Fauci Gets Covid, Kids Get Vax, NY Gets 2nd Amendment (Again) All Headline The Informed Consent Livecast
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220623_ Informed Consent: Fauci Gets Covid
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:00:09] Hey. Hello, everyone, and welcome to this live cast. You are here today at Informed Consent Live Tonight with Chris Martenson and Evie Botelho. Hi, Evie. How you doing?
Evie Botelho [00:00:19] Hello. Good evening.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:00:21] All right, everybody, here we are. So this is all about being live. That’s the benefit of this. So if you have questions, comments, things like that, feel free to chat them up. And if they fit in and we can see them in time and pull them up. We want you to be part of this conversation. So we’ve been having a lot of great conversations over Peak Prosperity this week, last week throughout all of it, because guess what? There is a lot of things happening in the world right now. The hardest part about this job for me is figuring out what I’m not going to be talking about because there’s so much going on. So the title of this one virtually gets covered. I came down a little covered last week.
Evie Botelho [00:00:56] So do other people.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:00:58] Well, the thing about it is, if you get COVID and you’ve had the what do we call it, the magic juice stuff? Because I can’t say it still. I can’t I can’t talk about stuff here on this channel live because that’s the world we live in. We live in a world of mass formation psychosis where you’re not allowed, there’s certain verboten topics. So we’re going to have to dance around those a little bit today. But but you getting covered national news but if you’re 40 and you get it and you’ve been jabbed and boosted, of course, you know what the requisite thing you have to say is. Thank God I’m vexed and boosted.
Evie Botelho [00:01:39] It could have been so much worse.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:01:41] So my symptoms are mild. Left unsaid, of course, is that everybody who gets Omicron kind of reports the same thing regardless of their status. It really is. It’s not a big deal relative to the earlier ones, but still the mass psychosis lingers and there it is. And so, of course, the other big news this week we’re going to be talking about is that FDA and the CDC are now on the train for having approved boosters and shots for kids ages six months to five years and is well, big, big news today on the Second Amendment with the Supreme Court striking down a nearly 100 year old law in New York. New York is one of the most restrictive gun law states. In fact, we know when even I were taking our concealed carry certificate training permit training here in Massachusetts, the guy who was training us was a sergeant in the local police force in Turners Falls, Mass. And he said, Hey, even I won’t dare bring my weapon to New York, just don’t do it. Because he could end up running afoul of law enforcement from other states. It was that restrictive. We’re not allowed to bring weapons in. Now, this doesn’t change that, I’m sure. But but it just showed how restrictive New York is in general. And so for the Supreme Court to weigh in, a strike down, I believe, was a 1911 law and say, hey, people have the right to protect themselves inside their home as well as outside Second Amendment didn’t pass that out. So we’ll be talking about that because that’s that’s big news. All things considered. And what else I got on my little tray here tonight, resilience. We got to talk about what it means to be resilient in this day and age because, oh, my goodness, the conversation we’ve been having back at Peak Prosperity, I’ve just been cranking out the content lately, talking about I’m all over the map.
Evie Botelho [00:03:30] What else?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:03:31] Finance, economics, energy. Energy policy, Europe. Hey, we got to we got to talk about Europe just a little bit, Germany in particular. I’ve got a couple of things on that, but it’s 4G. We got to go to 40 to start with this whole thing.
Evie Botelho [00:03:44] So you’ve got a lot on your mind.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:03:46] I do. What’s on your mind? Oh.
Evie Botelho [00:03:48] Lots of things do. I’m typically the. Well, I don’t know that you’re the yang. I’m the yin. I don’t know.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:03:57] Well, to everybody listening, this here is the woman who has to listen to my rants every morning. It’s a.
Evie Botelho [00:04:04] Pleasure. It really is. I enjoy it very much.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:04:07] Maybe not everybody’s cup of tea, but if it is your cup of tea, I guess it’s all right. But boy, I rant some days. Oh, my goodness. Do I ever I just because I got all this stuff in my head and I got to talk about it so. Well, let let’s go there. Let’s, let’s look at this. Ryan, pull this up. So this came out on June 15th. NIAID director Fauci tests positive for COVID 19 today. They said on June 15th, the director of entry tested positive for COVID 19 on a rapid antigen test. Tests. He is fully vaccinated and has been boosted twice with sailing with safety. It’s always possible that he knows he’s currently experiencing mild symptoms. He will isolate and continue to work from home. He is not recently been in close contact with President Biden or other almost read senile government officials. That senior sorry in total of 14. But guess I love this part. NIAID conducts and supports research at NIH throughout the United States and worldwide, including being the proud owners with a trademark stamp creating, of course, the very same thing that Fauci now has. That’s called karma. He now is experiencing his own lab made virus because I am 99.99% sure this thing came out of a lab. Still not convinced which lab. That’s different. I have to speculate some, but I don’t have to speculate that this thing came out of a lab. So that much is clear. OMICRON two these both they both in, by the way. To be clear, we can’t call Omicron a variant. It’s like you had your alpha strain that came out, and then you had the D614g mutation. So we went into the beta lineage and then all these other mutations that happened and you could follow them along. And it’s like, you know, the grandfather and the grandson and the grandmother’s granddaughter. You can follow these lineages along. But Omicron comes along and it’s so different. It’s just a completely new beast, in essence, right? With so many mutations that where this come from and it just popped out, allegedly, it came from four diplomats in Botswana. And that’s all all we ever found out about it. And then down the memory hole, nobody seemed interested in find out. Where did that patient zero come from? That would be, of course, the normal, ordinary, usual thing you would do when you have such a remarkable new thing happen, either COVID itself, SARS-CoV-2 or the, um, across strains. Who’s Patient zero.
