SD Friday Wrap: This rant has got it all, and it’s GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU MAD, so enter at your own risk…
It sucks being early.
And I’m always early.
It’s the story of my life: Always early, rarely wrong.
It sucks because you get laughed at.
It sucks because people look at you like you’re from outer space.
It sucks because people are oh-so-quick to slap the “conspiracy theorist” label on you.
Case in point –
One day prior to the United States government overthrowing the Venezuelan government, I put out an article posing the question about whether regime change in Venezuela was imminent?
And then came the onslaught.
“You’re full of nonsense!”.
“You have no grasp of reality!”.
“You just do it for click-bait!”.
“You’re just some two-bit precious metals pumper!”.
And then came the regime change.
The worst part about this regime change is that nearly every single person bought in to the whole stupid “organic uprising” bull-crap spewed by the US government and the US government’s liars and propagandists.
99.999% OF EVERYBODY bought into it.
And I do mean everybody.
Mostly I’m angry about the sound of crickets coming from the alternative media on this one.
You see, regime change doesn’t fit in with this whole phony MAGA thing, so all we get from the supposedly alt-media are crickets.
Because the alternative media has had it’s balls cut off.
There is barely anybody in the alternative media saying, “wait a second, I’m not so sure what the government is telling me to believe is correct.”.
Nor is anybody saying, “what I’m seeing on TV, YouTube and on Twitter might be fake, and that which is not fake may be spun a certain way to easily fool the sheeple.”.
Because nearly every single “awoke” person fell for this crap.
So much for being “awake”.
Just when you think there may be a sliver of hope, and just when you think that the people are finally starting to get it.
Brainwashed sheeple that is.
And they’re turning into mindless zombies.
It has bothered me so much, that last night I sat down and stated putting thoughts onto screen, and believe me, not one person would have been spared from getting torn a new one with the words that I’m about to let loose.
Not one person.
So I’m going to share what I wrote, even though it’s against my best judgement.
It’s that important.
Besides, I’m a firm believer in doing first, and if screwing-up in the process, then asking for forgiveness later.
Last night, I ultimately and abruptly stopped writing what I’m about to share because I started thinking, “why should I care about the sheeple anyway?”.
That’s another story of my life.
Caring about the sheeple.
It’s a curse, and it sucks.
Sometimes I wish I could just be an asshole, take some Fukitall, and then start lunging directly towards jugulars in this dog-eat-dog world.
Besides, living a carefree lifestyle in a perpetual state of ignorant bliss while downin’ a couple brewskies watching some football on cold Winter’s Sunday doesn’t sound all that bad.
Isn’t there a Super Bowl coming up sometime soon anyway?
The only problem is I can barely last two minutes in front of a television without vomiting.
And so I care.
As painful and as sickening as it may be.
That said, these words are guaranteed to burn everybody in a way that makes being stuffed into a microwave and cooked for 30 minutes seem like the nice relief of an air-conditioned room on a sticky, humid, hot, and muggy day.
What I’m about to say will make you mad.
Not that I haven’t likely already made you mad anyway.
So if you don’t feel like becoming mad, and yes, I mean mad, not angry, then I suggest scrolling down to the end of this rant because you will be offended, and this rant will make you mad.
RANT ON –
WRITTEN ON JANUARY 24TH, 2019, IN THE EARLY EVENING
Where are you alternative media?
Is this thing on?
Where are the skeptics?
Where is the investigative journalism?
Why has everybody bought the narrative, deaf, dumb & blind?
I’ll just put the obvious out there, and hopefully people will get it.
‘Cause I’m pissed, and I need to get this off my chest or I probably won’t sleep well tonight.
So I’m only going to say this once, and hopefully, people will get it –
Every globalist and Deep State swamp creature absolutely loves what the Trump Administration is doing to Venezuela.
As an added bonus, the globalists and the Deep State are laughing all the way to the bank because of the stupidity of the masses.
Genuine uprising my ass!
Because Venezuelans went through the protests and the uprising a long time ago.
And they lost.
Those candles will just burn down, and then they will burn out.
