Supply Chain Problems Will Persist Because The System Is Being Sabotaged

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, the executive vice president of UPS asserted that “regionalization” of the supply chain is critical to economic stability as geopolitcal conflicts expand. The word “regionalization” is basically a code word to describe decentralization, a concept which the UPS representative obviously did not want to dive into directly. Almost every trade expert and industry insider is admitting that supply chain problems are going to persist into the foreseeable future, and some are starting to also admit (in a roundabout way) that localized production and trade models are the key to survival.

This is something that I and many other alternative economists have been talking about for a decade or more. The globalist dynamic of interdependency is a disaster waiting to happen, and now it’s happening. Without decentralized mining of raw materials, local manufacturing, locally sourced goods, local food production and locally integrated trade networks there can be no true stability. All it takes for the system to implode is one or two crisis events and the economy’s ability to meet public demand stagnates. The system doesn’t completely stop, but it does slowly shrivel and degrade.

The war in Ukraine has been the go-to scapegoat the past few months for supply chain disruptions, but these issues started long before that. Years of central bank stimulus and fiat money creation have triggered the inevitable landslide of inflation/stagflation that alternative economists have been warning about.

Price inflation is a direct contributor to production declines and supply chain disruptions because costs continually rise for manufacturers. Also, wages of workers cannot keep up with rising prices, inspiring many employees to quit and look for work elsewhere, or attempt to live off of government welfare. All of this leads to less supply, or slower production and thus, even higher prices.

We were right, the mainstream media was wrong (or they lied).

New York Times contributor Paul Krugman claimed that “no one saw this coming” when he was recently forced to admit that he was wrong on inflation. This is the same thing MSM economists said after the credit crash of 2008. It was a lie back then and it’s a lie now. Plenty of people saw it coming; we’ve been repeating our warnings for years, but they didn’t want to listen or they did not want us to be heard.

Krugman is perhaps the worst and most arrogant economist/propagandist in the US, and though he belatedly acknowledged the inflation and supply chain threat after arguing for the past two years that it was “transitory,” he now claims that the traditionally accepted indicators of recession “don’t matter” anymore and that there is no downturn. How many times can this guy be proven ignorant and still keep his job?

It’s this kind of disinformation that keeps the public in the dark on what is about to happen. Maybe it’s because of stupidity and ego, or maybe it’s a deliberate attempt to keep the population docile (I say it is deliberate), but in either case the American people are being put in great danger when it comes to the false narrative on inflation and the supply chain. The longer they are led to believe the disaster will simply go away on its own, the less time they have to prepare.

The bottom line is this: Things are only going to get worse from here on. Maybe slowly, or maybe quickly depending on a handful of factors.

Most of the world right now is focused on Taiwan and China’s persistent threats to invade. Nancy Pelosi’s widely publicized plan to visit the island nation (yes, CCP, it is a nation) is a bizarre act of non-discretion that is clearly meant to instigate wider tensions between the US and China. Why would Pelosi do this now? Well, she’s not doing it on her own and it’s certainly not the dementia addled Joe Biden’s idea. There are clearly other hands and other interests involved.

The US sources around 20% of its retail goods from China as well as a large portion of it’s medical supplies. More concerning though is China’s near monopoly on Rare Earth metals which are integral to numerous electronic components. Furthermore, there is a pinnacle threat, which is China dumping trillions in US treasuries and dollar holding and virtually ending the dollar’s world reserve status.

This is not to say China is in a great position financially – They are on the verge of debt crisis as well, which indicates to me that they will indeed invade Taiwan (and possibly other regions) as a means to expand their borders and consolidate resources. With billions of people to feed and control, the temptation for the CCP to seek military conquest is high. If they do, it will be soon – within the next couple of months when the weather in the Taiwan Strait is optimal for naval operations.

The supply chain crisis is going to accelerate into winter as stagflation persists. Price inflation will remain high. The US is indeed officially in a recession today. Two consecutive negative GDP prints IS a recession, this is a fact that no one can change, including Joe Biden, Paul Krugman or Wikipedia. Reality does not answer to these people. The system is breaking, and certain people greatly benefit.

A regional conflict with China on top of the Ukraine war could be the perfect smokescreen for a financial and supply chain collapse that was going to happen anyway. But when the mainstream media talks about the triggers and culprits, they’ll never mention central banks and political corruption, they will only talk about Russia and China.

As I have noted in the past, the “Great Reset” agenda of the WEF, IMF, the BIS and other globalist organizations requires an extensive destabilization of the existing order. In other words, they need a controlled demolition of certain pillars of the economy. To frighten the public into accepting new collectivist and authoritarian models like the “Shared Economy” (where you will own nothing and like it), they will need a large and semi-chaotic disaster. People would have to be threatened with the loss of supply certainty and they would have to be unsure every day of where they will be able to get the necessities they need when they need them.

This level of uncertainty drives calls for solutions, and the globalists will be there to offer their pre-planned objectives and “save the day.”

Generally, inflation and shortages lead to price controls, government rationing, government “aid” with strings attached (Universal Basic Income), and eventually nationalization of all production as well as the attempted confiscation of supplies from people that prepared ahead of time. Redistribution will be the name of the game. Maybe not this year, maybe not next year, but soon enough.

The limited corporate calls for “regionalization” are too little too late, just as the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes are too little too late. They all know it, and they don’t care. These actions are only designed to make it appear as if they tried to save the system so they have deniability of their involvement in the crisis.