Evie Botelho [00:06:41] That’s if you wanted to know. And actually solved the mystery, though, right.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:06:44] And here’s what I’ve learned about the government these days. They’re adept at this. They don’t ask questions they don’t want to answers to.
Evie Botelho [00:06:52] That’s right.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:06:52] So if you just don’t want to know the answer to that, if there is no patient zero, if, you know patient zero has more in common with this glass than it does a human. And of course, you don’t ask the question. Speaking of which, really nice piece of work by juts Josh Gates. Now he followed the CDC because remember all these people saying, well, you know, you can’t really tell there’s doesn’t tell you anything. Of course, there’s isn’t supposed to tell you anything. It’s just an entry system. You log things in and if you get a lot of signal in there, enough signal out of the noise, you get this spiky peak of signal and somebody’s supposed to go look at that and.
Evie Botelho [00:07:31] Then somebody’s supposed to analyze it.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:07:32] Then you go look at it. Right. But if you don’t want to know the answer to the question, you don’t analyze the spike. Right? So it turns out through his foil, Josh discovered, he said, Hey, CDC, what have you done with the virus data? And they said, We’re not answering that question. So he fought it again and finally got the answer back. And the answer was nothing. They didn’t do anything with it. They performed no analysis. They sent him back a very nice letter saying, Well, we didn’t analyze it. Maybe that’s the FDA’s job. Punt.
Evie Botelho [00:08:00] Wow.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:08:01] Can you believe it? That somebody actually didn’t look into it? So only two options exist. They did. And it’s a real embarrassing answer. And we’ll have to dig hard to find out what that study looked like.
Evie Botelho [00:08:11] Right. Or.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:08:13] They didn’t look into it because, again, you don’t ask malfeasance. You don’t ask you don’t ask questions if you’re pretty sure you’re not going to like the answer.
Evie Botelho [00:08:20] That’s disturbing, though, after everything that we’ve gone through around trying to get our minds around what this shot actually entails. Hmm. That’s bothersome.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:08:30] Yeah. So. Well, thankfully. His symptoms are mild. I suppose we can all be thankful for that. But again, he is experiencing his own virus in many respects. And we all got to experience and this is the thing that’s a bit mystery, mysterious to me is why aren’t more people mad about that? People are mad about lots of things. They do the whole rats in a cage thing. I’m mad that you’re not wearing a mask, you know, and we’ve seen that. I’m mad that you’re not vaccinated, but I am or vice versa that we’ve seen that.
Evie Botelho [00:09:05] I never thought about what might be going on. I don’t know if this is true, but you know how people typically as when my children and we’re growing up and there’s a parent figure that’s acting in a way that might be less than honorable. It’s is protective part of our psyche to not sort of connect the dots and to blame ourselves or somebody else rather than that individual that deserves the responsibility. I wonder if that could be part of it somehow psychologically, like Forgey and other people like him have been put on a pedestal in almost a godlike parental fashion where we sort of abdicate what we don’t want to deal with or or figure out for ourselves, you know?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:09:43] Well, some people have done that, and there’s been a really incredible line of thinking or observation around the idea that to the extent people have removed any religion, God, spirituality, whatever, you’re going to take it, put in that spot to the extent that’s been removed. Oh, well, that’s just an anachronism. I’ll just get rid of this old dusty thing. It leaves that void, and then the void gets filled. But inappropriately, pope force you. You have to fill something. You know your faith and a faith goes into the wrong place. Whenever you have faith in an institution or person that you don’t know really well, that is misplaced, destined for trouble.
Evie Botelho [00:10:22] I was talking about this with a really bright young man yesterday, actually, and he was saying that he understands why people have such a hard time sometimes, like with relationships falling apart or other situations where normally a person would be okay if they had to walk away from something obviously a little sad after a breakup or something. But that because we we put people on these pedestals that they become, in essence, a god to us, and then we can’t let them die appropriately or move on from that. You know, I think that a lot of issues I don’t know.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:10:55] Yeah.
