
out.] Commercial, media & political power is concentrated in just a
few elite hands. I've (& others) warned (loudly) for decades in HSL
what was happening & what would occur if nothing was done. People were
lulled into lethargy via careful massive brain conditioning [some of this
is innate--most people don't have the courage or will to fight], became
content to watch TV 7 hours a day, accepted the misdeeds of politicians,
the raging moral degradation of society, the creation of media/corp monopolies,
the ruin of money worldwide--begun (via careful plan) by Washington/NY
- "People blamed inflation for their 50% loss of buying
power in last 35 years, not realizing the definition of inflation is an
increase in the quantity of money/credit by banks/govt, equally. They cleverly
removed gold as currency backing to give them monetary control. There is
now no legal restraint on govt. Govt distorts economic data [especially
the CPI and the PPI inflation indices] & everyone knows it, but the
kept-press is kept silent & thus nobody marches in the street about
their life being sacrificed on the altar of globalization--offshoring jobs--the
lie called 'free trade,' which in fact means the opposite, like all govt
legislation titles. [Actually, the globalist version of "free trade"
is more akin to the old corporate mercantilism--with favors carved out
by the government for large insider corporations only. The little guy is
never allowed to bypass the regulations.] Eg, Patriot Act is unpatriotic
if [you] still believe the US Constitution has merit & is a lighthouse
for other nations. The minority who understand all the above are mostly
afraid to make waves--which is also part of the grand scheme, to intimidate
or buy-off critics. ... Today, with the devilish North American Union being
cemented into the US & Canada's future, the sabotage of freedom, both
individual & collective, is being completed. [That said, the PTB know
all too well that if they don't touch the most obvious symbols of liberty
(freedom of worship, movement, and speech) until the very end, people will
still THINK THEY ARE FREE, even when the game is already fixed. When the
final freedoms are shut down, it will already be too late.]
- "Will individual/personal freedom & former civil
rights come back some day? Maybe. Perhaps the extremity will lead to its
destruction. But, if so, we have to get through a worse period before we
get there, if we do. And to get through it requires a lot of effort, especially
if [you] live in the US in its present mode; many are leaving the US until
it is 'safe' to return. [For most, this is shortsighted and unwise. HS
lives in Europe and will suffer the shut down of freedoms there in the
next world war, just like here. At least in the US, we have a large potential
resistance movement and plenty of room to maneuver or hide (if you don't
live on the East coast).] Washington has become an imperial govt with the
public regarded as peasants, & the laws have been changed to match.
Everything is a crime if civil servants wish to use existing laws. Changing
presidents doesn't change new laws. Washington is Rome. Caesars come &
go, each inheriting & demanding greater powers than his predecessor.
(US Pres. Executive Powers now total 12K, upsetting the system's balance
- "PS: One of my inner circle advised me against running
this article, showing so little hope. But my duty is to my subs. If [you]
want sugar coating, see big media. [That was my response in past years
to a subscriber who was longing for some "good news." It isn't
good news we need, but a clear picture of our "awful situation."]
There are no strategies useable/available to win against Big Brother govt
at this late stage of lightning-fast deterioration of democracy/liberty/privacy,
when the casino is rigged against [you]. ... In the past 4 mos that erosion
velocity has increased by 80%. [I would say that rate of erosion velocity
has been going on ever since conservatives got suckered into electing the
current globalist script reader, Gwb.] While there is no current hope for
reform/change or replacing the controlling elite, what little hope there
is to simply 'survive'--physical, financial, [and] mental. [I would add
the spiritual dimension as well.]"
- I'm in complete agreement with Schultz on the core issues.
I would only add that we are still a ways off from the PTB springing the
entire globalist trap. That won't come until war comes, and we will never
fully recover from the effects of this next big world war.
- There is still work to be done in the few remaining years
we have before the Russians and Chinese launch their pre-emptive strike
on American military targets. The Russians need about five more years and
the Chinese probably need ten. So, we may have more time, though you shouldn't
delay preparations based on that hope.
- I'm not addressing only your physical preparations to
survive war or the demise of liberty. It's even more important to prepare
your children and friends mentally for what's coming. In the remaining
"good" years we have, basking in the illusions of peace and prosperity,
our primary outreach has to be to the good people we know who need to understand
the degree in which liberty is already lost when we only possess the appearance
of a democratic process. When elections, the courts, and the media are
effectively rigged as well, there is no real way to change things within
the law. Don't worry about trying to influence those who don't have a clue.
Search out those that suspect that something is wrong. If, in today's analysis
rich internet environment, a friend can't sense anything wrong, you are
dealing with someone who doesn't want to see. You'll only antagonize them
by trying to open their eyes. Work with people who are teachable and interested
in truth and you'll be less frustrated in this process. We must do our
part in building a remnant that will not be snookered into drifting into
the NWO when it finally takes on the force of evil law.
