“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.” ~Lao Tsu

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Franklin Sanders will join me next week for the precious metals market report. Franklin will walk us through what has happened in the gold and silver markets this year. We will discuss the current correction and how gold and silver prices may be impacted by the Fed decision in September.

We will also discuss the end of the debt-financed growth model and what it means to the outlook for precious metals.  Whether the fury at the Fed, the high disapproval ratings of the Presidential candidates, the growing concern about falling productivity growth, what appears to be an unraveling of Obamacare and the growing pressure to reengineer government budgets in the United States and worldwide — all of these matters make it clear that the costs of centralization, secrecy and privilege have become unbearable.

Franklin recently published a joke that I just have to share.

“It reminds me of the two old boys, Willie & Earl, who used to drive trucks together. Willie was being tested to renew his license, & the inspector asked him, “Suppose you are going down the long steep grade of Monteagle Mountain, and suppose further that your brakes went out. Now suppose that you look at the foot of the mountain and see 35 cars in front of you waiting for a railroad train to pass. What would you do next?” Willie never hesitated. “I’d wake up Earl.” Inspector said, “Wake up Earl? Why on earth would you wake up Earl?” Willie shot back, “Cause he ain’t never seen a wreck like this!”

We have never quite seen a wreck like the one into which we are headed. A recent report in Tennessee where Franklin and I live concludes that 50 percent of the current jobs will be replaced with automation. It really is time to rebuild our local economies, centralization be damned!

In Let’s Go to the Movies I will discuss the controversial autism documentary Vaxxed – what it is about, why the controversy, and why it is important to you to understand the issues. Essentially, if autism continues to grow at current rates, it will overwhelm the educational and health care system and have a devastating human and economic impact. It is essential that we figure out what causes autism and reverse the trends.

I will cover the latest developments in markets and geopolitics in Money & Market. Make sure to post your questions for Ask Catherine.

Talk to you Thursday!


“A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition’s night, an inspiration and a prophecy.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week Harry Blazer returns with his interview of Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power, in Milwaukee.

When you listen to Will Allen, you will hear a man modest in his presentation. But make no mistake — what he is attempting is essential – to make entrepreneurial urban farming work.

Will grew up on a farm, had an early successful career in basketball and then a second career in marketing for Proctor & Gamble. After retiring from the corporate world, he purchased a nursery and a farm in the Milwaukee area and proceeded to build an organization that grows food and grows farmers. Here is how Henry Ford Magazine described his operation in 2013:

“Today, Allen is the quintessential icon of the urban farming movement — a master farmer with more than 50 years of growing under his belt. His innovative techniques in seeding,vermicomposting and aquaponics have built the multimillion-dollar operation Growing Power from a two-acre farm in Milwaukee. Here, Allen still personally nurtures more than 20,000 plants and veggies, creates compost from more than 180,000 pounds of waste per week, raises thousands of fish of varying types and tends to an ever-expanding flock of chickens, goats, rabbits and more. Along with selling what he harvests to neighboring communities in need, he is equally committed to sharing what he knows. He is training urban youth in his farming techniques so they, too, can grow their own good food, wipe out inner-city food deserts and start building healthy, sustainable food systems for future generations. Already, these well-trained prodigies are running more than a dozen additional Growing Power farms in Illinois and Wisconsin as well as a dozen more regional training centers across the U.S.”

Harry thought this interview was so important that he flew to Milwaukee to talk to Will in person. I hope it inspires you to support Will and the entrepreneurs around you who are rebuilding your local fresh food system.

In Lets Go to the Movies, I recommend Allen’s comments on urban farming at PopTech2009.

It is the last week of the month, so no Money & Markets. Catherine will answer your questions for the Ask Catherine section next week.

More About Will Allen:

Henry Ford Tour Folder Article
Bio & Awards List
100 in 100 Flyer
Haiti ‘M’ Article
Press Kit
Will Allen on Wikipedia

The Solari Food Series:

About Harry Blazer

Introducing the Solari Food Series

Vital Soils – The Foundation of Life, Part I


“It is difficult for a man to understand something if he’s paid not to understand it.” ~ Upton Sinclair.

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Jon Rappoport joins me this week to explore a phenomenon we are all grappling with – communicating with people who believe in realities that diverge from our own.

Everywhere we turn there is an “official narrative” or “official reality.” That “reality” often diverges painfully from the reality that we deal with day to day.

For those who reject the official narrative, it is easy to wander into a maze of other realities, of which many are equally divergent from our own and more misleading than the official reality.

Spice up the mix with professional disinformation, “divide and conquer” media, and entrainment and subliminal programming and other mind control techniques, and then our human communication can quickly become a puzzle palace that challenges the best of us.

This is a topic that fascinates me – however, I find it difficult to generalize. Communications in passing conversation are quite different from conversations involving health or financial decisions involving legal and financial risk. Managing communications about divergent realities at a cocktail party is very different from managing them with your spouse. Given the complexity of our society, the fact patterns expand quickly.

If there is one thing driving productivity lower in our society, it is the complexity, frustration, and loneliness that can arise with communications in this Orwellian soup. It is critical that we each develop strategies for navigating the challenges of communicating effectively with family, friends, and colleagues. It is one thing to be “in the know.” It is another thing to communicate effectively with those who are not and don’t want to be “in the know.”

For many years, I have turned to Jon Rappoport’s writings, audios, and consultations for help to understand these issues and to remain coherent in the midst of the “psychic storm.” Jon consistently inspires me to create my own reality, rather than falling into the pea soup of the official narrative designed to harvest us all. We close with a review of the great resources he offers at No More Fake News to help you do the same.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review “Seymour: An Introduction.” Directed by Ethan Hawke, the film describes the life and philosophy of Seymour Bernstein, who abandoned a rising career as a concert pianist to become a music educator and composer. Bernstein inspires us to appreciate how music is one of the great communicators.

I will address the latest market developments in Money & Markets. Email or post your questions for Ask Catherine here.

Talk to you Thursday!

Related Solari Reports

The Power of It

Exit the Matrix

Entrainment, Subliminal Programing and Financial Manipculation 



“And Jesus answered Mary, saying ‘Ask what you wish, and I will reveal it to you openly and without analogy…” ~ Pistis Sophia

By Catherine Austin Fitts

In July, I visited with Ulrike Granögger in Lake Constance, Germany. I asked Ulrike to give an introduction to the Gnostic text Pistis Sophia to Alastair and Wendy Thompson who were visiting from Brittany for the day. We recorded the discussion and are posting in response to the question, “What is the Pistis Sophia and why is it of such interest?”

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Ulrike is a remarkable intellectual and teacher. I had the opportunity to attend her seminar on Pistis Sophia in in Assisi, Italy last year. I will be attending the sequel this October.

28-30 October 2016, Trento, Italy, with Ulrike Granögger
Seminar: The Pistis Sophia and the Christ Gnosis – Part II  

This seminar will look at the teachings of higher Gnosis in the Pistis Sophia and how they apply to us today. The higher Gnosis of the Christ acts as a field of Light redemption even before and after the historic time of Jesus. We will work on the Pistis Sophia text interspersed with extended periods of meditation and prayer. (Register)

Related Reading

Wikipedia: Pistis Sophia

Pistis Sophia: Text and Commentary