Evie Botelho [00:10:55] It’s real interesting, isn’t it? Well.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:10:57] It’s part of the whole mass psychosis formation. All of that now is the reason that E.D. and I do what we do. We’re talking to you now from our home studio, as it were. I think it just came out pretty good. And we’re in western Mass and we have a very resilient homestead that’s getting more and more resilient because we’re working on it every day and making sure that we’re adding compost to the soil and planting new things and planting fruit trees and making sure the cows are healthy and all of that. Fundamentally, farming the soil, as it were, more than anything else. And the reason we do all of that is because we know that there’s just an extraordinary period of disruption coming, and it’s just unavoidable at this point in time. Doesn’t matter who we elect or who we put our faith in or don’t put our faith in. It’s just math at this point. And that math is really just boils down to how much oil is left in the world or not left. What do you know about the net energy of that oil? And then how does that relate to our overall system of finance, which is just 100% out of control? I mean, it’s been something watching the Federal Reserve, by the way. Jay Powell looks like he aged about a decade last week. I mean, it’s starting to weigh on him, right, because he’s he’s obviously caught between a rock and a rock, not even a hard place to rocks. And it’s just there’s no good way out of this because there was many decades of central bank malfeasance, of printing, printing, printing, pretending like this was all going to work out. But the whole way along, we went from a single wage earner being able to support a single family to two wage earners, barely being able to make it to in with inflation because of all that money printing kicking off to the point that San Francisco declared that if you’re a household and you’re only earning 108,000, you are poor and you are worthy of and 100 or less you can get assistance. Well, yeah, that was their cutoff. That’s their poverty threshold, you know. But of course, like a little tiny 1100 square foot house would be 1.5 million and on and on and on. Right. So it is poor. Like like how do you how would you even make it? And meanwhile, they keep telling us that our inflation of that whole times, like inflation, inflation’s gone up two and a half to low. And I’m looking at my health insurance premiums going up 20, 30% every year, year after year, watching the number of things that health coverage would cover less and less. And then you start reading these, you know, awful stories of people like literally climbing out of ambulances because they don’t they don’t want the bills. Right. Like, that’s not that broken. You know, they hobble out of the, you know, chest pains. I’ll just walk it off. Right. So but that’s awful. That’s what we do to ourselves. Yeah. What kind of what kind of a civilization.
Evie Botelho [00:13:35] One in decline does.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:13:36] That to itself? Well, then you have to watch.
Evie Botelho [00:13:39] This to be.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:13:40] Totally in decline. I think somebody said it. The measure of the society is how you treat your old, your infirm and your you’re very young. That is those who need your help the most, who need your compassion, who need your support. We need your temperance. How do you treat them? Well.
Evie Botelho [00:13:58] I haven’t heard that before, but that that makes sense.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:14:02] Speaking of which. Mass Psychosis is a terrible thing. Look at Zoe here. Zoe Whitehall just came across this on Twitter yesterday, writing, I can’t believe we have the choice between wearing masks in a slow, certain global extinction event, and we’re choosing the latter and this. I can’t believe we have the choice between wearing masks and a slow certain global extinction event. So a global extinction event. What happened when your death rate, your mortality rate exceeds your replacement rate? So, Zoe, it’s a myth. People who are of childbearing age or below that, so let’s call that 35 and down or something like that. They have a 99.97% survival rate off of this thing. Masks doesn’t do anything about changing that. So it’s still 99.97. And I mean, look it up here. Global fertility, birth rates and mortality rates. Yeah, that’s going to never happen. That global extinction event. But this is this is a view that she’s holding.
Evie Botelho [00:15:13] Where did that one come from? Somebody’s been spouting it recently on one of the major networks or what?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:15:19] No, it’s just been slowly ingrained. Remember, all the best things, all the best we had to put up with so far. Right. You heard Biden say if you get vaccinated, you can’t get COVID. You heard Fauci say we have to get to herd immunity. We need 70% vaccine in 70, 75, 80, 85, oh eight. Fauci saying, hey, these vaccines are 100% effective. Another 99, 98, 97.
Evie Botelho [00:15:41] That reminds me of that video.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:15:42] That you remember that one.
Evie Botelho [00:15:43] On rumble. I think it.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:15:45] Really they through. Yeah it just really worked its way down to like 46% of that.
Evie Botelho [00:15:49] Efficacy to see all goes down.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:15:51] It’s hysterical but left out of all of that the whole time. Even still to this day, they’re like, Oh, you know that there’s this survival rate, here’s the infection, fatality rates, all that stuff. But they never fill it in. I have this Asterix in my head, which says That’s without early treatment. That’s like the worst that statistic can be. Just go home, come back when your lips turn blue. And with every every week I hear somebody say that that’s still standard of care in a lot of communities, with a lot of doctors, with a lot of hospitals, that’s still standard of care.
