A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational. St. Thomas Aquinas
Psychological Deception Wall Street’s Weapon of Choice
Why, because these weapons are very easy to deploy, cost very little and are ignored by the masses. This creates a win-win situation for the big players as such tricks can be employed for decades to come. In fact, if one goes back in time, one can see that similar strategies were employed during the times of the tulip mania.
It is possible if one takes the right actions to make money and remain relatively unscathed in such an environment. One cannot say the same for the masses because they are walking with their eyes wide shut. In other words, they do not see what’s happening; their heads are stuck in the sand. They are oblivious to what’s going around, and if you try to warn them, they are apt to strangle you. This situation is strikingly similar to “Plato’s allegory of the cave.”
It is being used ubiquitously to control the masses and their perceptions. The goal is to alter the perception; modify the perception, and you change reality. In other words, if one alters the angle of observation what was once deemed to be a lie can be twisted and made to appear as the truth. To deal with this kind of manipulation you have to refrain from accepting data, the media tries to shove down your throat, in the hopes of altering your perception.
Almost all the information you can glean from commercial outlets should be examined from a contrarian perspective. You need to start positioning yourself to be in the land of neutrality when it comes to taking a stance. One should be able to look at the situation from all angles without getting attached to the picture one observes from a particular angle.
Do not commit yourself to a Position; be open to change
When you commit yourself to a certain position, you hamper your ability to see the full picture as you have willing reduced your range of observation by 50%. One can apply this principle to the stock markets. How would you do this? You should not forcefully commit yourself to one camp; the perm-bull or the perma-bear camp, for in doing so you only have access to 50% of the data;
Data is there to be used not to be blocked, and that is where the top players are getting the masses; they are forcing them to make permanent choices or take permanent positions that are detrimental to their welfare. The players doing the pushing though are not plagued with these handicaps; they easily navigate from one camp to another, never forming any attachment with any of these camps.
Economic & Psychological Deception via Hot Money
This complete economic recovery has been funded via debt. Some experts state that the Fed is throwing 2-3 dollars to generate 1 dollar in returns. No regular business would survive for long if they employed this methodology; such restrictions do not bind the Fed. They can create five dollars with the same ease they can create five billion.
To control a beast, you need to make that animal feel helpless; once it feels helpless it enters it a stage known as “learned helplessness”, and in this state even the most ferocious of beasts become docile. Experiments have shown that once rats are made to feel helpless and then put into a pool of water, they give up and drown rather quickly. Instead of swimming for hours and hours trying to live, they usually give up almost immediately and drown.
Central bankers are utilising the same strategy
However, this time, they are working with human test subjects and not mice; the goal here is to push the majority into a state of helplessness, and if you look around we are almost there. Nobody seems to want to resist; compare today’s resistance to that of the ’50s, 60’s, ’70s, ’80s, etc. and it appears pathetic in nature. Individuals need to understand that hot money is not going away because the masses are not making an issue of it; they are quiet, so the raid will continue.
It is going to get even hotter; it is going to get so hot that we will not bother getting into the details now; you will not believe us at this point. As we get closer to these levels, we will address them in more detail. Moreover, you are right; this experiment will not end well, but even more important is that no one knows when it will end. It will only end when the masses have had enough, but what if you can control or alter their perception of what they deem to be “enough”; then the word takes on a whole new meaning.
Since we went off the Gold standard, the Fed’s primary function has not been to control interests rates for the benefit of the masses. Their goal has been to use interest as a weapon to trigger boom and bust cycles. The masses still don’t understand what is going on and with the passage of each day, fewer and fewer individuals know the dangers of Fiat. It took roughly 100 years for the debt to go from 0 to 1 trillion dollars, now we add that amount to the debt each year.
It is insane, but the masses are silent, and who knows when they will finally decide enough is enough. So far, everyone that has attempted to place a date and time on the masses snapping out of their slumber has been proven wrong. One can assume that this experiment will continue for quite a while and with no resistance, the Feds will continue to flood this market with money. In such an environment, one should view sharp corrections as buying opportunities, and it might be prudent to allocate a portion of one’s fund to precious metals, just in case, we experience a “black swan” type event.
A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.