“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

Part I includes our stories for our first two categories: economy & financial markets and geopolitics.


Story #1: Secret Books and FASAB 56: U.S. Securities Markets Go Dark

FASAB 56 represents the single greatest increase in “the swamp’s” power since the ‘47 and ‘49 Acts that launched the CIA and the black budget. In effect, the policy turns the U.S. Treasury over to fund criminal enterprises and gives them permission to do whatever they want—in secret. It is essential to understand what FASAB 56 means. (Read Part One of Solari’s 2018 Annual Wrap Up on The Real Game of Missing Money, which brings together the critical documentation on FASAB 56 and the missing $21 trillion that citizens and investors need to do due diligence on Treasury securities.) FASAB 56 has the power to convert U.S. and U.S. citizens’ and pension funds’ cash investments in Treasury securities into taxpayer liabilities and introduces the prospect of an increasingly privatized military with Blackwater-style mercenary armies. These entities’ sphere of operations will potentially be on both domestic and foreign fronts, with U.S. states and other jurisdictions able to hire mercenaries to enforce the status quo—a scary end run around Posse Comitatus law. It is potentially an open season for false flags, covert operations, and the use of force—including weather warfare and other forms of disaster capitalism—to create fake realities and engage in asset-stripping. You must depend on yourself and those you trust to do this due diligence.

Story #2: U.S. Debt Spiral and Reserve Currency Pains

FASAB 56’s elimination of U.S. federal government financial accountability puts the dollar under strain. U.S. buyers of Treasury securities—the Fed, the federal government, and pension funds—are keeping Treasuries afloat while foreigners continue to sell. What happens next year if and when Social Security goes cash flow negative and becomes a seller of Treasuries? If the Fed picks up the slack, it will push the U.S. economy toward even greater currency debasement and price inflation. Meanwhile, accelerated asset-stripping is underway. We cannot allow Mitch McConnell to recast the beneficiary-funded Social Security Trust Fund as an “entitlement” so as to lay the groundwork for cuts and more outright theft. For everyone who still does not view the missing $21 trillion as real or personally relevant, Mitch McConnell’s statement should be a wake-up call. There is also cause for concern about pension funds—they were fully funded at the time of 9/11 but now are only 70% funded, and falling. It is time to hold the players involved accountable, get our money back, and make federal accounts transparent. There are several possible strategies—including common law offset, liens on assets, and holding the banks and contractors that run the accounts liable, not to mention more that are possible if state and local governments and courts will participate. We have the facts to offset their spin. We need to use the facts to create political leverage. We need to insist on a place at the table and must be willing to say, “Wait a minute, what about the $21 trillion?”

Story #3: Slowbalization: Recession Looms, Equity Markets Correct; Interest Rates Fall

The Economist has declared the “golden age” of globalization to be over—now we’re in “slowbalization.” Friction in the day-to-day economy is at an all-time high, and technocracy is wasting everyone’s time and draining productivity. There is no way that an economy can grow under such circumstances. Indeed, the rates of growth in government debt are greater than the underlying economic growth rates—a clear symptom that real growth is debatable.

A Confederacy of Quitters—The Plunge Protection Team Leaders Resign

The Plunge Protection Team (PPT) is the nickname given to the New York Fed-based Working Group on Financial Markets, which advises the President during market upheavals and relies heavily on the management of gold and other market prices. The PPT is chaired by the Treasury Secretary and also includes top officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). On May 28, two weeks after the prosecution of a JP Morgan vice president involved in gold manipulation was delayed (likely due to the VP cooperating with the prosecutors), the number one and number two members of the Plunge Protection Team announced their resignation. Two days after that, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin held an emergency meeting of Treasury’s Financial Stability Oversight Council, and late that same day, the financial press reported the resignation of the SEC’s Chief Accountant, followed the next day by the resignation of the President’s top economic advisor. Remember that when the SEC—which is responsible for transparency in the securities market—commented on FASAB 56, they raised no objections. However, if I was the Chief Accountant, I would not wish to stay or would be raising objections that could cause me to be shown the door.

