Will President Trump Go for Broke?

Are You Ready for The Art of the “New New” Deal?

by Lowell Ponte

On his Inauguration Day, Donald Trump may have become the richest President in American history. Only seven months later, he may be the poorest – not in personal wealth but in shrinking political capital.

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As Republican lawmakers and fellow business executives distance themselves from him, and as just-departed senior advisor Steve Bannon tells the press that “this presidency is over,” President Trump appears weakened.

But President Trump, if he stays in office, could have a huge impact on our politics. He faces an ongoing coup d’etat by the same liberal media that tried to elect Hillary Clinton by giving Trump $2 Billion in free airtime to beat Republican primary opponents. This manipulative media now baits him, and he reacts. Charlottesville showed a failure of imagination; he could, e.g., have called for putting up more statues to honor minority heroes.

Three surprising Trump options could change the game, however, and greatly affect your money, investments, and future. President Trump could:

(1) Become more of a RINO Republican who supports open borders for cheap labor, globalism, and ever-bigger government — a hybrid that is half-Trump, half-Jeb Bush – a “Trush.” Mr. Bannon apparently believes that key military-industrial-banking advisors around Trump are now implicitly pushing him in this direction.

This option would upset his populist nationalist voters who want to Make America Great Again, but it might firm up his crumbling GOP congressional support enough to pass economic legislation. An improving economy can overcome many other political problems by lifting all boats in society.

(2) Make Democratic lawmakers offers too good to refuse about trillions for infrastructure and social spending, more jobs, higher taxes on the rich, and pro-immigration reform. Trump was a Democrat and major liberal donor until 2009; this crony capitalism is how building gets done in large Democrat-controlled cities.

Democrats who used to clamor for his fat donations now insult him. But polling since the 2016 election shows that he would beat Hillary Clinton again. Democrats are unpopular, and as the old political saying goes: “You can’t beat somebody with nobody.” The Democrats – a geriatric kleptocracy — have nobody that voters want.

A Trump-Democratic coalition might bring the white working class and populists back to Democrats. The instant that Trump and Democrats embrace, the left-leaning mainstream media will halt their constant character assassination of him and declare that Trump has seen the light.

(3) Launch a third party, a Populist-Nationalist party, with himself as its head. When Teddy Roosevelt did this in 1912 with his Bull Moose Party, he split the Republican vote and gave Democrat Woodrow Wilson a small plurality victory; what followed was the progressive income tax and the Federal Reserve’s debased “elastic” fiat money that continue to cripple our liberty and prosperity.

Today many Republican and Democratic politicians are widely seen as sellouts to special interests – by both conservatives who want smaller government and by Bernie Sanders leftists who want outright socialism.

By “Trumpangulation,” the incumbent President could make both major parties compete to support him. He could make and take credit for positive economic and social policies. He could, with luck, win re-election.

Such might become The Art of the “New New” Deal 2020. Americans hoped for a deal-making president and may instead get a compromising one. But who knows how President Trump will go for broke for our nation’s workers, now that he is forced to play a hand with diminishing political capital?
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To schedule a fascinating interview with Lowell Ponte, a veteran think tank futurist, contact: Sandy Frazier at 516-735-5468 or email sandy@mystic-art.com .

For a free copy of Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte’s latest book, Money, Morality & The Machine, contact: David Bradshaw at 602-918-3296 or email him at ideaman@myideafactory.net .

The Moral & Monetary Arms Race of Modern War

 

By Lowell Ponte

The threat of foreign war used to unite a nation. A popular theme of Cold
War science fiction was that Planet Earth would come together if threatened
by aliens from another world.

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Today, however, the very real threat of nuclear war with Communist North
Korea has not slowed the effort by American Leftists to make domestic war
against President Donald Trump by any means. The confrontation in
Charlottesville, Virginia included some misguided idealists but created a
violent clash between two kinds of racist collectivist socialists.
North Korea’s American ideological comrades foment race, class, and every
other kind of hatred they can conjure to effect a coup d’etat against the
democratic choice of the people. The radical and media elite know that
America will be torn apart, as Michael Savage and others warn, if they use
gimmicks to remove President Trump.
Such an overthrow of a duly-elected President would trigger a civil war, not
by compromised Republicans but by millions of Trump’s working class
Democratic supporters who have spent their lives fighting while clinging to
their God and guns.
Could North Korea defeat us? Judging by the rush of rich people into foreign
property, rural survival homes, and gold, we should pay attention.
In theory, a single nuclear-tipped ballistic missile detonated high above the
heartland of America could generate an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that
could fry the computer chips essential to our cars, businesses, cell phones,
airliners, bank accounts, military weapons, and national electrical grid. This
might plunge us from the Modern Age back into the Stone Age in a
heartbeat. Rebuilding our civilization could take years.
In Don’t Bank On It: The Unsafe World of 21 st Century Banking, Craig R.
Smith and I show what could happen to your life savings, which likely exist
merely as blips in a bank computer that EMP instantly would erase and

