In the recent weeks since Donald Trump was announced victorious in his bid for the White House, the general sentiment among a growing number of ordinary Americans across the country have shifted to the idea that Mr. Trump can somehow turn around the derelict vessel otherwise known as the U.S. economy, and prevent it from sinking.
With daily sound bites covering how the “Post-Election Trump Bounce” has yielded a rise in the Dow by more than 1,200 points since Trump’s historic win, the announcement of Softbank investing $50 billion dollars and creating 50,000 new jobs in the United States, or the announcement of how the U.S. Dollar index is now at its highest levels since March of 2003, it’s hard to imagine why people wouldn’t be hopeful, right?
In the first video below I am joined by Bob Kudla, a financial expert otherwise known as the Trade Genius from www.tradegenius.co. Bob joins me for an interview to discuss concerns over how many Americans have suddenly slowed or stopped preparing for the looming global economic reset based on a false narrative being pushed by the media. If the sound bites like the ones mentioned above were the only information to report on the U.S. economy, perhaps Americans’ optimism would be justified.
However, because the media chooses to completely ignore large pieces of information that would provide the American people with adequate information to make informed decisions about how to plan for their family’s future, more Americans are at risk today than before Donald Trump’s win. As you watch the interview below, do not forget the words of Obama himself warning Americans from the FEMA Coordination Response Center in Washington DC on May 31st earlier this year. The following excerpt from Obama’s speech comes directly from the official White House website…
“One of the things that we have learned over the course of the last seven and a half years is that government plays a vital role, but it is every citizen’s responsibility to be prepared for a disaster. And that means taking proactive steps, like having an evacuation plan, having a fully stocked disaster supply kit. If your local authorities ask you to evacuate, you have to do it. DO NOT WAIT!”
After the interview with Bob Kudla, the Trade Genius from www.tradegenius.co, this post also reviews the scary statistics about the sudden drop in Americans who are no longer preparing for disaster, as well as a video detailing several facts about the economy the media isn’t reporting, but ones that all Americans deserve to know so that they can make the best decisions moving forward…
Is the prepper movement in the United States dying? At one time it was estimated that there were 3 million preppers in the United States, but in late 2016 interest in prepping has hit a multi-year low. The big reason for this, of course, is that the election of Donald Trump has fueled a tremendous wave of optimism among those that consider themselves to be conservatives, patriots and evangelical Christians. Not since the election of Ronald Reagan has the mood on the right shifted in such a positive direction so suddenly. But now that everyone is feeling so good about things, very few people still seem interested in prepping for hard times ahead. In fact, it is like a nuclear bomb went off in the prepping community.
As the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, I am in contact with a lot of people that serve the prepping community. And I can tell you that sales of emergency food and supplies have been crashing since Donald Trump’s surprise election victory. Firms that help people relocate outside of the United States have seen business really dry up, and I know of one high profile individual that has actually decided to move back to the country after Trump’s victory. It is almost as if the apocalypse has been canceled and the future history of the U.S. has been rewritten with a much happier ending.
Personally, I am quite alarmed that so many people are suddenly letting their guard down, but it is difficult to convince people to be vigilant when things seem to be going so well. Just consider some of the things that have been happening in recent weeks…
-The Russell 2000 has shot up an astounding 13 percent just since Trump’s victory.
-The U.S. dollar index recently hit the highest level that we have witnessed since March 2003.
-We just learned that U.S. Steel wants to bring back somewhere around 10,000 jobs to communities that lost them.
At this point there is an overwhelming belief among those on the right that Donald Trump is going to be able to do what he has promised to do.
And the numbers back this up. In a previous article, I discussed the fact that a recent Gallup survey discovered that the percentage of Republicans that believe that the U.S. economy is “getting better” increased from just 16 percent immediately prior to the election to 49 percent immediately after the election.
I don’t recall ever seeing such a shift in public sentiment in just a few days. Tens of millions of Americans have put their faith in Donald Trump, and time will tell if he will be able to deliver. As billionaire Mark Cuban recently pointed out, Donald Trump is like a number one draft pick that has not proven himself yet…
“I’ll analogize it to the NBA draft: He’s the No. 1 pick,” Cuban said. “He’s who we put our hopes and dreams with, and we’re going to believe in him. Right now it’s a little bit easier because we haven’t played a game yet.”
“There’s no reason to rush to judgment or come to any conclusions now,” he continued. “Let’s see what happens starting January 21 and go from there. I hope he’s a superstar, and I hope everything turns out the way we all hope it will. But until January 21, there’s no real point at going into detail.”
Let us hope that President Trump will be everything that people are hoping that he will be.
I would love it if 2017 is a year filled with peace and prosperity. That way I could write less about our economic troubles and instead do more of the positive stories that I have been sharing lately. And my wife and I could take some time off and just spend some time enjoying our quiet life up here in the mountains.
I don’t think that is the way it is going to go, but I do hope that the optimists are right. At this point I could start listing out all of the reasons why our economy is doomed no matter who is president, but unless you are already convinced all of that reasoning would probably fall on deaf ears.
In the following video, many pieces of vital information about our economy that the media is not telling the American people are reviewed. They are not up for debate, as they are quantifiable fact. The information revealed below most likely has a lot to do with why Bill Holter, one the world’s leading forensic economists made the following comment very recently in a post titled, Bill Holter: Every Society Is Only 72 Hours From Pure Anarchy:
“It seems by looking on the surface of equity markets, all is well. Under the hood not so much. Equities have rallied since the election in what they’re calling a “Trump bounce,” and the general sentiment among people has shifted to a thought process that Mr. Trump can turn the ship around.”
“As I wrote a week or two back, I don’t believe anyone can “fix” what is wrong. The best Mr. Trump can do is preside over the bankruptcy of the United States with some form of rule of law and fairness.”
Optimism and hope are good things without a doubt, assuming they are based on factual information or truth. When they are based on lies, and families have let their guard down believing those lies, those families could be hurt (or worse), as a result.
Tens of millions of Americans are completely convinced that we are heading into a new golden era for America just because Donald Trump won the election, and for the sake of the nation let us hope that they are correct.
But what if they are wrong?
What if the rioting, violence and civil unrest that the radical left is planning for the Inauguration on January 20th sparks a movement that plunges many of our major cities into chaos throughout Trump’s presidency?
I could go on and on, but I think that you get the point.
All of the things that myself and other watchmen have been warning about all this time are coming.
My hope is that the optimists are right and that the horrible events that are coming will be put off for as long as possible.
But I wouldn’t count on it.
A day of reckoning for America is fast approaching, and those that are wise understand the signs of the times.
THE VOICE OF REASON is the pen name of Michael DePinto, a graduate of Capital University Law School, and an attorney in Florida. Having worked in the World Trade Center, along with other family and friends, Michael was baptized by fire into the world of politics on September 11, 2001. Michael’s political journey began with tuning in religiously to whatever the talking heads on television had to say, then Michael became a “Tea-Bagging” activist as his liberal friends on the Left would say, volunteering within the Jacksonville local Tea Party, and most recently Michael was sworn in as an attorney. Today, Michael is a major contributor to www.BeforeItsNews.com, he owns and operates www.thelastgreatstand.com, where Michael provides what is often very ‘colorful’ political commentary, ripe with sarcasm, no doubt the result of Michael’s frustration as he feels we are witnessing the end of the American Empire. The topics Michael most often weighs in on are: Martial Law, FEMA Camps, Jade Helm, Economic Issues, Government Corruption, and Government Conspiracy.