Evie Botelho [00:16:22] I guess it just takes a long time for information that trickle down to grow upward. I don’t know. It seems ridiculous that we’re still struggling, these very basic things.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:16:33] Well, maybe not. I have data today which shows that I think people aren’t struggling as much as they like to pretend that they are out there in the mainstream media. And is this data weird? Right. So this is this is from the CDC. And it’s looking at fully vaccinated. That’s two or more doses by selected characteristics. What are those characteristics? All children aged 5 to 17 years. Right. And so they just put the jab for six months to five years. But this is all children. 5 to 17 years came out to great fanfare. They started doing it back there, you know, a while ago, last year in 2021. And here we are. It’s kind of peaked out at 43%, and it’s been there since January. It’s weird. It’s it’s almost like a medical product with no known benefits for a particular age group. But unknown risks is proving not to be all that popular. I don’t know. I’m just weird. That is weird. It’s just weird. So this tells me that, yeah, 43% went for it, but that means 57% didn’t.
Evie Botelho [00:17:39] That’s actually a pretty big number.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:17:41] Yeah. And there’s heavy pressure in many cases, like you can’t go to school and shame on the school. Administrators are doing that. Shame. Shame on the school administrators who are doing that forcing function without really knowing what the data actually is. Because, again, you’d have to show risk and benefit risk and benefits at risk. What’s the benefit?
Evie Botelho [00:18:01] Have any of these cases gone, gone before a legitimate court system? I mean, I know that I heard something about that potentially happening with secondary education colleges and whatnot, state schools, etc.. People were questioning, you know, why they wouldn’t give any sort of, um, exception for various students, whether it’s religious exemptions or something else.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:18:25] But it’s spotty. So I heard one school system in California that had a judge struck down their mandate to look good. But a lot of colleges and universities still require it, a lot of public service offices still require it and so on. So but still, you would think that that with this is so this is this is my rule of technology. If it really works, you don’t have to pass a law making people use it, they’ll use it. And it’s just how it is. And so this whole idea that you have to force people and even with all the forcing, they’re still saying, Nabarro. I mean, that’s what that says right there. And that’s like that’s like nothing like it’s flatlined. Like nothing is going on basically this year.
Evie Botelho [00:19:11] Well, children love shots, too. I mean, they just line right up.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:19:15] Yeah, they do. But that’s like that’s just a flatline right there. Um, since January, more or less very, very minor uptick and all of that. What I would want to know is if you put that and you said, how many of these children belong to just making something up here, say, Democratic households versus Republican households? I bet there’s a bet there’s. Or independent. I right. There’s a big, big difference in. Uptick. That’s my guess.
Evie Botelho [00:19:42] You think so?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:19:43] Yeah.
Evie Botelho [00:19:45] Yeah. It’s a sorting function.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:19:47] Mm hmm. So that’s kind of weird, but that gives me hope, actually, because it means that people are making decisions. And, again, my position on this is very, very clear. These shots in particular, as currently configured, do nothing against Omicron. We have all the data. We’ve looked at it over and over again. Honestly, if all you have is two jabs, you’re at more risk of actually catching this thing. So remember, it was supposed to be herd immunity, which means herd immunity means the vaccine is sterilizing. It stops. So if I have the vaccine and it comes in and hits me, it doesn’t go anywhere. It stops. That didn’t happen with these. So they oversold that feature and function. And then they said, Well, it’ll prevent you from transmitting it. The answer is not to do that either. And so, well, then it’s going to stop you from getting a worst case of things. And it does in certain people above a certain age for a little while. But the data is still out. Now, here’s the thing. If we could have an honest conversation about this, this would be a fabulous thing, because we could talk about it and we could actually look at data and we wouldn’t have to use code words. And I know there’s a lot of doctors are very scared at this point to talk about it because, of course, they would lose everything in this.
Evie Botelho [00:20:58] Some people are like, oh, that’s that’s beginning to happen, too, right. They’re losing their.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:21:04] Yes. And, you.
Evie Botelho [00:21:04] Know, permissions, too.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:21:06] Next week, we’re going to bring Pierre Cory on to talk about that, because he’s facing that from the ABM, which is the certification board. They want a Yankees license for passing misinformation.
Evie Botelho [00:21:19] Like his and that his license. License, right. It’s permission.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:21:24] Certification. Okay. As I understand it. So we’ll talk to him about that. He’ll come on.
Evie Botelho [00:21:29] Don’t be great.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:21:30] You know, so it gets awkward at times because you have to ask these awkward questions. Noah put it really well, I thought the other day, remember, if someone young and healthy dies unexpectedly, it is improper to ask about their vaccination status. The question is only for important occasions like entry to restaurants.
