SD Friday Wrap: The “markets” are returning to normal, but little do participants know that patience on Main Street is about to boil over…
Things are getting interesting.
That’s for sure.
America has escaped the civil unrest, looting and worse, and it has indeed been much more civil than I imagined.
The people really must be scared crapless or something.
I’ve heard stories of how it is, and, well, yeah, it does suck.
I know a person who works in a public hospital that has been designated the Covid-19 hospital for a major Mexican city (not Mexico City).
Word is infected people between the ages of 40 – 60 are dying of heart attacks, and the youth (“jovenes”) are dying of brain aneurysms, and all day long, three go up, four come down dead, then two go up, and three come down dead, and so on, and so forth, so sure, this is one of those things that you really don’t want to catch because until we know more about this little bugger, we just don’t know what we’re up against.
That, I know.
I do know a little: I was talking about “asymptomatic viral shedding” (those words exactly) before that was even a thing with regards to Covid-19, (specifically the January 24th episode of Silver Doctors Live if you want to see it), and I’ve also been asking about things such as “what if this is a chronic infection”?
Now others are asking that too.
How come I get it?
Besides, I’m not blinded by science.
I’m too smart to understand it, and too dumb to make it sound like I do.
I did, however, have the pleasure, or pain, of working on the CDC’s National HIV & STD Hotline, as well as the NIH’s National Vaccine Information Hotline, so I do kinda know a thing or two about public health and diseases.
And, for what it’s worth, which isn’t much, really, from what I can tell, there’s either not a whole lot that is known about this virus, or, possibly even more likely, it is a manmade virus and much is known about it, but we’re not privy to that information.
Needless to say, some people have reached their limit.
Well, I generally find people annoying anyway, so I’m actually doing quite well, and if the Army taught me one thing, it’s that I can wait forever, and if the Army taught me another, it’s that nothing lasts forever, so really, it’s no big deal.
It just is.
I feel healthier too, now that I’m not bumping elbows with the Walmart Zombies who shouldn’t really even be driving a car yet somehow have a license to swerve an electric cart down the isles like they were Mario Andretti before they turned.
But I digress.
I hope you’re doing well.
People are losing their crap along with their incomes.
Many people are eating up all of their food and are dependent on hand-outs for subsistence.
I am blessed, or cursed, yes, and I do give, if you must know, and believe it or not, I do have a point to make: We CANNOT get through this WITHOUT civil unrest.
It doesn’t work like that.
Here’s how it works: Evil people turn into corrupt people, corrupt people turn into politicians, and politicians unleash their evil on the people.
So we just get off, scot free?
I don’t think so.
It could turn into some type of race war, such as “blacks were left to die in the hospital waiting room while the white people got treatment, or vice-versa”.
Or it could turn into a nationality war, such as “Illegal immigrants are dying with their US-born toddlers in arms because they were too scared to go to the hospital for help, or vice-versa”.
Or it could turn into an age war, such as “they pulled the ventilator from my 61 year-old dad to give to some 20 year-old kid, or vice versa”.
Or it could turn into a sex war, such as “they let my mom die because they were saving the last ICU beds for men, or vice-versa”.
And it could turn into all of those things in an instant, much like the price of oil, although the outcome of what I’m talking about would be much more negative.
I’m not being racist here, or sexist here, or anything, really, for I’m just making a point, and another one would be that it doesn’t even matter if those things are truth or lies, spoken by legitimate people or agent provocateurs, because in the end, the belief in the narrative is all that matters in getting to the desired outcome of riots, or worse.
Here’s why: SOMEBODY is responsible for this, as far a tribe mentality goes, so we must BLAME SOMEONE OR SOME THING, in my opinion.
China doesn’t cut it.
Besides, China’s too far away, and there’s just too much dang pent-up aggression to release from something that’s been building-up anyway.
People take the path of least resistance for a reason, you know.
So, hypothetically speaking, I, the victim in all of this, who just lost my brother to the virus because they ______________, and I’ve got not a penny to my name and can’t pay any of my bills this month because my unemployment check keeps getting held-up because my freakin’ ex-employer checked the wrong box and now I’ve got to figure out how to appeal a denied claim, while the only food bank I can find in my city requires pick-up by vehicle only, which I don’t even have anyway, must put up with this crap?
