Two Things About Coronavirus That People Just Don’t Get, And The Sad Reality That More People Have Gone Back To Sleep Than Have Woken Up

SD Friday Wrap: There’s no sugar coating this one…

I’m glad I started writing this a while ago because I’m fast slipping into a place I’d rather not go.

It generally involves throwing-up a little bit in my mouth.

Moreover, it really is getting harder and harder to stomach the fact that so many people are either totally duped or have sold themselves out for profit riding the Trump Train.

It’s rather disgusting.

You know who they are.

And I’m not one of them.

Therefore, I’m quickly approaching that point, once again, of “why do I even bother trying to help people understand”?

You see, whoever wants to be awake is already awake, for nobody else is going to “wake up”, and sadly, as well as pathetically, there were already more awake people before than there are now as so many have gone back to sleep, or, at the very least, are totally incapacitated by the Trump Elixir.

Dang shame.

That is to say, the Red Hats are still too babbling drunk on the Trump Kool Aid to even make engagement worthwhile.


Regardless, here are two random thoughts on this pandemic, in no particular order.

First, the “Open Up America Again” protests continue.

I think they will morph from what was initially freedom-loving Americans, duped into the streets to be used as pawns, into agent provocateurs, paid protesters, paid looters & rioters, and worse.

Think of the strings pulling Antifa, and how Antifa was portrayed, only this time the poster boy will be appearing on the political “right” and dressed in Red Neck garb of the uber-Patriot variety.

This, in turn, will get the nation to pivot hard left, out of disgust for the “protesters”, much in the same way “Antifa” brought disgust to those watching.

It’s all by design, and now that the literal prison walls are being built in earnest, and cheered-on by the very people who will be prisoners at best, next comes the pivot to hard left, most likely with the intention of getting the guns.

Secondly, why does it matter exactly where the virus came from, because, more importantly, how in the heck would we know anyway?

This is one MAJOR psyop going on, and at this point, it is totally moot and exactly what the Deep State Globalists want.

That is to say, the Deep State Globalists, such as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, want the sheeple to be distracted by things that aren’t provable.

Why is it not provable one way or another?

Because, as I’ve gone over time and time again, the US Military’s response to Covid-19 includes lies, deception and all sorts of things to pretty much do and say whatever the Deep State Globalists in power want to do and say, which includes telling the truth, or not, when it comes to the “source of the pandemic”.

And as if our own poop doesn’t smell, well, there’s this:


Probably nothing.

Or something.

But only a very few number of people know one way or another, and believe me when I say that’s a secret those people will take to their graves.

Finally, if you’d let me be so rude as to pivot myself and go hard rant, I’d appreciate it.

The hate (e)mail returns.

Not that I’m going to let it get to me, only, people are misguided, so please let me clarify because it highlights a typical problem the Red Hats have a difficult time overcoming.

Specifically, I penned this little article this morning:

Apparently people have missed my point.

Although that’s how the Deep State Globalists and Trump like it , you know, when the people bicker back-and-forth on trivial things.

So let me just take this time now to remind everybody (which is my point):

  1. She is not locked-up.
  2. The Swamp is BIGGER, not smaller.
  3. The Red Hats are even more doped-up on Hopium than the Obama Hope Smokers were.
  4. Government is bigger, not smaller.
  5. The people are less free, not more free.
  6. The government is increasingly authoritarian, as opposed to “giving back to the people”.
  7. Pretty much everything and anything that Deep State Globalist in Patriot’s Clothing, Donald Trump, said he would do as a Candidate for the Deplorables, such as myself, he not only has not done, but instead, he’s spit in our faces, sucker-punched us in the nether region, and poked us in the eye for good measure.
  8. I could go on and on and on and on, but what’s the point?

President Trump has put self over country.

Though this is not surprising because I think he was a draft-dodger too, so it’s like second nature to him.

If Trump has done one thing well during his “presidency”, and I put presidency in quotes because I think any US politician of any importance over the last several decades has been selected by Deep State Globalists and not elected into office, then the one thing President Trump’s done well is to divide people who may normally be on the same side and see eye-to-eye.

Well done Deep State Globalists!

You’ve duped the Sheeple again.

The gold-to-silver ratio has climbed above 113 again:

I wish I could trade an ounce of gold for even 110 ounces of silver.

I can’t, and please believe me when I say nobody can.

And I know some gold & silver dealers.

So I kinda do know.


Silver’s trading range is coiling:

The question is: What are we to make of price action in an era where what matters are not the charts, but what the market riggers are buying?

Gold couldn’t quite eke out $1750:

What I am about to say about gold applies to platinum and palladium, and it most certainly applies to silver, if not even more so: Gold has been bid, gold is bid, and gold will remain bid.

I’m talking about real gold, not paper gold.

If you’d like to use some unbacked, debt-based fiat currency to gamble in the rigged casino, then by all means, have at it.