Evie Botelho [00:21:53] That’s a good one.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:21:56] Oh, all.
Evie Botelho [00:21:56] Right. Well, we got to laugh. We have to. It’s. I can’t I keep thinking it can’t get any more insane, but it obviously is so.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:22:05] Yeah. Yeah. I see somebody saying I should do a video on Sad, which is sudden adult death syndrome. And I have I have done one. Um, I put that over. That’s over at Peak Prosperity at the site. So here’s something maybe a lot of you don’t know is, is at I do this out in public evening. I have the whole public thing we do and then there’s Peak Prosperity, the website. And so we have a membership there. And I do this all day long. This is what I do. I analyze stuff, I figure stuff out, I pass it on. I’m trying to give people my edges. I see stuff before other people do, and I can convey it in a way that people can hear it. And so that’s that’s the edge. And so looking at the sad thing, I put that together in a quick video. I do a little quick daily videos now over at Peak Prosperity. And if you become an insider, we have multiple levels of membership. But if you become an insider, you get access to that, which is me sitting down with a camera talking about shorter topics on a daily basis. And of course we have our long form stuff. Mhm. We’ve got events, we’ve got content, we have other writers. I mean we’re just listen, anything we can do to help you become more resilient because I got to be honest, the WEF was correct, a lot of stuff is going to change by 2030 I don’t think for the same reasons they thinking it’s going to change, but it’s all changing and it’s going to be extraordinary and being resilient is the most important thing. And resilience to us is of course having lots of financial capital if you can. Things to learn about your financial education. Awesome. But it’s all about being educated. First you have to know what’s going on. Don’t be a rat in a cage, a rat in a cage getting shocked and doesn’t know what the sharks are or why they’re coming or who’s administering them. Once you can resolve those things, the shocks are still shocking, but now they don’t lead to inappropriate behaviors where you end up blaming yourself, your partner, your spouse, your neighbor. We extract up a level and we’re able to still move even though the shocks are coming. This is shocking. Things happening right now.
Evie Botelho [00:23:59] Also remind people to pick up your book, Prosper. I think that’s a really incredible book in terms of resilience and and becoming more prepared because it’s not just the financial capital as you’re talking about it. It’s many other things that give us a rich and fulfilling life.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:24:15] Yeah. Prosper talks about the eight forms of capital building of eight different forms. It’s good people. Give it rave reviews and say it changes their lives and for the better. And I think it candidate is framing framing the framing. You know it’s a it’s a way of looking at the world that allows you to parse through it more quickly because you sort of already understand it. It’s kind of like if all you did was work on a car engine, but you didn’t understand that there was a whole class of things called internal combustion engines and you learned how to fix amazing 12 cylinder Bugatti engine, every component. You knew all of that. But the first time you saw like a a little Honda lawnmower engine, you might be like, what? You know? So the frame of understanding what an internal combustion engine is more globally is, is gives you an edge in that bit. So, all right, let’s let’s let’s talk now about the. Okay. Sorry. People in Germany, Europe in particular more generally. But you’re oh, my God, you have some shocks coming. Let’s start with step five in the story. Blame Russia. Look at this. Germany triggers gas alarms stage. This is big news today. Accuses Russia of economic attack.
Evie Botelho [00:25:20] Oh, really?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:25:21] Yeah.
Evie Botelho [00:25:22] We don’t want your things your bad.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:25:25] How dare you put conditions on that valuable product you’re trying to sell us for two units? But let’s. That’s step five. Let’s go through the other step. Step one, uh, Germany. Join sanctions against Russia. Harsh economic sanctions. Right. And they went against individual oligarchs. Right? You know, these are people who hadn’t been charged with anything. We hadn’t particularly personally done anything wrong, but they were Russian, so they went off. So anyway, that was step one.
Evie Botelho [00:25:50] And they had money.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:25:51] And they had money. They joined all these sanctions against Russia, which Russia could have said, Oh, feels kind of economic attack to us. Step two was send heavy weapons into Ukraine. Hey, now we’re just trying to kill your people.
Evie Botelho [00:26:02] Right? It’s not personal.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:26:03] Not the personal. But that’s what we’re doing. How dare you punch back? Step three, they seized Russian assets, particularly in Germany. They seized some assets like buildings and equipment that belonged to Gazprom. They seized it just like that’s ours. Now, step four, they refuse to pay for Russian gas and rubles because Russia’s saying, are you going to be that way? We got gas, but you got to pay us rubles like no. There’s a contract. There’s rules. Of course. You put any rules under way. One, two or three actually fit within other rules. But then there we get to step five, which is blame Russia. Okay, Germany, this is really serious. This got there three alarm stages, as you know, in Germany for an energy emergency. And you already went through stage one, which is kind of like warning. Stage two, it gets pretty darn serious now. And this is because Russia’s who knows what the actual story is. But they said this part is true, that there are some compressors they needed to continue operating the main pipeline that still feeds gas into Germany from Russia, Russia said. Well, sanctions. It’s sitting in in Canada. And Canada said, we’re not sending it to you. And the company that was reconditioning it is Siemens, a German company. So, no, you can’t have your equipment. You have to keep sending us gas. And so Russia said not doing it. So they had to shut down one of their compressor stations, which cut off a third of the flow. But Germany’s at the end of every end of the whole pipeline. Right. So they only got they lost 60% of their gas flows. This is going to be exceedingly bad for Russia.
