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Can You Trust Your Government? No, But Trust This Instead

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In March of 2007, former US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified in front of Congress that the subprime mortgage crisis was contained, and would not cause a broad economic downturn.

Later that same year, marked the beginning of the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) which saw 8.8 million jobs lost, national unemployment reach 10%, and over 8 million home foreclosures.

Over a decade and a half later in 2022, Bernanke was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Now, you may be asking yourself the question of how Bernanke, who made such an erroneous assessment of the US economy before the GFC, was given the most prestigious award in economics.

The unfortunate truth is that the average citizen, regardless of country, is living in a rigged and corrupt system. A system in which the elite fail upwards and the poor and middle class exclusively suffer the consequences of their abysmal leadership. The result has been a statistical plunge in public trust in governments as well as the mainstream media.

In this article, we will discuss the history of public trust in governments and the things you can do today to discover the truth.

The declining public trust in the US government

Believe it or not, there was a time in American history in which the general population had full confidence in their elected officials. So much so that on April 5, 1933, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 6102 which mandated that all persons turn in all of their gold bullion, gold coins, and gold certificates to the Federal Reserve.

And by large, most people complied because they trusted their officials to do what was in the best interest of the nation.

Fast forward in time, according to the Pew Research Center, public trust in the US government has seen an average decline from its high of 77%  in 1964, down to a staggering 16% in 2023. Moreover, it wasn’t until the years immediately following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks did public trust in the government again exceeded 50%.

These figures only support what many Americans already know, which is that a toxic combination of political dysfunction,  Judeo-Christian attacks, and economic divides over the decades has led to a steadily decaying social fabric.

With confidence in government at a historic low and the impossibility of knowing who in the mainstream media is telling the truth, who can you trust?

1) Take the World Economic Forum at their word

“You will own nothing and be happy” was a quote by World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab. The WEF advertises itself as an international organization working with public and private industries to shape global agendas.

In reality, the organization functions more as a geopolitical cult pushing agendas such as socialism, the green revolution, and other cultish ideologies.

At the time of this writing, the WEF maintains a membership of over 1000 companies, including the likes of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase&Co, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson to name a few.

Effectively, the WEF’s member companies control the vast majority of the global economy. In addition, the most powerful politicians in the world regularly attend WEF events and are members.

The WEF uses its massive economic and political influence to push its agendas far beyond the borders of Davos, Switzerland where the organization is located. Ultimately their goal is simple, to create an ultra-elite class that owns all financial assets, tangible assets such as residential real estate, and is solely responsible for dictating global agendas.

2) Watch what they do, not what they say

In April 2024, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told Reuters that the US economy is performing “very, very well.” Even after months of rising inflation data and weaker GDP figures, Janet Yellen and other US government bureaucrats stood firm on their convictions that the world’s leading economy was doing just fine.

However, on April 27, 2024, just days after Yellen made those statements, the US saw its next bank failure Republic First Bank in Philadelphia, PA. With over 32 branches, the bank held roughly $6 Billion in total assets and $4 Billion in customer deposits.

Republic First was the next domino to fall in a rapidly growing financial crisis of bank collapses since the infamous Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank failures in early 2023.

However, on the day of the announcement of the failure of Republic First Bank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced that Fulton Bank, a local competitor, had already agreed to purchase Republic First and assume all its assets.

This raises the question, how could the FDIC have brokered the deal between Republic First and Fulton Bank, if it did not already know the collapse was imminent? Or even worse, how many other banks in the US are on the brink of collapse that the public does not know about?

The US government is secretly attempting to fix a pending financial crisis without making the general public aware unless it already has a solution in place, which is extremely dangerous. Eventually, however, the crisis will become too large for the FDIC or the Janet Yellens of the world to hide, and their secrets will one day be exposed to the world.

3) Watch the reactions of their foreign adversaries

In the Western World, we are continually fed a 24×7 news cycle driven by corporate advertisers, special interest groups, and politics. Needless to say, it’s impossible to decipher the truth from the lies.

Too often we hear that China, Russia, and others pose the greatest threats to Western democracy. Is that really true? One method to see through the veil of lies is to watch how foreign adversaries respond to actions undertaken by Western governments.

The Russian invasion of the Ukraine in February 2022 was in direct response to the threat that Ukraine would join NATO. If Ukraine were to join NATO, it would place the Russian sovereign border directly at the doorstep of the NATO alliance, a long time geopolitical adversary.

Another example is the BRICS geopolitical alliance, composed of member countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. BRICS countries are encouraging international trade through each member’s local currency and potentially working on the development of a common trade currency, as opposed to using the US dollar.

As seen with the seizing of Russian assets by Western countries during the war in Ukraine, and consequently with the United States passing the REPO Act, traditional adversaries of the West are taking steps to protect themselves as what they perceive as economic acts of aggression.

4) Follow the blood money

Have you ever asked yourself who stands to profit from the war in Ukraine? According to an explosive report by the Oakland Institute, it’s not the Ukrainians, but western financial institutions by purchasing large sectors of Ukrainian agricultural land.

Here is the backstory, In April 2019 Ukrainian President Zelensky shortly after his election first proposed the land reform act to lift the longstanding ban of the sale of agricultural land to foreign investors. Since the soviet-era, farmland in Ukraine had only been available for rent.

Later in March of 2020, in fear of the economic shocks from the COVID pandemic and the inability to receive funding from Western banks without land reform and privatization measures, the Ukrainian Parliament finally adopted Zelensky’s land reform legislation.

Despite the country’s mounting fiscal debt crisis, opposition leaders to the legislation feared the act would allow foreign investors to quickly purchase large portions of arable land and become a controlling interest in the Ukrainian political class.

Since the February 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the country has seen its debt levels continue to skyrocket, thus, making the land reform law even more vulnerable to abuse by Western financial institutions that seek to profit from the war.

According to the Oakland Institute, several global multinational corporations such as Kopernik, BNP, and Vanguard have investment funds directly tied to the Ukrainian agricultural sector. In addition, the European Bank for Reconstruction and the World Bank also holds significant interest in the sector.

You can no longer trust your government

Since 1964, the United States has seen statistically declining public trust in their elected officials. Regardless of political party, Americans and citizens around the world have watched their public institutions fail them time and time again.

The unfortunate reality is that the mainstream media also no longer functions as the patrolmen for democracy, keeping our politicians honest and holding them accountable for their promises, failures, and corruption.

Today, the mainstream media works as an instrument of the political class to shape narratives that support political party-lines. So, the next time you are tempted to take the government or reporters at their word remember to trust these things instead.

The name Rugged Man was born out of a bet gone horribly wrong, however, the name stuck. Technology nerd by day, and survival enthusiast by night, he is committed to helping thousands of everyday people become more educated about topics such as Prepping, Survival, and Bug Out Strategies.

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