- Too many people within the truth movement have this fatalistic
attitude that what's coming is not worth living through. The fact is, most
will live through it whether they like it or not. They might wish they
WERE dead, but THEY WON'T BE DEAD and they will have to cope. So, it is
better to prepare to cope and have some skills to cope with than simply
wait for the coming war and loss of national sovereignty. One of those
skills is to be able to handle the tremendous stress that will inevitable
accompany the breakdown of the social order.
- DEVELOPING TOUGHNESS: Coping is tough if you haven't
conditioned your family to handle hard times. That doesn't mean necessarily
continually preaching to them about the threat of the NWO. Giving them
the rational for preparing is important, but, it doesn't do a lot of good
to keep pressing adult children who are resistant to our version what is
going on in the world. Time will teach them the consequences of blindness.
But what you can do is encourage them to do common sense things that toughen
people up mentally: hard cardiovascular exercise, not overeating, and eating
really healthy organic food, for starters. Remember, this doesn't include
"low calorie" foods with phony fats and imitation sweeteners,
which are deadly. It is also important for families to toughen up mentally
by doing lots of substantive reading of good biographies or history, learning
languages (like Spanish), and book-learning new professional or manual
- By far, the greatest thing you can do for your children
is expect them to discipline bad attitudes and lazy work habits. Putting
pressure on ourselves to overcome weaknesses and bad attitudes is one of
the greatest of the toughening exercises--and it yields great results long-term.
- Some children are innately soft, and need toughening,
even if totally obedient and nice. Soft children don't like pushing themselves
in anything and have become accustomed to being asked nicely about any
request--which is fine for a peaceful world. But sadly, the world they
face in the future won't ask nicely, and they need to know how to be tough
enough to stand up to real threats and hardship someday.
- That's why the Marines and other military services do
a lot of screaming and yelling in training--to get recruits accustomed
to not freezing up under intense stress. While I'm NOT recommending you
yell and scream at your children just for practice, it is appropriate to
show strong verbal disapproval when confronting real tantrums and rebellion.
Moreover, you can place them in such things as competitive sports (bad
as they are sometimes) because they at least will be forced to move fast
and react fast under pressure. Some will say, "I'm just not a sports
person." I accept that. But even so, we sometimes have to learn to
handle ourselves in situations we don't feel comfortable with or even like.
Dealing with playing basketball when they don't like it is NOTHING compared
to dealing with a kidnapping, shooting, or rape someday. Learning to ride
a horse at a gallop, mountain biking over rough terrain, and long distance
running are also good in building strength and character. Don't shield
your children from tough growing-up experiences. They will thank you for
- EARLY WARNING ON TRIGGER EVENTS: Let's talk about how
to see possible danger zones coming in the future. In the last issue of
the WAB in 2006 (The Big Picture--see "Latest Brief" archives),
I covered my suggestions for preparations in general. Now, I would like
to add something different. I would like my readers to start looking for
possible trigger events to a larger war. World War III will most assuredly
have one or more triggering conflicts to seemingly "justify"
the larger attack on the US military. All wars have trigger events (usually
- Keeping in mind, our globalist Western leaders are actively
setting the stage for various trigger events. Some, like Kosovo, Afghanistan,
and Iraq have as their major purpose the antagonization of opposing forces
in the world. Other potential future trigger events are Iran, North Korea,
and Taiwan. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is also an ever-present potential
trigger event--especially because Israel has the potential of taking the
conflict nuclear and engendering nuclear retaliation.
- At this stage, we do know the US is planning an attack
on Iran. I feel strongly it will be this year and that Israel will initiate
the attack so the US will have an excuse to rush in--despite the Bush administration's
repeated denials of any such plan of attack. The US can then excuse its
involvement under the cover of "we had to come to Israel's aid."
- The attack on Iran will most likely be a furtherance
of the "antagonize the world" strategy. But it could be a direct
trigger to World War Three. Russia is warning the US NOT to attack (though
they did that with Iraq and then let Iraq fall). So, how much is bluff
and how much is real? I think it's a bluff on the Russian's part, but we
can't ever be totally sure when dealing with some many evil empires.
- So, while I'm 90 percent sure that Iran is NOT a direct
trigger event for WWIII, I am suggesting that my subscribers treat it seriously
enough to at least review all your preparations, check your equipment,
and brief your children on what they should do to get home in a big crisis.
Even my adult children need occasional briefings. They tend to rely too
much on their father to warn them. I want to try to instill in them a higher
sensitivity to see the world and its potential threats for themselves.
- One very important thing you need to brief your family
on is what do when something big happens and you are all separated. You
need to establish two other meeting places where they can be found in case
they can't make it home--such as a friend's house, a school, or church.
