“In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind”~Edward L. Bernays

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, I am speaking to Jon Rappoport about Mind Control. This is a topic I covered in The Layman’s Guide to Mind Control. However, various kinds of mind control keep coming up as an important theme throughout many discussions. So I asked Jon if I could join forces with him on his quarterly appearance to help you learn more about this often ignored but very important topic.

In our discussion, Jon and I cover:

  • What is mind control – any why is it important to be aware of it?
  • History – from ancient to recent
  • Best books and movies – sources to familiarize yourself
  • Individual programming vs. group programming
  • Political control and financial profit – why mind control is so profitable
  • The mind control we all experience regularly
  • Breaking the spell: protecting and nurturing a strong, coherent mind
  • The benefits of facing and overcoming mind control
  • Where to begin


In Let’s Go to the Movies, Jon and I discuss the thought-provoking sci-fi film They Live. One reviewer once said that the Solari Report was where you went to “get your pair of sunglasses.” Check out the movie to find out what that means.

There will be no Money & Markets this week as it is the end of the month.

We will post on Thursday!


“We have to solve our own problems.” ~Charles Hugh Smith

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Blogger and author Charles Hugh Smith of Of Two Minds will be joining me on the Solari Report this week. His work has long had a special appeal for me. No matter what the topic, Charles makes a serious effort to look into the heart of things while integrating a wide range of material – from global geopolitics and finance down to the intimate relationships between people and our money in a world gone mad.

Charles and I will start with a discussion of “soft weapons” – the tactics used to exercise targeted force through legal and financial means or through media and digital systems. Increasingly, invasive digital systems and complex economies create countless ways of waging war without dropping bombs, as described in his recent post on the Ukraine, How the Empire Might Strike Back.   We will be talking about the Ukraine and other points of global tension as symptoms of the wider challenges of “peak everything” – more people, more competition for limited natural resources – and what you and I can do to navigate uncertain times.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the current developments in the economy, geopolitics and financial markets.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, we will be discussing Robert De Niro’s 2006 spy movie, The Good Shepherd.  A fictionalized description of the birth of counter-intelligence in the Central Intelligence Agency, it takes us into the historical roots of today’s soft warfare machinery.

Make sure to post or e-mail your questions by Wednesday!


“Prices have to go up and down but if it’s a rigged game, then you’re not going to get big pension funds etc. getting involved. They’ll say, ‘Boy this thing is too spooky for us to invest in,’”
~ John Hathaway, on the London gold pricing probe

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, we will post my Precious Metals Market Report interview with Franklin Sanders of The Moneychanger. Gold and silver prices rose in the first quarter and have started to move lower as the consolidation that began in the fall of 2011 continues.

What has been happening in the precious metals markets? Why so much high strangeness in the events around these markets? How do gold and silver market performance relate to what has been happening in the global economy? We will address your questions and discuss the road ahead. Please post or e-mail questions and comments by Wednesday evening.

For those of you new to the Solari Report, you may want to read What Percentage of My Assets Should I Hold in Precious Metals published in the 4th Quarter.

In Money & Markets this week I will review current markets and geopolitical events.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Second Opinion, a new documentary that has profound implications for the credibility of cancer research and treatment.

Talk to you Thursday!


In preparation for Catherine’s taking part in the Secret Space Program conference we are making her interview “The Breakaway Civilization Part 1 with Dr. Joseph Farrell” available to the public!

To learn more about the Secret Space Program and how Solari subscribers can receive a discount on tickets click here.

Solari subscribers can access additional content from “The Breakaway Civilization Part 1 with Dr. Joseph Farrell” and Catherine’s other interviews with Dr. Farrell at these links.

The Breakaway Civilization with Dr. Joseph Farrell

The Breakaway Civilization, Part Two with Dr. Joseph Farrell

Coming Clean, Dr. Joseph Farrell – Covert Wars & The Mysterious Strength of the US Dollar

Special Report: The Vatican Hires an Auditor & the Reinvention of Everything

Oligarchy & Their Fronts, a Report with Dr. Joseph Farrell


Break Away in 2014

“I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.”
~Elvis Presley

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Oh, good! It’s time for the 1st Quarter Wrap Up.

For those of us in the United States, the first quarter is a time when businesses file taxes and we prepare our individual taxes for filing in April. It is a time of accountability, a time to balance the books. We make an enormous investment in supporting government, but how is that investment working? There are lessons to be learned as we do our calculations and send off our checks.

This week, I will cover the performance of financial markets over the first quarter and examine how capital flows relate to the most important trends and stories. This includes the growing tension in our financial relationship with government.

Our theme for 2014 is “break away.” I will touch on the steps we can take to create our own future instead of contributing to a vision, which serves the interests of central control.

Because the government which collects our taxes is listening to our phone calls and tracking our financial transactions, I will review The Lives of Others (German: Das Leben der Anderen) in Let’s Go to the Movies. This is a 2006 German film about the monitoring of East Germans by the Stasi, an East German secret police force, before the unification of Germany.