Because they’re worn-down, and they lost, and they will continue to lose until complete and total collapse.
The strong in Venezuela were either killed already, have fled, or they’ve become too weak to do anything.
- From diseases and infections.
- From malnutrition and starvation.
- From helplessness and hopelessness.
I’m sorry, but the poor, starving Venezuelans didn’t just collectively muster up Incredible Hulkian strength because they all-of-the-sudden reached their tipping point and decided to overthrow the Maduro “regime” with lightning speed, forcing both Maduro and the military into submission.
Here’s the trick, and it’s not even magic, it’s just dirty: The sheeple have been duped.
Nearly EVERYBODY has been duped.
OK, “Hey Half Dollar, everybody knows it was the military that turned on Maduro and overthrew him, not the common folk”.
Get out of here with that nonsense!
Then why do we get all those videos of “hundreds of thousands” of Venezuelans, taking to the streets “to protest the Maduro government and show their support for Guaido”?
Besides, you mean to tell me that not one single soldier during the exact moment of a military coup was killed, on either side, and that only a few protesting citizens of Venezuela were killed?
I’m smart enough to know the difference between a corn dog and crap-on-a-stick.
There must only be three Pauls left in the world, because it seems only people named Paul get it.
Two of them are true Patriots, and one of them is just an idiot who thinks he’s a Patriot, but Patriots don’t call themselves that anyway, so he is just an idiot.
Patriots just are.
The third Paul is just an idiot who knows too much like Syme, but didn’t get vaporized like Syme.
And no, escaping instantaneous vaporization was not by intelligence, strength, or wit, but by dumb luck.
What can I say?
The sensors seem to always go haywire every time the vaporizer gets near me.
But I digress.
Paul Craig Roberts gets it: Washington Has Appointed A President For Venezuela
And Ron Paul gets it: Ron Paul: “Maduro must go!” – President Trump Sucked Into His Own Syrian-Style War
Well, yeah, I get it, but simple things get simple minds.
Simplicity requires something, however, and I’m sure that 99.999% of the people can’t do it.
You wanna know the secret to simplicity?
And just plain getting it?
I’ll tell you –
You must turn off the TV, turn off the radio, stop watching Disney for Adult Men, otherwise known as ESPN, stop watching CIA produced movies, which is every single Hollywood movie and every major internationally-acclaimed movie, stop listening to popular music, unless, of course, you listen to the music of your youth only, which is OK because you were too young and malleable to understand MK Ultra anyway, stop watching popular YouTubers, and there’s probably more things that one must stop doing that are slipping my mind right now because I’m just too irate to clank it out on my keyboard.
OK, “Hey Half Dollar, you’ve really fallen off your rocker this time. The Venezuelan people came together to overthrow the evil dictator and illegitimate Nicolas Maduro. So chill man. Besides, it’s not that big of a deal. You’re makin’ a big fuss about nothin’!”.
Who cares, right?
I mean, the people of Venezuela were suffering so much, and it was all, and only, because of Maduro – the undocumented, illegal President.
And the United States was only ever there to lend a helping hand when a helping hand was needed.
Poor Venezuelans, but now, after you have risen-up and overthrown your evil government in mere hours, we stand with you.
We stand with you.
But don’t take ‘Ol Half Dollar’s word for it, hear it for yourself:
Los paralelos en el trato de EE.UU. a Venezuela en 2019 y a Libia en 2011 pic.twitter.com/pICj1FmVd6
— RT en Español (@ActualidadRT) January 23, 2019
Do you see now, formerly oppressed peoples of Venezuela?
You have nothing to worry about because the overflowing abundance of newfound Freedom and Liberty will last forever, and it was all brought to you by the utmost sincere kindness of the most benevolent of peace makers.
OK, “Hey Half Dollar, you’re just ranting, so could you at least get on to your point. I mean, you did say something about “globalists” and “deep state”, so get on with it already.”.
Sorry about that.
This has been bothering me a lot lately.
You know, kind of like, “hey, something’s not right here, don’t ya think”?
But nobody can hear, let alone see.
Or do the math to put two and two together.
