We at ANP are noting a lot of optimism from investors with stocks soaring, to economic confidence reaching new highs, to small business owners, to household spending and even prepping has hit a "multi-year low," all the articles I am reading are crediting the election of Donald Trump as reason for all this optimism, but as much as I hate to rain on everyone's parade... now is the most dangerous time in history, not a time to assume just because one man was elected, all the wrongs will be made right, the failing economy will automatically just magically fix itself.
Hillary Clinton did not get elected as president. For many, especially conservatives tired of political correctness, tired of a progressive agenda being rammed down our throats, those of faith under constant attack (unless it is Islamic extremists, then it must not be named), constitutionalists, veterans, survivalists and others constantly targeted by the Obama administration over the last eight years, and those who knew those policies would continue under Clinton, are all more "optimistic" than they would have been been had Hillary Clinton won the election.
We get that, and to a point we agree.
All that is fine and dandy and I totally understand folks celebrating Trump's win over Hillary, but it seems that many, from investors to small businesses and even preppers, are taking their eye off the ball.
That is a huge mistake.
THE ECONOMY IS COLLAPSING
As of July 2016, the so-called "recovery" of the economy since the 2008 recession, was listed as the "weakest" of the post cold-war II, according to the Wall Street Journal... that has not changed just because Trump was elected.
According to the latest available reports from the The USDA Food and Nutrition Service, as of September 2014, there were around 46.5 million individual food stamp recipients, covering 22.7 million households. the data on how many people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month, haven't been updated since 2012 on the census.gov website, so we only know that as of four years ago, there were 52.2 million.
The labor force participation rate dropped a tenth of a point to 62.8 percent. In other words, 62.8 percent of the non-institutionalized, civilian population over the age of 16 is either employed or are actively looking for work, while the other 37.2 percent is not working or even looking.
The stock market has been propped up for years, the illusion of recovery has systematically been kept up by printing money out of thin air. Social Security and Medicare has been deemed unsustainable by the Social Security Administration, who states "As a result of changes to Social Security enacted in 1983, benefits are now expected to be payable in full on a timely basis until 2037, when the trust fund reserves are projected to become exhausted."
The federal debt has doubled from $9.99 trillion at the end of FY 2008 (September 30, 2008) to $19.95 trillion at the end of FY 2016 (September 30, 2016), according to usgovernmentspending.com. That $9.96 trillion increase in Obama’s eight years is about equal to the $9.99 trillion in debt racked up in the 219 years from the founding of the republic in 1789 to 2008. (Source)
I could go on but I think the point has been made, the country is a mess and while I fully believe Trump will start to turn this ship around, I have said since Barack Obama and Democrats shoved the Stimulus bill down our throats, that because we were not forced to hit rock bottom and start climbing back up, the fall will be worse when it finally happens.
Fixing the economy is not going to be all sunshine and roses, like tearing a band-aid off a wound, it is going to hurt first, so now is not the time to stop preparing for the pain.
ASSASSINATION THREATS AND INAUGURATION CHAOS PLANNED
Then we have the global elite who have taken some major blows with Brexit, Trump's election and the recent Italy referendum, and they still have a lot of cards still up their sleeve to create chaos in 2017, and lay the blame on Trump, and that is if Trump makes it to inauguration day..
While Trump is busy choosing cabinet members and staffing his upcoming administration, there are still threats on the horizon by the globalist factions, including the mainstream media, to not only undermine his upcoming presidency, but in some cases organized movements are coalescing to try to prevent Trump from even being inaugurated, and leftist websites are calling for the "best case scenario," in their minds, which is the assassination of Donald Trump.
That Plan B follows the globalists failed Plan A attempts to overturn the election with the Stein/Clinton recounts. Leading to their Plan C, which is calling for the assassination of President-Elect Trump.
Fusion, the liberal news site aimed at millenials and multiculturals and created by the Spanish-language Univision network in 2013, has joined those who think toying with the idea of assassinating Donald Trump is acceptable political speech.
The site posted a four-panel cartoon Thursday by Matt Bors titled, "The best case scenarios under Trump," one of which shows a plot employing Melania Trump as a Slovenian double agent being ID’d as her husband’s assassin.
This follows multiple journalists throughout the Trump campaign, calling for Trump's assassination, such as New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, claiming it was just a "joke" that he once tweeted "Good news guys I’ve figured out how the Trump campaign ends." Douthat then added a link to a two-minute YouTube video that shows the brutal assassination attempt of a fictional presidential candidate. After much criticism, Douthat then deleted the tweet, but the Internet is forever, and screen shots were captured before it could fall into the memory hole.
More recently a feature writer at the far left Guardian newspaper in Great Britain, Monisha Rajesh, tweeted "It's about time for a presidential assassination." Once again the writer protected her account after that and deleted the tweet in question, but is was captured online first.
FIGHTING 'FAKE NEWS' FROM THE MSM WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT BATTLE OF ALL
The globalists, including the mainstream media are now labeling any site that reports what they won't report as "fake news," or "Russian propaganda," which in and of itself, is laughable after the countless examples of the MSM reporting fake news consistently.
The recording aired on NBC's "Today" show on March 27, when the audio viewers heard suggested that Zimmerman volunteered to police, without provocation, that Martin was black: "This guy looks like he's up to no good. He looks black."