destroy. In The Great Debasement, we show what a nuclear terrorist EMP
could do to world banking and our military in the Persian Gulf.
Less than 10 percent of our money exists as cash. Most is simply credit, but
EMP could render your bank account and credit cards instantly worthless.
Our modern economy would cease. What “currency” would you have to
spend if the electric current powering your electronic devices disappeared
for weeks, months, or even years?
The Heritage Foundation on August 11 semi-seriously offered its “5 Best
Off-Grid Currencies” to barter or use if such a crisis of powerlessness
happens: (1) “Distilled spirits…Moonshine…a great disinfectant and
preservative”; (2) “Ammunition…The Silver Bullet of Currency” for self-
defense and hunting game for food; (3) “Soap…[which] gives money
laundering a whole new meaning….a sanitary item that prevents disease”;
(4) Tobacco and Cannabis…Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em”; and (5) “Dried
Food, especially whole beans and corn,” which can be eaten, traded, or
planted.”
The Left’s efforts to dominate us have made millions dependent on
government, not on their neighbors or themselves. The Left has undermined
our pioneer ancestors’ most basic values – faith, patriotism, family,
individualism, self-reliance, and community. The Left has undercut our
national cohesion because, frankly, they want global governance and an end
to the capitalist American nation.
Those with our traditional values will reject the Left’s divide-and- conquer
tactics of hate and hostility as an anti-American Fifth Column.
The wise will join the millions following the advice of Ray Dalio, manager
of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, who says “Buy
Gold” to enhance our security as the North Korea risk rises. A return to
honest, proven hard money would help us to “harden” our computers and
national grid against EMP. We could again be a saving remnant for freedom
– a remnant whose savings can again build a bright, secure future, despite
our enemies, foreign and domestic. Such monetary and moral rearmament is
our best national defense.


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To schedule a fascinating “Gee Whiz” interview with Lowell Ponte, a veteran think tank futurist and former Roving Science Editor of Reader’s Digest, contact: Sandy Frazier at 516-735- 5468 or email sandy@mystic-art.com .

For a free copy of Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte’s latest book, Money, Morality & The Machine, contact: David Bradshaw at 602-918- 3296 or email him at ideaman@myideafactory.net .

Are You Prepared for an “Economic Eclipse”?

By Lowell Ponte

In 1504, Christopher Columbus was stranded on the island of Jamaica, where he and his crew were kept alive by Arawak Indians who threatened to cut off his food supply.

Columbus boldly warned the natives that his god was angry with them, and that on Thursday, February 29th, would demonstrate his power by devouring the Moon. That night the Moon rose blood red and grew progressively darker. The natives were terrified as Columbus went to his tent to talk with his god.

AR-170809592An hour later Columbus returned and told how the Arawak had been given one more chance. Almost instantly the Moon began returning to normal. The natives would continue to do his bidding until a ship rescued him months later.

Columbus was fortunate not to be dealing with the Maya of Mexico and Central America. Their astronomers understood the cycles of the heavens, too, and had their own almanacs predicting eclipses similar to the one Columbus accessed to know exactly how long this full lunar eclipse would darken the Moon with Earth’s shadow.

This August 21st millions will enjoy a solar eclipse as the Moon precisely covers the Sun’s face, its “path of totality” tracing across the American heartland from Salem, Oregon, to Greenville, South Carolina. Elsewhere, most of the lower 48 states will be able to see a partial eclipse….but take care not to look at the Sun with naked eyes or, worse, binoculars or telescopes!

The nights of August 10-13 will show that our calendar is actually a map, and that these dates are places in Earth’s annual orbit where we splash through a river of stardust left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. This stardust – bits of matter with the density of cigarette ash and size ranging from a grain of sand to a child’s marble – striking our upper atmosphere at 90,000 miles per hour causes the “Old Faithful” of meteor showers, the Perseids.

You should be able to see at least one shooting star per minute during these nights. Ancient peoples believed that these heavenly messengers passed through a window that opened in heaven, and that a prayer or wish said at that moment could reach heaven before that window closed.

If you live a more scientific, less wonder-filled life, then try this. Take a box or bucket, cover its opening with cheese cloth, and put it on your roof. After a month, go over the cloth with a magnet. The tiny bits of metal on your magnet will be the stardust of such incinerated meteorites…part of the 40,000 tons of cosmic dust that fall to Earth from space each year.

As noted in Craig R. Smith’s new free study of recent economic cycles, Crisis Timeline, our lives are influenced by more than the cycles of day and night, and of summer and winter. Scientists and analysts have discovered many such cycles that invisibly shape our world, from climate change to the rise and fall of economic markets. To see the future, look for the cycles.

Those unaware of such forces can be fooled, and taken advantage of, by those who are aware. Several of the most powerful economic cycles are about to converge, each at a low point.

“This is one of the worst convergences of negative forces in centuries! It could potentially batter the United States socially and economically. For the unprepared, it could be a disaster. For those who are prepared, it could be a huge opportunity,” Smith’s study warns.

“A negative convergence of just three cycles ‘came together in 2008, a rare occurrence leading to that disaster’ that cost the average American 40 percent or his or her net worth.”

Those who have wisely diversified their investments will likely survive, or even prosper, during the economic eclipse the next convergence of negative patterns could bring. Those who have not could be pulled down in an economic eclipse that may darken their future for years or decades to come.

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To schedule a fascinating “Gee Whiz” interview with Lowell Ponte, the former Roving Science Editor of Reader’s Digest, contact: Sandy Frazier at 516-735-5468 or email sandy@mystic-art.com .

For a free copy of “Crisis Timeline,” contact: David Bradshaw at 602-918-3296 or email him at ideaman@myideafactory.net.