These places should be accessible by foot from where they spend most of
their time during the day.
- They should be trained to always carry with them some
bright colored post-it notes and a pen so that they can leave
a note near the main front door of the secondary meeting place in case
they have to leave it. The note should explain where they have gone and
in the company of whom. These notes should be stuck high up on a glass
entrance door, if possible on the inside of the door where the wind won't
blow it away and with the message visible from the outside. They will have
to write on the sticky side for this to work. If possible, they should
have a cell phone to help communicate in an emergency.
- These are the kinds of training that you can start with.
The more options you have, the more you have to think through the contingencies.
If you have a shelter planned in your home or some secure location, you
have to develop transportation plans to get there after you've gathered
your family. You even have to develop contingencies for leaving someone
behind should you not be able to get together. These are tough issues and
you don't want to have to be figuring them out in the middle of a crisis.
Do your planning whenever you see one of these potential trigger events
arise. That's what I'm trying to encourage.
- Lastly, remember that you will eventually have to deal
with the increased skepticism of non-believing family members when you
prepare for many years and nothing ever happens. First, things are happening.
The world is moving closer to this horrible war, not further away. So,
just because the "big one" hasn't happened doesn't mean everyone
can relax completely. Actually, the better prepared you are, the more you
can relax about it until it comes. But the bottom line is this: As long
as Russia and China are continuing to build huge stockpiles of weapons
of mass destruction, I am going to assume they intend to use them someday.
It doesn't matter how long it takes. I am determined to be on my guard
- I intend to warn my subscribers via email if I can. That
is one of the reasons why I would hope you would continue to subscribe
even though you might think you know my general views on how this is all
coming down. Nevertheless, no one is infallible and you shouldn't rely
on my view alone. That's why I try to explain to you how I see things.
I'm trying to help each of you gain the skills to see for yourselves and
prepare as best you can.
- So, when George Bush tells Bob Woodward in his book,
Plan of Attack, "We will export death and violence to the four corners
of the Earth in defense of our great nation," you can believe him--at
least the part about exporting death and violence. It will be done NOT
in defense of our once great nation, however, but in the name of building
an evil New World Order
- When comrade Michael Chertoff of Homeland Security announces
a two-year delay in implementing the "Real ID Act," you can believe
him, but also understand that this is no victory. The globalists are merely
reacting to the growing rebellion among states at this unfunded mandate
and putting off the confrontation until they can undermine the states who
are up in arms. Sadly, hardly any of the state governments are up in arms
about the loss of privacy that comes with a national ID card (or imposed
national standards) but are only concerned about the cost of funding such
a system. The feds will easily be able to defuse the money issue and then
the "Real ID" will once again go forward.
- Most things the government says, you should NOT believe:
You should not believe it when they tell you our missile defense system
will defend America. It is only there for show and perhaps as a provocation
for Russia. It is not designed with a warhead nor deployed in sufficient
numbers to affect a Russian/Chinese pre-emptive strike at all, though the
Russians worry that it is. Besides, Presidential Decision Directive PDD-60
is still in effect, telling our missile forces to NOT launch on warning,
but absorb a nuclear first strike. Do the Russian's believe it? I doubt
it. But its true purpose is to induce Russia to make the first launch a
big one, so our leaders can have an excuse for losing the first part of
- Do not believe the Bush administration when they assure
America that Russia and China are our ally in the phony war on terror.
Do not believe the administration or Russia when they assure you that Russia
is disarming. Do not believe the administration when they assure you they
have disbanded secret CIA prisons. In fact, these prisons are still in
existence and are still in use. Even in the US, the Bush administration
has many new nuclear war bunkers as well as excess prison capacity (built
off-budget for some future purpose, they won't say what). These prison's
purpose is NOT to round up illegal aliens. They have other dissidents in
mind for that.
- When the government assures us that habeas corpus is
still guaranteed for American citizens, don't believe them. When people
someday disappear into America's secret Gulag, there will be no habeas
corpus law to make the government show cause or even declare if they have
someone. The continued improper use of "national security" to
cover for secret court hearings (like the high profile "hearing"
of supposed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed at Guantanamo), not to
mention illegal surveillance and imprisonment without charge that is growing,
not diminishing. Even the media is complicit. There should be howls of
protest, but no. This week the reporter who blew the whistle about the
secret FBI wiretapping rooms he saw installed in a new AT&T building
said that not only did the government pressure him to be silent, but that
his employer (LA Times) did as well. What does that tell you about the
complicity of the media? Others have subsequent said that every major telephone
central has one of these. Nobody asks for a warrant and nobody shows a
warrant to go inside and listen in on conversations. The supposed FISA
control over this process is only for show.
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