Story #4: Technocracy, Farmegeddon, and the Reengineering of Land and Real Estate

The post-FASAB 56 world is starting to look like a kind of outer-space IG Farben, with the U.S. devolving into an all-liabilities-and-no-assets subsidiary of its parent holding company (whose governance is a mystery). The holding company is shielding all of the stolen money and assets from taxes and regulations—for all we know, it is now held digitally on the suborbital platform. The adoption of FASAB 56 coincides with what appears to be an escalation of weather warfare, both domestically and overseas, with steered hurricanes and tornadoes that may be engineered to ensure more central control over U.S. farmland and food. The average age of American farmers is high, with most family farms unable to afford significant losses.

Opportunity Zones—a tax shelter created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—are another strategy that is facilitating the transfer of real estate and land while helping to bring technocracy into the last mile.

In Europe, FASAB 56 may spur the creation of a much more independent continent. Did the masterminds of FASAB 56 consider the international repercussions of showing their hand so openly? Why would anyone want to trade with a FASAB 56 country? Bretton Woods is devolving, and it is only a matter of time before countries that have “had it” with Brussels start creating their own internal trading currency or unit of accounting. Recent events—such as the European elections—also signal a growing revolt against technocracy, which is rightly viewed as an attack on national culture and productivity. Both working men and wealthy businessmen are angry because, while they are still trying to function in a market economy, technocracy is destroying productivity, draining out hope and innovation, and killing the economy with shadow work. The technocrats do not care about the powerful role that a shared cultural intelligence plays in building healthy economies.

Story #5: Trade Wars: The Superpowers Bare Their Teeth Over Sea Lanes, Borders, Back Doors, and AI

The spat between China and the U.S. is nothing new, but what is new is that the Siamese twins are taking serious steps toward separation. Alibaba filed a major IPO in Hong Kong, and other IPOs are happening there as well. China’s largest chip maker withdrew from the New York Stock Exchange. Both China and Russia have made it clear that they want an alternative to the U.S. system for every aspect of their financial systems.


Story #6: Elections Signal a Rise of Nationalism and Citizen Frustration

The growing opposition to technocracy is also opposition to transhumanism. People recognize that transhumanism is embedded in the technocracy agenda—which is trying to shift us from a model that recognizes divine authority and individual rights to a slavery-plus-technology model where humans are just another natural resource to be chipped and tampered with. People’s objections to technocracy and transhumanism are expressed as “nationalism” in an effort to protect their individual culture and productivity. However, when viewed as a whole, their concerns actually cross national and class boundaries.

England: May resignation, rise of hard Brexit risk

Two symbols of the growing revolt against technocracy came out of Great Britain. First, Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is clearly anti-technocrat. It remade the political landscape in a matter of weeks—something that would have been unthinkable in the days of Thatcher. Second, Prince Andrew got on the BBC to announce that Brexit “makes no difference” to entrepreneurs. In other words, the royal family is putting its stamp of approval on a particular political direction. Clearly, anti-technocracy slices through all demographics.

India: Modi leading the rise of Hindu nationalism

Modi is a technocrat and has caused a lot of pain for ordinary Indians in pushing the adoption of technology, yet he is popular. With his promotion of Hinduism, he represents an interesting combination of technocracy plus religion.

France: Le Pen performs, and Notre Dame burns

It appears that the French also assume that the Notre Dame fire was arson. The French handling of the arson is a tribute to how much they love and appreciate their culture. President Macron, however, is the epitome of a technocrat. This is the man who declared that “there is no such thing as French culture” on the Verdun battlefield where thousands of Frenchmen died defending their culture. As Dr. Farrell says, Macron is a perfect example of what CS Lewis called “men without chests”—stuck in his head to such an extent that he can’t feel.

Australia: Conservatives Are Back!

The conservatives won in a shock election. It may have been rigged, but everybody in Australia is happy that it was!

Israel: Netanyahu wins; coalition collapses; new elections

Although Netanyahu won, he couldn’t put together a coalition. Someone appears to be fighting against Netanyahu’s Iran war agenda.

Story #7: Technocracy and the Rise of the Global Truman Show

Technology’s invasiveness gets worse every day. Perhaps we can derive hope from the fact that technocrats and their systems have no integrity—faced with zero integrity, people will have no choice but to push back.