But the tape had been edited, and the portion where the 911 dispatcher specifically asks Zimmerman if the person in question was "black, white or Hispanic," was deleted.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story characterized Gateway Pundit as a website "designed to trick people." That was not accurate. The Gateway Pundit is a political blog based in St. Louis that is popular among conservatives. CNNMoney has removed that characterization and regrets the error.
This story also reported that Gateway Pundit had published a widely circulated misquote of public comments made by the CEO of Pepsi. CNNMoney has been unable to confirm that Gateway Pundit repeated that misquote.
Editor’s Note: The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests. One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in its view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda. A number of those sites have objected to being included on PropOrNot’s list, and some of the sites, as well as others not on the list, have publicly challenged the group’s methodology and conclusions. The Post, which did not name any of the sites, does not itself vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings regarding any individual media outlet, nor did the article purport to do so. Since publication of The Post’s story, PropOrNot has removed some sites from its list.
We were reminded this morning of a quote by a New York journalist, John Swinton, in 1880, where it said he responded to a toast of the "independent press" [reference to the mainstream media], where he expressed his outrage at the term:
There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.
There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?
We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
(Source: Labor's Untold Story, by Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais, published by United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America, NY, 1955/1979.)
Those words are even more true today than at any time in history.
The MSM wonders why tens of millions of Americans don't trust them anymore?? They are the masters of "fake news," and Washington propaganda, bought, paid for and owned by globalists and the political establishment.
After losing complete control of the narrative in 2016, the MSM and the global elite will do everything in their power to create civil war in America while Trump holds office.
The battle against Alternative Media stems from one thing and one thing only, the MSM lost the battle of information in 2016, they lost their ability to influence elections, they lost the ability to tell Americans who to elect and Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton. Rather than admitting their own culpability and betrayal of their loyal readers/viewers whom they have lied to repeatedly, they are now attempting to cast blame on "fake news," meaning all Alternative Media that did not toe the "official" Washington line.
"Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s policy director—a brainy and nervous former State Department aide who took on an increasingly important political role as the campaign ground on—was the only one in Clinton’s inner circle who kept saying she would likely lose, despite the sanguine polling," Thrush says, citing Sullivan’s friends. "He was also the only one of the dozen aides who dialed in for Clinton’s daily scheduling call who kept on asking if it wasn’t a good idea for her to spend more time in the Midwestern swing states in the closing days of the campaign."
THE MOST DANGEROUS MOMENT IN HISTORY
As said at the top of the article, we do understand the celebratory mood of Trump supporters, after all, Clinton is not the President-Elect right now, but to become complacent, is a huge mistake, with the globalists still attempting to prevent Trump's inauguration, and their puppets actively talking about "assassination" of Trump as they have been throughout the campaign season, and threats to the inauguration itself, many are still holding their breath to see if Trump even makes it into the White House.
If he does, then there are a whole host of issues that will not magically go away, in order to turn things around. Painful decisions will have to be made, while the MSM will be blaming Trump for every one of them, rather than those that brought us to the point we're at.... now is not the time to stop preparing for castastrophe because the globalists that were dead set on keeping the "illusion" of recovery, will no longer care and will do everything in their power to crash it all, in order to blame Trump and the Alternative Media that helped get him elected.
Right now we are facing the most dangerous moment in history.
It heartened us at ANP to see our readers discussing prepping tips in the comment section, because smart people know that now, more than ever, is when we need to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
Note- As always ANP readers are encouraged to share tips, ideas, prepping links, and other items of interest in the comment section, to help each other prepare for the most important battle of all.
The bottom line goes to Steve Quayle, who sent me over a quote when I expressed my concerns about the complacency I have been witnessing since the election.
THE FIGHT FOR TRUTH HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER-WHEN CLOSE TO HALF THE US POPULATION BELIEVES THE LIES OF THE MSM, AND ALL THE ACCOMPANYING LIARS DOING EVERYTHING WITHIN 'HELLS POWER', TO DENY THE TRUTH, SPIN THE TRUTH AND KILL THE MESSENGERS OF TRUTH IT ONLY PROVES THE POINT, THAT THIS WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT BATTLE OF ALL-IF THE TRUTH DIES, PEOPLE DIE-PLAIN AND SIMPLE.
THE SPLIT IN THIS COUNTRY ALREADY INDICATES, THAT 50% OF THIS COUNTRY CHOOSE TO BELIEVE A LIE AS SHOWN IN PLAIN SIGHT BY OVER A MILLION PLUS WIKI-LEAKS SHOWING CORRUPTION DEPRAVITY AND MANIPULATION, MAYHEM AND MURDER, YET AVOIDED BY THE MSM
Steve's Final word is one we should all take to heart as he states "EVERYTHING ,ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING MUST SETTLE AROUND SECURING FRESH FOOD AND WATER BEING EVERYONES ULTIMATE PRIORITY AND GETTING RIGHT WITH THE LIVING GOD-DOESNT DO ANY OF US ANY GOOD TO GO TO HELL WITH EITHER AND EMPTY OR A FULL BELLY, WHEN WE HAD A CHOICE TO CHOOSE JESUS, WHO BY THE WAY GAVE A STEP BY STEP PREVIEW OF THE FUTURE IN 'THE BOOK OF REVELATION' AS GODS DESIRE IS THAT NONE SHOULD ETERNALLY PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE."
1 Thessalonians 5:3 :For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.