Please e-mail or post your questions and requests on the blog by Wednesday.




The Transcript of “Reinventing America’s Homes and Buildings with Mat Stein” is now available to Subscribers!

From the transcript:

C. Austin Fitts: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to The Solari Report. I’m Catherine Austin Fitts. I’m delighted you could join me this evening. I am joined by a very talented individual, Mat Stein, who is the head of Stein Design and Construction.

He has had a remarkable history, leading him to become the perfect person for me to talk to about how we reengineer our homes and our houses for the world we’re going into. As many of you know, I had a government position in housing, and I was appalled at the disconnect between what we needed to do to live in harmony with the Earth and with each other, and what we were doing with the housing stock. It got much worse during the pump and dump of the city engineering and the housing bubble. I used to drive around America and just be terrified, because people were spending way more money than they could afford to build housing stock, which was inappropriate for the world we’re going into.

We are where we are. The question is, how do we get from here, individually and collectively as communities, to having homes and housing and buildings that really are in harmony with the environment and give us the kind of health and safety we want and deserve? So, Mat, welcome to The Solari Report, and I just want to thank you for all the good things you’ve been doing to invent all the knowledge we now need.

Mat Stein: You’re welcome, Catherine. It’s been a long trip for me, and thanks for the great introduction.


“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.”
- Confucius

By Catherine Austin Fitts

The signals are everywhere. The flow of inexpensive financing to fund larger homes and homeownership in America is coming to the end. Congress is proposing to convert Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to a coinsurance scheme. Real estate developers are talking about REITS and rental bonds. The Fed is laying the groundwork to raise interest rates.

But it is not just the financial developments inspiring change. Weird weather, tornados, hurricanes, droughts, fires, earthquakes, and harsh winters – they all inspire modifications to our homes and communities. And what about indoor pollution? An important part of preventative health care is making sure our homes support our health.

Join me next week for a discussion with engineer, homebuilder and author Mat Stein on how to start building resiliency into our homes and living spaces.

It’s the last week of the month, so no Money & Markets. The following week is the 1st Quarter Wrap Up – so please do start sending me your requests for topics you would like me to address.

Talk to you Thursday!


The Transcript of “Employment Statistics with John Williams” is now available to Subscribers!

From the transcript:

C. Austin Fitts: It’s my pleasure to welcome to The Solari Report, a man who certainly needs no introduction among our subscribers but is very widely known, admired, and, I would say, deeply appreciated for his work with statistics. You can’t possibly understand the economy if you depend on the official statistics; they have veered progressively further and further away from reality.

John Williams has a wonderful company. I’m a subscriber, and have been for many years. It’s called ShadowStats, and it is the premier website for hard information on the real facts of the economy. In anticipation of some of the things happening in the employment sector, John has agreed to join us today to brief us on the employment statistics, what’s really happening with employment in North America and what that means to the economy. So, John, welcome to The Solari Report.

John Williams: Well, thank you, Catherine, and thank you for having me.

C. Austin Fitts: I watch, very faithfully, your chart that’s up on your website at shadowstats.com, of the unemployment rate. Tell us what’s been happening with employment statistics recently, and then let’s track back as to how the official numbers got so far away from the real numbers.

John Williams: Well, I publish an estimate of unemployment that I’ll contend is very close to what is common experience; the way people used to view employment. If you were to go around the country and ask everyone whether or not he or she was employed or unemployed, you’d get a very direct answer. The average person doesn’t have to think much about that. The problem is: the government has a very set definition of employment that the average person doesn’t recognize, so that when you see a number such as the one we just got for February, of headline unemployment at 6.7 percent, although it was up a notch for the first time in some time, most people would think that the unemployment rate is much higher than that, and for common experience, it is.


By Catherine Austin Fitts

At Richard Dolan¹s request, we have made this Solari Report interview public after our subscribers have had access to it for the last month. Richard’s new book, UFOs for the 21st Century Mind, makes a significant contribution to a wider understanding of the UFO phenomenon and how it impacts our governance and economy. The book and this interview come with my highest recommendation.



“You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of a life’s process.”
~ Kahil Gibran

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, John Williams of Shadow Stats joins me to address the real state of employment and household income in the US economy.

This is a BIG issue. The 2014 elections are about to make it an even bigger issue. There are now over 100 million people in the United States receiving means-tested subsidy. The labor participation rate is at a 35 year low. And recent studies indicate that 40-50% of existing jobs are likely to be automated as a resulting of the application of new technologies.

How is this supposed to work? Does someone have a plan? If they do, I would certainly like to know what it is.

John and I dig into the “official statistics” to see what the hard facts are in employment trends and what it means for the road ahead.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss current events in geopolitics and financial markets. Post or e-mail your questions for Ask Catherine.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review one of my favorite comedies, The Full Monty.  When the steel mills shut down in South Yorkshire closed down and unemployment rate soars, a former steel worker turns entrepreneur to organize a strip tease show to pay off his child support obligation.

Talk to you Thursday!