So let’s try to do some math.
And I apologize in advance, because, well, you know – we all know that Half Dollar ain’t no dang mathematician.
But let’s try anyway.
Starting off with the globalist/Deep State seal of approval, we have our home team and everybody’s favorite 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Loser, Jeb Bush:
This is the right call. Thank you, Mr. President. https://t.co/z8kXsrmvxB
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) January 23, 2019
“Thank you, Mr. President”.
You know, for bringing Freedom, Liberty, and democracy to the formerly oppressed and suffering people of Venezuela.
Let’s see if you can recognize this guy, without reading the title or listening to him say his name when he swears his allegiance to the Queen:
It’s just like a regular Wet Willie, only with, well, a royal twist.
You’re gonna love it.
And you will love it whether you like it or not!
Just like we see Trudeau lovin’ what the Trump Administration is doing to Venezuela:
END OF WHAT WAS WRITTEN ON JANUARY 24TH, 2019, IN THE EARLY EVENING
– RANT OFF
So it sucks being early.
Let me give two more examples, because it shows how being early is just a matter of my life.
In 2010 I bought a (piece of crap by the way) Dell Streak.
It was an Android phone running version 1.6, and it had a 5-inch screen.
Everybody laughed at me and said I looked like a clown carrying such a big phone.
Yet what is the average size phone screen today?
Well, according to phonearena, most people have a phone with at least a 5.5-inch screen.
That is an example of the daily stupidity I face from being early.
Being early is not just meaningless either.
Take, for example, the downfall of the United States.
In 2008 I said only a non-politician outsider could fix the United States.
I was called an idiot, I was laughed at, and all those other “sucks being early” things.
In 2016, the American people finally got it.
But guess what?
It’s too late.
Here’s one last example: The Wall.
Guilty of being right.
That’s the verdict in this kangaroo court.
So I’ll continue to serve my sentence.
Because appeal is of no use.
I thought gold & silver would rally this week.
I thought wrong.
Now sure, we are up on the week in both gold & silver, but it was no rally.
Hopefully the rally can begin next week in earnest. Of course, that’s if you’re not a buyer here. If you are a buyer here, I hope you have the continued chance to stack at these suppressed prices.
The price of gold & silver is not their value.
The gold-to-silver ratio still favors silver:
I do think we’re still at the point where this is about as good as it will get for some time.
The golden cross in gold is, well, golden:
Technically speaking, when the average price of gold over the last fifty days is higher than the average price of gold over the last 200 days, that’s bullish.
Silver has one big, fat, beautiful candle today:
I think we take out $16 next week.
Palladium looks to be completing its pullback:
In a bull market you “buy the dip”.
Palladium just dipped.
Even platinum is showing signs of life to end the week:
Follow-through momentum is important for platinum here.
Of course, we really need all of the precious metals to follow-through with momentum next week.
I think we can.
Copper surged through its 50-day moving average to close out the week:
Looks like copper is climbing that wall of worry to me.
I was the first person to call the inverse head-n-shoulders pattern in crude oil:
I’m also looking for oil to be in the upper $70s by Spring or Summer.
The VIX is one of the easiest things in the world to suppress:
As the global economy gets wiped out, with the United States included, the globalists and the Deep State will simply back-off and let the VIX do it’s thing,
Because, you know, it’s all about that narrative.
For now, the mainstream narrative has been to say the correction in the stock market is over:
That is, just before the globalists pull the plug on the stock market.
I think yield on the 10-Year Note is rolling over here:
That means to look for interest rates to go down and bond prices to go up.
The economy can’t handle higher interest rates, but down the line, rates are really going to surge because of run-away inflation, whether the economy can handle higher rates or not.
The US Dollar hit my target:
Dollar bulls are going to be in for a rude awakening if I’m right about the dollar falling from here.
If there could be one key take-away from this week, what would that take-away be?
The week is not over.
There are two more days.
And we have a US government making a move on Venezuela.
Venezuela is not “fixed”.
In fact, the situation in Venezuela is about to get much worse.
Just like the entire global economy.
Including the United States.
– 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.