The war cycles I’ve been telling you about simply must be taken seriously.
But they must also be understood in the right context. That context is the following: Not since the mid and late 1800s have so many different war cycles converged together at the same time.
Back then we had the American Civil War, then the Spanish American War, and the California Indian Wars.
Across the globe, we had the Taiping Rebellion, the Second Anglo-Burmese War, the 1853 to 1856 Crimean War, the 1854 to 1873 Miao Rebellion in China …
The Ten Years’ War of Cuba and Spain … the Japanese invasion of Taiwan (1895) …
And dozens more domestic and international conflicts.
And in the years leading up to the peak of the war cycles — in 2020 — we will see dozens more conflicts erupt all over the world.
Many ask me, “What kind of wars can we expect?”
My answer: Just about anything goes, from civil war to international war, to increased government spying on citizens … to intergovernmental and corporate espionage … to rising fascism … anti-Semitism … to natural resource wars … and even to war on your wealth and retirement.
Entire borders will be redrawn. For instance, on September 18, Scotland will hold a referendum on whether to separate from the UK after a 307-year-old union.
The Spanish province of Catalonia already wants to separate from Spain.
Italy has three secessionist movements underway: the Northern League and nationalist groups in Venice and Sardinia.
Quebec has been threatening to secede from Canada for more than 50 years, and my sources tell me a new movement is organizing to push through another referendum. In the last one, in 1995, Quebec lost by only one percentage point.
The U.S. is no exception. Movements to secede are now active in 35 states — yes, fully 70 percent of all in the union.
Included among them are active secession movements in Texas, California, Vermont, New York (Long Island) … Massachusetts and Maryland. The list goes on and on, and includes a total of 124 active secessionist movements.
It’s a sign of the times. And as more and more separatist, secessionist movements crop up all over the world, you can count on big government clamping down harder than ever before.
Why? Because big governments need the tax revenues of a larger and larger number of people, not smaller numbers.
But ironically, this hunt for money that — mostly the Western governments of Europe and the United States — are engaging in …
Is precisely why you can expect more civil strife, more domestic unrest and more secession movements in the future.
Just consider the recent Bundy affair in Nevada. It is simply outrageous that our own federal government would send in over 200 armed federal agents to boot Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked on for over 140 years.
This is a sign of the times. It’s not just Russia versus Ukraine … it’s not just China versus Japan … it’s not just the peripheral countries of Europe versus Germany or France …
It’s a systemic rising cascade of wars and civil and international discontent all over the world that at its root …
Is all about big government versus the people.
It’s going to get worse, a lot worse. And it’s the single most important force that you need to pay attention to now, and going forward.
It’s more powerful than inflation … more powerful than fiat money. Rising social discontent is more powerful that just about any economic force known to civilization.
As I said at the outset, the current setup of the war cycles — the way they are converging and ramping higher — has not been seen in at least 150 years …
And over the next six years, until they peak in 2020 …
They will lead to everything from civil war, to international war, to increased government spying on citizens … to intergovernmental and corporate espionage … to rising fascism … anti-Semitism … to natural resource wars … to entire borders being redrawn … and even to more wars on your wealth and retirement.
All this, combined, is also the single most important reason you will want to own gold going forward.
It is also, ironically, one of the reasons you will want to own stocks, lots of them, once the Dow Industrials and other major broad stock market indices bottom in their current correction.
The Feds may think they can seize one’s land — but it’s doubtful they will ever try to seize your stock holdings, which are the bastion of capitalism.
Right now, all markets are essentially trading sideways, with a slight bearish bias. It’s all part of the bottoming process — for gold and other commodities as well as the stock market — that I have been telling you about.
Stay tuned in, very tuned in.
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