Evie Botelho [00:27:37] That’s going to be painful.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:27:39] Can be cold and painful. I mean, we’re talking this is an economic shock that you can’t fix with printing money and, you know, pass some other laws condemning whoever you want. None of that matters when you take an economy and a people and you starve them for energy. Bad things happen. This is very simple.
Evie Botelho [00:28:00] So so is this going to what do you think this is going to affect? Is it going to be like commercial and industrial stuff? Is it also going to be.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:28:07] Is that our database?
Evie Botelho [00:28:08] I think it is.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:28:09] This is Dan Edwards on the street. Shout out to Dan. Yes, that is. Hey, buddy.
Evie Botelho [00:28:14] But also stop.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:28:15] By for a.
Evie Botelho [00:28:15] Visit. Yeah, definitely. We miss you. Is it going to be affecting how people can heat their homes? Is it industrial? Like, where do you think it’s going to really hit that population?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:28:26] Yeah. So German gas from memory. Roughly speaking, about a third goes into their industry and about a third actually just go straight into residential, not quite as a whole third, but it’s a big number. And then a lot of the rest goes into producing electricity, which goes into both both places. But industry needs it a lot. Right. They have to heat things, melt things, make things, you know, use it as a building block chemically to create other things out of it. So it’s a very industrially useful product, of course, and one that you can’t replace with wind towers. So anyway.
Evie Botelho [00:29:03] And if you don’t have the right kind of situation in your home, like if you don’t have a wood stove.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:29:09] But even what.
Evie Botelho [00:29:10] Wood, different type of fuel, what would.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:29:11] You burn? Europe doesn’t have forests like we do over here. Not quite the same. They do.
Evie Botelho [00:29:16] But I don’t know.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:29:18] It’s a lot more packed up. Remember, once upon a time, if you cut the Kings tree down, they would just hang you. You know, there’s a reason because they were pretty much out of wood at that point in time. Thankfully, coal came along and allowed people to live even more densely. And then oil and all of that is very big story. But so this process, it’s the end of the world and you know it. Yeah, absolutely. It’s how the future is not going to look anything like the past. So that’s so last week we were traveling last week and so what we did was we little blast from the past. We pulled a piece from March 12th, 2020 called The Adjustment Reaction, which is an awesome piece of work by Peter Sandeman and his wife. Looking at how people respond to emergencies. And so the adjustment reaction really speaks to the idea that what you need to do when a new risks surfaces is evaluate it quickly, make some decisions and move in. That’s hard to do. And so when we’re at a turning point like we’re at right now, the adjustment reaction is going to really be the defining factor between whether some people thrive, some merely survive, and some don’t survive at all. So that’s why I do what I do as much as I can is because I think to help with the adjustment reaction, the first thing you have to have is context. Get to know what’s happening.
Evie Botelho [00:30:38] Super Helpful.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:30:40] +You have to see it coming. So this German stuff we just talked about, this is completely predictable that that gas is missing in action. Yes, their storage isn’t all that bad for this time of year right now, but they’re getting 60% less from one of their major supplier producers. And then, of course, a week and a half ago in the United States, one of our main LNG export terminals in Freeport, Texas, went in, blew up, and it’s out of commission to the end of this year. So put all that together. And it’s it’s a pretty seriously bad situation for Germany because I’ve been talking about this for four months now. I think you can read more mainstream articles soon. It will sort of become common knowledge.