Stagflation and supply chain shortages are going to become the all encompassing issues of our era. They will be terms that are spoken about daily at every dinner table in America and probably through most of the world. These are dangers that were predicted extensively by the liberty media well ahead of time. They are NOT a surprise. And, there are plenty of institutions, corporate and government, that could have done something about them, but they chose not to. It’s important for people to accept the fact that this crisis is not a product of stupidity; it is a product of malicious motives and intent.

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Birch Gold Group.

UN & WEF Are Behind Global War On Farmers

The United Nations’ “Agenda 2030” Sustainable Development Goals and the U.N.’s partners at the World Economic Forum (WEF) are directly related to the rising regulatory assault on agricultural producers from Holland and the United States to Sri Lanka and beyond.

un & wef are behind global war on farmers

In fact, a number of the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are directly tied to the implementation of laws that put pressure on global agriculture, ranching, and food sources.

High-ranking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials within the U.N. system assisted in the development of the SDGs and are currently assisting in directing the organization’s execution of the global strategy.

The U.N.-backed sustainability regulations on agriculture and food production, according to a number of experts, would cause economic ruin, shortages of essential items, widespread starvation, and a significant loss of personal freedoms if not stopped.

Officials predict that as the year goes on, the dangerous food shortages that millions of people are already experiencing will only worsen.

According to experts, there is a hidden goal behind everything.

According to U.N. papers, private land ownership is in the crosshairs as global food production and the global economy are modified to fulfill the global sustainability targets.

The goals set in 2015 “build on decades of work by countries and the U.N.,” as the U.N. explains on its SDG website.

The United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, often referred as Habitat I, which embraced the Vancouver Declaration (read below), was one of the first conferences to define the “sustainability” agenda.

According to the agreement, private land ownership is “a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice,” and “land cannot be treated as an ordinary asset controlled by individuals.”

The U.N. resolution stated that “public control of land use is therefore indispensable,” setting up the World Economic Forum’s now-famous “prediction” that by 2030, “you’ll own nothing.”

Since then, a number of U.N. organizations and representatives have described their vision of “sustainability,” which includes demands for significant limits on energy use, consumption of meat, travel, living space, and material wealth.

In an attempt to centralize control over food production and squelch independent farmers and ranchers, some of the richest and most influential corporate leaders in the world are collaborating with communists in China and other countries, says experts.

A “strategic partner” of the U.N. on Agenda 2030 is the WEF, a network of significant international corporations that works closely with the CCP.

As officials from all over the world, including U.S. President Joe Biden and the head of the United Nations World Food Programme David Beasley, warn of impending food shortages worldwide, the regulation of food production is becoming more strict, and there are even attempts to shut down numerous farms and ranches.

But Western nations and many aid-dependent states are tightening regulations even more, rather than loosening them and promoting increased production.

This summer, Dutch farmers — who were already near breaking point — responded with widespread, huge protests. That was followed by tumultuous upheaval in Sri Lanka related to food shortages brought on by political decisions.

Governments and international organizations have used a variety of justifications for the policy, such as fostering “economic justice,” safeguarding various species of flora and fauna, and even giving back land to aboriginal peoples.

However, the policies’ detractors contend that the objective is not at all to protect the environment or stop climate change. The “sustainability” story and the other explanations, the experts caution, are actually a tactic to obtain control over food, farm, and people.

According to Craig Rucker, head of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), a public policy organization that focuses on environmental and development issues, “the end goal of these efforts is to reduce sovereignty on both individual nations and people.”

The purpose, is to consolidate authority at the national and even international level. “The intent for those pushing this agenda is not to save the planet, as they purport, but to increase control over people,” he said.

UN Sustainable Development Goals — Agenda 2030

The United Nations and its member nations approved the Sustainable Development Goals, often known as Agenda 2030, in 2015 as a roadmap for “transforming our world.” The 17 goals contain 169 targets covering every aspect of the economy and human life, and are heralded by top U.N. officials as a “master plan for humanity” and a global “declaration of interdependence.”

The document’s preamble states that “no one will be left behind” and states that “all countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan.”

Goal 10 of the U.N. plan includes, among other things, redistribution of wealth on a national and worldwide scale, in addition to “fundamental changes in the way that our societies produce and consume goods and services.”

The SDGs emphasize using governments to reform all economic activity, with Goal 12 requiring “sustainable consumption and production patterns.”

Several of the specific goals listed in Goal 12 are closely related to agricultural practices that jeopardize food production. These include “sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.”

The document requires “environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks,” which is perhaps more significant.

As a result, “significantly reduce their release to air, water, and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment,” in particular for farmers.

Goal 14 of the SDGs, which covers “marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including … nutrient pollution,” is another SDG that is directly related to what detractors have dubbed the “war on farmers.” Agriculture and food production are frequently cited by the U.N. as threats to the ocean.

Leading the charge is the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is overseen by Qu Dongyu, a former vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs for the CCP.

The U.N. body asks for severe limitations on the application of fertilizers, pesticides, emissions, and water in the agricultural sector in its 2014 report, “Building a Common Vision for Sustainable Food and Agriculture: Principles and Approaches.”

According to the FAO report, “excessive use of nitrogen fertilizer is a major cause of water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.” This statement serves as an illustration of how agriculture must be transformed in order for it to be recognized by the U.N. as sustainable.