I’m not going to judge.

But if you want real, physical gold or silver, then good luck.

For now, there is some available, but soon?

Will physical gold or silver become unavailable soon?

Egon von Greyerz seems to think that at these prices, they will:

I think Egon’s right, and we’ll find out soon!

I see gold reaching parity with palladium soon:

The question is, will palladium come down to low-five gold, or will gold rise-up to high-five palladium?

OK, “Hey Half Dollar, you wannabe market analyst, that’s not the question because everybody knows it’d be some combination of the two. The question is: How long will gold & palladium stay at parity?”.


Good question.

And what happens after the paper price no longer trades on par?

OK, “Hey Half Dollar, both of you geeks are wrong! The question is not what happens when gold and palladium reach parity, or what happens after that, but rather, what happens when the market riggers can no longer hold gold & silver at artificially low prices?”.



Good point.

That’s the question.

Because in addition to seeing a negative time value of money, just this week we’ve seen the paper price for a barrel of crude oil trading at around $-40.00, and if those things tell us one thing, it is that markets can get really wild, really quick.

So to answer the question, I’d say that whatever happens after the cartel loses control is uncharted territory because in the end, we’re talking about the end stage of modern sovereign fiat currency, post-Nixon Closing the Gold Window.

It’s been a while.

I’d also say that what happens when the market riggers lose control of the gold & silver market is I stick some movie-theater-butter popcorn in the microwave and get to popping!

In my opinion, platinum continues to look good here for the deeper-pocketed investors:

With all of the “money” that’s being thrown at the coronavirus, in addition to all of the money that has been whipped-up since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, how could all four precious metals not be a major flight to safety if not the only true flight to safety?

I think there will be regional flights to safety, as in what’s safe in your region, but globally, and universally?

Gold & silver in-hand.

And now, perhaps, platinum and palladium too.

Real estate?



Oh good grief!

How anybody ever considered the one sure thing that’s dying to be the safe place to go is beyond me?

But then again, I only kinda-sorta know about lemmings, so there’s that.

There’s a chance that even copper becomes a safe haven, a “poor man’s silver” if I do say so myself:

After all, there are worse things a person or nation could save in.

The June contract month for crude oil is under twenty bucks:

Unlike copper, there’s a limit to how much crude oil can be stored.

By the way – I haven’t bought a gallon of gasoline in over six weeks, and this is coming from somebody whose family owns an American 4×4 and an AWD Turbo-Charged Ricer.

Said differently, the collapse in demand is real, and so is the brutal reality of running out of storage space for crude oil.

On second thought, and speaking of storage space, here’s an idea that’s out of this world.

Pun and no pun intended.

The MSM and probably some Bitcoin Fanboys have all of these pipe dreams of mining space asteroids for gold & silver, so why not have Tesla partner with the Trump Administration, you know, in a national but socialist kind of way, to create a new strategic oil reserve, orbiting in low Earth orbit, which could be tapped by the United States Space Force when needed and as necessary?



Because everybody knows ‘Ol Half Dollar ain’t got not dang imagination, so if I can think of it, the plans have probably already been drafted.

And the Red Hats are gonna love it.

But I digress.

Yield on the 10-Year Note has been curiously pinned to about 0.6%:

Is that the sweet spot for 10-Year Government Toilet Paper?

I said it last week, and I’ll say it again: Holders of dollars take note:

The US dollar is still strong, relatively speaking, and stuff’s still available for sale, relatively speaking.

They do call it a “crack-up boom” for a reason, you know.

The VIX looks like it may be getting walked-down:

But then again, nobody but the minimal number of market riggers know the plan, so anybody telling you otherwise about the VIX has something to sell you or has personal issues of insecurity.

Usually it’s the former, but I’ve seen it in the latter.

It seems like “stock market all-time record highs by the election” is becoming a thing:

Of course, that thing has to contend with the “Deep State coup against Trump by means of crashing the economy to steal the election”.

Of course, both of those things require confidence in the current election system of the United States.

Here’s the question: Can America be saved and return to honest government and honest money before a very tragic revolution, or will returning to greatness come with a great cost, assuming we could even bear the payment at all, which, at this point, I’m not so sure about anymore?

Bottom line as we find ourselves here this beautiful Friday in late April?

It seems like the “coronavirus is no big deal” meme is winning out.

Additionally, the focus has shifted to the whole “origin” of it.

Therefore, I would proceed with caution at this point.

For neither of those things benefit the people.

“No bid deal” benefits the Deep State.

If the virus threat is indeed real.

“Origin” benefits them also.

So excuse me as I say –

Something is off.

And also odd.

About it all.

Isn’t it?


Stack accordingly…

– 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.

Paul’s free book Gold & Silver 2.0: Tales from the Crypto can be found in the usual places like Amazon, Apple iBooks & Google Play, or online at Paul’s Twitter is @Paul_Eberhart.