Story #8: It’s a Mad, Mad World: Censorship, Disinformation, Entrainment, and the Weaponization of Populations

Disinformation, fear porn, and hope porn are purely entertainment—and entertainment is different from news or actionable intelligence. Solari’s business is actionable intelligence. Get smart about avoiding the disinformation and hope/fear porn—they are clever vehicles for shakedowns (think Madoff) and keep people passive so they won’t act (think QAnon). Also stop engaging with untrustworthy entities like JP Morgan Chase because remaining engaged means that, energetically, you are supporting them. Imagine what might have been possible if just 10% of JP Morgan Chase’s and the other large New York Fed member bank clients had stopped banking there after the financial crisis—it could have changed everything.

Mueller Report: Trump’s deal with Bushes and the Queen—Did the swamp win?

The Brits were undoubtedly behind the Steele dossier, but it could well have been MI5 or MI6, acting under their own steam. Whoever it was, Trump’s successful state visit with the Queen appears to represent a burying of the hatchet while also symbolizing the royal family’s reassertion of its behind-the-scenes power and the Queen’s risk management role for the Commonwealth. After the state visit, a number of people who appear to be connected to the Wiener laptop and related corruption were killed or died under suspicious circumstances—a brokered deal rather than a draining of the swamp?

Assange slow kill

The British and Pompeo seem to be intent on a slow kill of Assange. Are they afraid of Assange because he has more information than he has released? Does he have a dead man’s switch that is slowing things down? Seth Rich’s murder may have something to do with the situation.

Story #9: Oil Wars, Trade Wars, Economic Sanctions, and the Silk Road

Trump may be trying to pivot to North America, but he is also working to keep the unipolar model going (or make it look like it’s going). U.S.-sponsored sanctions and trade wars are making life difficult for many, with the possible exception of Russia, which is benefiting from higher oil prices. Do the increasing news stories about hydrogen-fueled cars, Lockheed’s fusion energy breakthroughs, and renewable energy mean that technology to wipe out the oil and gas industry is on the horizon? Is the current energy system going to be gone within the span of a decade or two? Does technocrats’ confidence come from their ability to control cheap energy? Changes in the energy system inevitably imply changes in the financial system; if both types of changes happen, Europe may be able to project much more power on the global stage, particularly since it has a consumer market advantage as well as a cultural advantage. Will London, rather than Berlin, start calling the shots? Looking at the Silk Road, at its best it represents a juggernaut in terms of human and intellectual capital—hope, not hope porn—but China’s hardliners are rolling out technocracy at lightning speed, and it is not clear how things will evolve.

In the U.S., the escalation of weather warfare has made the Trump administration the most anti-farmer administration in the world. Farmageddon is putting farmers out of business, but Trump and his rollout of farm aid have got farmers believing that he is on their side. It looks like Trump is doing a great job for the deep state!

Story #10: The Push for War—Secret Money for Secret Armies and War

Does Trump genuinely want war with Iran, or is he reading a script? Or are we looking at a Bay of Pigs situation where the deep state is trying to force Trump’s hand? No one—not the U.S., Israel, or the Saudis—can invade Iran and win. Right after Trump’s state visit with the Queen of England, we saw what looked like clumsy false flags against Norwegian and Japanese oil tankers. What kind of narrative says that Iran would attack a Japanese tanker while the Japanese Prime Minister was visiting Iran? Iran promptly declared a false flag, and the Japanese openly indicated that they were not buying the narrative. The CEO of the company that owned the Japanese tanker even reported that something flew into the ship rather than exploding below the water line. Merkel obediently endorsed the American intelligence opinion that Iran was behind the tanker incidents—but only after being filmed looking like she was under physical attack—perhaps from electromagnetic weapons?

There may be an antiquities aspect to what is going on in the Middle East, although this is not on most people’s radar. Iran knows more about where we come from than anybody in the world—does the push to invade Iran represent an effort to get our hands on their antiquities? Every country under assault in the Middle East in recent history—Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq, and now Iran—has an antiquities connection. The Chinese are fanatical about guarding their antiquities. Is the agenda oil, currencies, and control of the Silk Road, or do the technocrats and transhumanists also want to wipe out our history?