Evie Botelho [00:31:20] So I think we’re almost there. Almost they’re almost there, at least with this particular energy piece. But the larger framing may not be I mean, people still, I think, legitimately believe articles like that blaming Russia for where we’re at in this story. But I think the the issue is much broader and more complex than that.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:31:42] Well, I know why the politicians do that, right. Of course, they do it that way, because the alternative is to fess up and say, oh, it’s our fault. My bad, right? Maybe we shouldn’t have antagonized our primary energy supplier without having a plan. Maybe we should have thought that through. But we didn’t just it’s how it is. So many missteps right now. And that’s why I talk about COVID a lot and what’s happened with the NIH, the CDC, the FDA or your equivalent in your countries. I think it was just the Dutch health minister Fauci equivalent just came out yesterday and said, uh, he was asked a question directly. If we knew then what we know about vaccines now, would we put them in kids? And he said, no. But we didn’t, you know, at the time we made the right decision. But looking back now, we would say no. Like, data hasn’t changed, buddy. It just hasn’t. What changed is if it’s becoming completely obvious that now no is the correct answer, at least there. And to all those people who did not, the 57% who did not, you know, partake. Right. It’s becoming completely obvious. So this is important. We talk about this a lot. How do things how do things change? Things don’t change with data. They change when. So this is private knowledge. Even though we’re broadcasting this, you and I and Evy, we each were holding private knowledge. So I’m sharing with you this stuff. In private knowledge is is something that you know and I know, but you and I both know that everybody doesn’t know this yet. And so when something becomes common knowledge, things change like that. So our job is to make things become common knowledge. And common knowledge exists when everybody knows that everybody knows. That’s what you need, everybody. So I look at this data here and I say, Oh, a lot of people have figured it out, but not everybody. And it’s not it’s not. Okay. Here’s all you know, it’s okay to talk about this when you’re on a train or a bus or some other public place and you feel like you can talk in full volume with your friend about this and not have people turn around and give you Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Donald Sutherland screams. Right.
Evie Botelho [00:33:56] When you don’t have to be so robotic.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:34:00] Or talk in code. You know.
Evie Botelho [00:34:03] I know where our signs when we need them, we don’t have them.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:34:06] So if you get this service a sickness and you have to take the magic juice, ixnay on. I know that old thing. No, that’s so that’s our job. Our job is to get this out into common knowledge. I know people out there are struggling with the same as us, which is, you know, people who still are anywhere close to being able to receive this information because they’re caught on the wrong side of the story and trapped in a in a place where they can’t receive any new data, right? Mm hmm. And there’s a lot of data out there you want to know here. Let me see if I if I put this in here, because this to me was just was just nuts that I put that and I put that in here. Yeah, this this was nuts. So they put a nice picture of them up here. But of course, if you saw the picture, Justin Bieber like has the whole Bell’s Palsy and he’s just drooping on one side of his face. His wife went to the hospital with a brain clot.
Evie Botelho [00:35:00] What?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:35:01] Yeah, just prior part. Right. And of course, the hill very helpfully comes out and says, no evidence Justin Bieber’s facial facial paralysis is tied to COVID 19, vaccine experts say. So my question is, what would evidence look like? There’s no such thing as there’s no this evidentiary proof that they’re calling for here does not exist in medicine. It might surprise you to find out that there is no direct proof that aspirin helps with aches and pains.
Evie Botelho [00:35:33] It’s all anecdotal. It’s all.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:35:34] Anecdotal. We give it to people and they tell us stuff. Can’t rely on that. Where’s the proof? Well, we don’t have proof. There’s no proof.
Evie Botelho [00:35:42] That’s an interesting way to look at it.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:35:44] It’s very hard to prove things in medicine. It’s exceedingly hard. And that’s one of the tricks in this game. You watch where they. Go with like here’s proof. Here’s proof to people on that side. Oh, Fauci had jabs and his symptoms are mild. Proof. See how that works? Yes, I do. This person had the jabs in their face. Droop through the though connection. That’s weird, right?
Evie Botelho [00:36:10] But remember the talking about this way back in the beginning. Yeah. Ian, Boris and syndrome. Like, that’s the thing. It’s like, how are they somehow disconnecting it right at this moment in time?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:36:22] Well, this is what happens in science, is that you often have a temporal association and it’s a correlation. And that tells you that there’s. If it happens every single time. Right. Mm hmm. Like if we put rubber bands around people’s arms and their arms fall off, and we do that over and over again, we go. These might be connected events. Right. Right. Well, how it is. So so that temporal association is really, really important. And by the way, there are things that happen. People get exposed to things. And it’s a decade later when the impact happens. And those are very hard to connect.
Evie Botelho [00:36:54] That’s what’s terrifying.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:36:55] Very hard.
Evie Botelho [00:36:56] Things. And in that chart in particular, the children that they’re deciding now to put, the younger children they’re deciding to put this into who can’t even tell you if something’s wrong. Yeah, right. Those children are going to grow up and have an unknown quantity over quality of life as a result. Yep. Bothers me.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:37:14] Yep. And here’s. Here’s the thing. So. So in the case of. Of Bell’s Palsy. And hey, greetings. Te Schaefer from Buenos Aires. I spent a month in Buenos Aires. I really liked it, by the way. Pretty excited that Argentina’s reporting larger and larger fossil fuel outputs from their vaca muerta shale formation. They’re getting both gas and oil. They are potentially going to be in the position of not having to import any longer if they can continue the trend they’re on. That changes a country’s wealth instantly. When you are no longer hemorrhaging money for your primary inputs, which is food and fuel.
