I hope by now that you're taking the war cycles that I've been telling you about since late 2012 seriously.
Martin has been documenting the details around the globe. I work with the big picture, the cycles and forces that are causing the world's social fabric to come unglued. Domestically and internationally.
That's why I also believe that the war cycles must also be understood in the right context. That context is the following: Not since the mid- and late-1800s have so many different war cycles converged together at the same time.
Back then we had the American Civil War, then the Spanish American War and the California Indian Wars.
Across the globe, we had the Taiping Rebellion, the Second Anglo-Burmese War, the 1853 to 1856 Crimean War, the 1854 to 1873 Miao Rebellion in China ... The Ten Years' War of Cuba and Spain ... the Japanese invasion of Taiwan (1895) ...
And dozens more domestic and international conflicts.
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In the years leading up to the peak of the current convergence of war cycles — in 2020 — we will see dozens more conflicts erupt all over the world.
Many ask me, "What kind of wars can we expect?"
My answer: Just about anything goes, from civil war to international war, to increased government spying on citizens ... to intergovernmental and corporate espionage ... to currency and trade wars … to rising fascism ... anti-Semitism ... to natural resource wars ... and also, to war on your wealth and retirement.
Entire borders will be redrawn. For instance, Scotland will eventually separate from the U.K. after a 308-year-old union.
The Spanish province of Catalonia already wants to separate from Spain.
Italy has three secessionist movements underway: the Northern League and nationalist groups in Venice and Sardinia.
Quebec has been threatening to secede from Canada for more than 50 years, and my sources tell me a new movement is organizing to push through another referendum. In the last one, in 1995, Quebec lost by only one percentage point. The U.S. is no exception. Movements to secede are now active in 35 states — yes, fully 70 percent of all in the union.
Included among them are active secession movements in Texas, California, Vermont, New York (Long Island) ... Massachusetts and Maryland. The list goes on and on, and includes a total of 124 active secessionist movements.
It's a sign of the times. And as more and more separatist, secessionist movements crop up all over the world, you can count on big government clamping down harder than ever before.
|Big governments' hunt for higher and higher tax revenues is why you can expect more civil strife and domestic unrest.
Why? Because big governments need the tax revenues of a larger and larger number of people, not smaller numbers.
But ironically, this hunt for money that mostly the Western governments of Europe and the U.S. are engaging in ...
Is precisely why you can expect more civil strife, more domestic unrest and more secession movements in the future.
This is a sign of the times. It's not just Russia versus Ukraine ... it's not just China versus Japan ... it's not just the peripheral countries of Europe versus Germany or France ...
It's a systemic rise of civil and international discontent
all over the world that at its root ... is all about
big government versus the people.
It's going to get worse, a lot worse. And it's the single most important force that you need to pay attention to going forward.
It's more powerful than inflation ... more powerful than fiat money. Rising social discontent is more powerful that just about any economic force known to civilization.
Think Ferguson and Baltimore were racial issues? On the surface, that's what they seem like. But they have nothing to do with race, and everything to do with people versus authority.
Same for the recent incident at a pool party in McKinney, Texas last week.
As I have said all along, the current setup of the war cycles — the way they are converging and ramping higher — has not been seen in at least 150 years ...
And over the next five years, until they peak in 2020 ...
That means you can expect all kinds of strange things to happen. It is also, ironically, one of the reasons you will want to own stocks, lots of them, once the Dow Industrials and other major broad stock markets stage a much-needed pullback.
Why? Because the war cycles — even though they will also be impacting the U.S. — will send trillions of dollars to our shores, the U.S. being considered the safest country to park wealth in.
Right now, all markets are moving sideways in some of the tightest trading ranges in years.
But don't be fooled. The tightest trading ranges in years will soon give way to the wildest market moves in years.
Stay tuned in, very tuned in.
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