I’m gonna go out and get me some of mine!
And, to make my point clear, that hypothetical VICTIM will look for whatever the most direct scapegoat is, so the point in all of this is it’s really a universal narrative, and people are starting to get really, really angry right about now, about all of this.
Before, they were afraid, which is understandable, but now, with all of the protests going on, they’re emboldened, and even more alarming, they’re getting mad, and they’re filling with rage.
Furthermore, I’m talking about natural progression here, where the first few people begin to slowly go back out into public, but not in any kind of “safety in numbers” sense, but rather, in a slow trickle.
For all we know, the Deep State Globalists could have something very big planned for this weekend.
After all, Canada recently had it’s worst mass shooting, ever, and what does Globalist Trudeau announce today?
Nothing less than a total BAN, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, on ALL “military-style” weapons.
So, yeah, I think it’s a pipe dream for the “re-open” crowd, at least without blood and fire in the streets to go along with that newfound “freedom”.
After all, and above all, if the Deep State Globalists’ goal is to destroy America, which I think is in-fact the Deep State Globalists’ goal, then why the heck not say, “okay, go on back to your business”, but then unleash pure chaos in the streets?
That’s what I think could really be coming.
Betcha can’t guess where the gold-to-silver ratio is?
Still in its current allowable range between 110 and 115.
Yesterday’s smash in silver succeeded in getting the white metal’s fraudulent paper price to a 14-handle:
While impressive, it’s not a negative 14-handle.
That would be impressive.
Absolutely nothing has changed with gold:
Gold has been bid, gold is bid, and gold will remain bid.
Platinum’s banging around in a sideways choppy channel:
I don’t think the bottom’s ready to fall out.
Palladium’s chart, however, is looking pretty darn bearish in the short term:
But do the technicals matter right now?
Copper really likes $2.30:
Everybody is so sure demand for copper is going to collapse, but not if I’m right about the crack-up boom.
Besides, I find that, generally speaking, most of the people are wrong most of the time.
What they’re not wrong about right now, however, is the collapse in oil demand:
Here’s a little secret too: If nobody wants to buy it, the price is zero.
If I’m right about the re-opening, get ready for Vixpocalypse, Part II:
Or was it VIXamageddon?
Whatever it was, could they at least bring some excitement back into the “markets” since there’s not much of it elsewhere right now?
Look how close the stock market is to all-time record highs:
Fed’s got the market’s back, do they?
Remember – the Fed doesn’t open it’s books, and even if it did, they wouldn’t show us the real books anyway, and they can make just as much money for their buddies on Wall Street on the downside as they can on the upside, so it really just comes down to a matter of where they’re getting the most pleasure from – euphoria, or pain?
Like the gold-to-silver ratio at 113, for one reason or another, there’s something curious about 0.6% yield on the 10-Year Note:
If I had to make a guess one way or another as to the direction of yield on the 10-Year Note, since we know they all just love riots in the streets, I would say a plunge in yield as people make the “flight to safety” into bonds (along with spiking fear and crashing equities).
Either way, they sure have turned the dollar into a nail-biter:
I think those milkshake guys are about to realize they’ve drank spoiled milk.
Bottom line as we find ourselves here this beautiful first day of May?
I just don’t see how we get through this without the civil unrest.
Just think about everybody’s favorite recycled meme of late.
They like to say, “never let a good crisis go to waste”.
But what if there’s no crisis in America’s streets?
The kind that brings the looting & riots?
Well now, they gotta make one.
They don’t have to do much.
It’s only really a spark.
And then, well.
– Half Dollar
About the Author
U.S. Army Iraq War Combat Veteran Paul “Half Dollar” Eberhart has an AS in Information Systems and Security from Western Technical College and a BA in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul dived into gold & silver in 2009 as a natural progression from the prepper community. He is self-studied in the field of economics, an active amateur trader, and a Silver Bug at heart.