Painters

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
~ Pablo Picasso

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on the Solari Report, Jon Rappoport delves into the subject of imagination:

“Imagination is already there in every person, as a potential. To put it in a slightly different way, imagination comes into being the moment you want it. Even more accurately, perhaps, imagination is imagining. It’s an action. When you want to take that action, you can.”

I’m one of those people who has an unquenchable thirst for Jon’s encouragement to shift my imagination into high gear. Mr Global has literally gotten a vast majority of the human race to forget the power of our imagination. If enough of us wake up and tap back into this power – watch out!

It may be that what people experience in their lives is the reality they continuously imagine. As Jon puts it, life is about the process of subconscious invention:

“I once spoke with a woman who had, for many years, struggled to win a victory in a just environmental cause. She was a veteran activist leader; and she had never won what she was seeking. She was stymied. I told her she had to imagine a new kind of strategy, and I gave her a simple writing exercise that would enable her to get outside all the familiar campaigns of the past. Within two minutes, she found what she was looking for. Which is to say, she imagined it. I wasn’t giving her knowledge or content or a system or an answer. I was showing her a way to invent something new, on her own.”

Jon’s teachings on imagination for the Solari Report now constitute a classic:

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Please join Jon Rappoport on the Solari Report this week. It’s Jon’s report so we will not have a Money & Markets segment.  Do post your questions for us on the blog!

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Jon Rappoport for the Solari Report

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“You can have my house, you can have my car, you can have my job, but you can not have my joy!”
~ Co-Pastor Susie Owens

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga) served in the House of Representatives with distinction from 1997 to 2003 and 2005-6 and was nominated by the Green Party to serve as US President in 2008. It is largely due to her work in Congress that we know as much as we do about trillions missing from the US government, sex-slave trafficking by defense contractor officials and the failure to achieve transparency and accountability regarding the events of 9/11. The shenanigans that McKinney managed in her 2002 defeat and 2004 re-election to Congress were documented in the Guerrilla News Network production American Blackout.

I have said many times that we have three pathways before us:

  • War
  • Depopulation
  • Change

Our focus at Solari is change. I have asked Congresswoman McKinney to join us on the Solari Report this week to discuss the REAL issues we face in 2016.

We need to understand what a successful United States and a successful world really look like. McKinney is one of the seasoned leaders who has been in the fray, grappled with the issues and is helping people create a practical vision. She is brilliant and shoots straight – so be prepared for a much more informative discussion than you are used to hearing from “entertainment politics.”

Congresswoman McKinney is also the author of Ain’t Nothing Like Freedom and editor of The Illegal War on Libya.

In our Let’s go to the Movies segment, I will review Netflix’ new documentary on one of the great performers of the last generation: Nina Simone.

Simone left the United States in 1970 with good reason to be concerned for her safety. The film is a sobering reminder of the importance of not losing your love in the face of the evil in this world – something Congresswoman McKinney and I have grappled with a lot! The documentary is also a remarkable introduction to this extraordinary musician and her artistic contribution.

There will be lots more on current markets and geopolitics in our Money & Markets segment. If you’re not a Solari Report subscriber yet, you can learn more about becoming one here.

Talk to you Thursday!

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“An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; a villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards.”
~ John Locke

This week on the Solari Report I will talk with Jordan Eliseo, chief economist of ABC Bullion, leading Australian precious metals and bullion specialist.

Jordon’s breadth of experience in securities, commodities and financial planning gives him a unique perspective on the role of gold and silver in an integrated portfolio strategy.

Jordan has worked in the financial industry in both Sydney and London, and ran a successful investment fund  He is the author of Dire Straits: Money for Nothing–Debt for Free. Jordan holds a BA in Banking and International Finance from Flinders University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA. He also holds the Diploma in Financial Planning (Financial Services) with specialist SMSF accreditation.

Jordan will update us on the Australian economy in addition to recent events in the precious metals market and Asia’s growing role in the gold and silver markets. For subscribers interested in holding precious metals “Down Under,” we will cover the options offered by ABC Bullion to citizens from North America, Europe and New Zealand. You will find Jordan’s slides and charts in the subscriber section when we post the interview.

For Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.  Commodities prices may be down, but geopolitical competition to control natural resources is on the rise. Quantum of Solace offers an important insight on some of the more fashionable tactics used to exercise control.

Given recent developments, we will have plenty to talk about in Money & Markets. Talk to you Thursday!

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Highway

“Nowadays, people will go anywhere to avoid paying tax. A quick visit to Lichtenstein, Monaco, maybe Jersey; empty the vaults of private wealth, and you could write off the world’s debt. In a day, in an hour, in a minute. Three-quarters of the world’s cash is hidden away in places exactly like this.”  ~CIA agent in Turks & Caicos, Part II of The Worricker Trilogy

by Catherine Austin Fitts

There is a war going on – between the forces of control and conquest and the forces of collaboration and creation.  History teaches us that the civilizations which win at either generally get their infrastructure right. In fact, infrastructure may be the difference between the life and death, the prosperity and poverty of a civilization.

The United States has spent a great deal of money on infrastructure in recent decades and much of this spending relates to control and conquest. US telecommunications infrastructure is less reliable (and more expensive) than that of other developed countries – but it permits the NSA and a variety of private parties to collect and access intelligence. US software is often buggy, but “trapdoors” provide access to intelligence agencies.  In many areas, US roads and bridges are badly in need of repair, but we have poured significant sums into secret underground bases.

The United States has also developed a reputation for destroying infrastructure – whether destroying that of Iraq or other countries we invade – or decimating global communities with predatory lending and financial speculation which cause severe dislocations in local capital allocations.

Frustrated with the US, the IMF, the World Bank and traditional global financial institutions, the developing world is taking matters into its own hands by launching and financing mechanisms for significant infrastructure investment.

The BRICS nations are acutely aware that prosperity and environmental responsibility depend on significant and cost-effective investment in infrastructure. Opportunities to improve global connections – via air, rail, roads, pipeline, phone, or space – and to integrate new materials and technologies beckon.

China’s successful launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has brought these questions front and center. In this week’s Second Quarter Wrap Up, I will explore this subject and its implications for US leadership.

The United States has produced a generation of leaders who have risen to power by cashing in on globalization – on natural resources in the developing markets and cheap debt – and relying heavily on the superiority of our weaponry. If you look at what must be done to succeed on the road ahead, we can ill afford such leadership now. As The Economist stated recently, “America’s aristocracy is calcifying.”

The BBC’s outstanding, three-part series from David Hare, The Worricker Trilogy, offers entertaining insights on this subject. In the series, The Gladstone Group, a syndicate of New Jersey businessmen and investors, are grossly over-billing the CIA for the construction of secret torture and rendition sites. A portion of this “padding” provides kickbacks to a global foundation to be launched by the British prime minister upon retirement (shades of Tony Blair?). This foundation’s stated goals are “humanitarian works.”

The Worricker Trilogy raises a critical question. We have piled up trillions of dollars in offshore havens and the bond markets. Now we must reinvest this money in the real economy. However, the real economy cannot produce significant returns without significant infrastructure. The long-term bull market in bonds and quantitative easing are over.

Political kickbacks schemes may have worked for engineering the financial coup d’etat and accessing natural resources and privatizations in the developing and frontier markets. However, it will not work for reinvesting in strategic infrastructure investment that Mr. Global wants going forward. Nor will skimming from Mr. Global (as opposed to for Mr. Global) be tolerated.

China’s leadership has primarily been trained as engineers. Engineers build bridges, high-speed trains, power and desalination plants and spaceships.

The US leadership largely consists of wealthy lawyers. Lawyers make rules, pass laws and litigate – and some of their laws create tax loopholes to fund global foundations and endowments.

Which do you think we need?

This week, I will also discuss Q2 news stories and financial markets.

Talk to you Thursday! If you’re not a subscriber yet, learn more about becoming one here.

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