We've been brought up to believe that markets go up and they go down but in the long run they make more money than they lose and they are the best place to put resources if you seek an increase in your principal over time. Unfortunately, due to the slipshod banking and government manipulation of currency in recent years, it is quite possible that a shock could come that would make the Great Depression look like a Sunday school picnic. And since it's not just an American problem but, rather, a worldwide concern, the world's sovereign powers find themselves so interconnected that every country finds herself on the same playing field simultaneously.
Everyone has been thinking that China is immune to most of the problems with it's huge trade surpluses and it's growing economy, but now even she is looking very shaky. This past week there was almost a default in their "shadow" market where the debt ratio was way to high for one of the large banks involved with the threat of default a distinct possibility. While the bank survived the scare, there are apparently many other banks in similar circumstances and even small downticks in the Chinese economy can cause disaster. And remember, China must grow in order to make employment for its huge growth in numbers of people, even with strict birth control measures in place. Even a centralized control state is subject to falling if the people aren't fed and housed.
Europe continues to think that the welfare state can pay for itself although some of its EU members are beginning to see the light. We in the United States are in debt up to our ears with no end in sight, particularly with the policies of the current administration and Russia, well, what can we say about Russia with a business climate that is totally corrupt with no signs of change under Vladimir Putin. The attempt at a democratic government seems to be failing quickly with a return to a more Soviet-style political operation and increased world influence appearing to be Putin's goals.
Looking at all of these things together, not to mention the developing country such as Brazil and India, it seems that all have one thing in common. They all rely on an inteconnected banking community which is largely responsible for many of the problems in the first place in conjunction with high placed government officials. Now I'm not a conspiracy theory advocate by any stretch of the imagination, but have you ever wondered why such secretive groups as the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bilderburgers are so loaded with financial leaders? Are they all directly related to the current efforts these days to establish a New World Order? Finally, are the politicians merely their pawns?
Pay attention, keep yourself informed and remember this: if what you see going on does not make good sense to you as an American, it probably is a problem. If you love your country and your sovereignty, stand ready to speak out and protect it. It's your duty as a citizen and an American.