Evie Botelho [00:37:52] How long will that last, though?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:37:54] It’s a pretty big deposits. It’s going to last a while. But the first thing is this is this is for for people who are like, you know, where’s the edge play? Like like where would I go to invest? I’m telling you, Argentina is going to absolutely barring its own internal corruption and other things it has resolved. But but it now has the building blocks to actually do something extraordinary, which is turn the corner on a very, very long era of slowly bleeding out its value.
Evie Botelho [00:38:21] So you’ve had a rough.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:38:22] Pretty exciting several.
Evie Botelho [00:38:23] Years.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:38:24] For them because of course, fossil, you know, energy is is everybody’s it’s it’s everything.
Evie Botelho [00:38:30] And it doesn’t matter.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:38:31] That.
Evie Botelho [00:38:32] We don’t need it.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:38:33] So but any rate, the way it works here is so let’s say let’s say that if we took a million people and the normal rate of Bell’s palsy was 200 per year in that population, then we do something, we do a medical intervention and it suddenly goes to 400. I can tell you I can guarantee you that some of those 400, like half of them 200 are because. That’s the next four location that Mr. Fix. He says Argentina. Yes. Terrorists are going to be found down there or something. What an.
Evie Botelho [00:39:06] Awful leadership.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:39:09] Let’s hope it doesn’t turn into the resource curse. It’s a thing. Okay. But so so. But to these experts would say you can’t prove that that Bell’s palsy because we have 200 normally in a year, but now it’s 400. You can’t prove that that one was because of that. But I can tell you that that intervention cause 200. I can’t tell you which of them per se. Right. All of those people had the magic, you know, intervention. But if it turned out that 200 didn’t, in 200 did, and this is entirely where that is now, very strong. It’s a very strong association. So this whole thing is just nuts how this is all been played out. It’s not science. It’s just not science.
Evie Botelho [00:39:48] What did you say the other day? I don’t know if I can say. It’s a swear word. A swear word. That’s not science. Says bull beep.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:39:57] We’ll have to put that one in sign language. Okay. All right. So, wait, let me pull up to this then, because. Where did I put that? I put it here. So. So I got to tell you, I’m really horrified and disturbed by this. This bothers me a lot. This is of course, there’s two sides on this. One side is very excited and proud. This is a proud moment for a lot of people. They’re glad to be filmed doing this. They put this out and this is showing Reuters excitedly showing that babies and toddlers now receiving their first COVID vaccine at the Children’s National Health Research Campus in Washington, D.C. And so they’re very excited by this now. Here’s the thing.
Evie Botelho [00:40:41] This is a video.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:40:42] Yeah. Baby cries and everyone’s like, yay! I’m pretty excited about that. There’s no data from no the literally zero data from the trials that were conducted because they only did it on 4000 some kids, about 3000 dropped out. So we don’t even know what happened there. But then there was about a thousand and then there were like ten cases that and again, it was kind of murky what are they calling an endpoint and what constituted COVID? And was was it antibodies? Was it was a little murky.
Evie Botelho [00:41:12] Right. It could have gone. And they said of any benefit or 80% effective.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:41:15] But when you looked at the error bars on this thing, it could have been 80%, could have been -380%. Can’t say for sure it’s somewhere in there, but there’s no data. No.
Evie Botelho [00:41:27] No data. No, it’s horrifying. So I’m glad you didn’t torture me with that video. That would bother me.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:41:33] No, I did. What? I didn’t wanna show you that one. So then there’s this. Which we did looked at together of June 22nd, New York Times covered news, very young children. New York City finally get their vaccine shots, a pandemic milestone.
Evie Botelho [00:41:46] Oh, thank goodness.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:41:47] In a city that was once the center of COVID 19, many parents have been eager to vaccinate their youngest children. The CDC endorsed the shots over the weekend. This is a picture of a woman, Jammie Wolf, with her four year old daughter. And the article writes that she was extremely excited about the arrival of vaccines for young children.
Evie Botelho [00:42:10] It’s become a fad.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:42:14] Why would you be extremely excited?
Evie Botelho [00:42:16] I don’t know. Are they exaggerating?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:42:21] I don’t think so. I think some people are extremely excited.
Evie Botelho [00:42:24] I don’t get excited, that kind of things. I’m not sure.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:42:27] I’m a little I don’t know. But anyway, if you look at their she says she says, quote, Jamie says, we’ve been we we sure your kids have been totally excited. Lady, we’ve been waiting for this for as long as the pandemic has started. I was practically first in line when they rolled out the vaccines for 5 to 12 year olds. And I planned to be first in line, so to speak, for this rollout to her daughter.
Evie Botelho [00:42:51] Doesn’t seem so happy about that.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:42:53] I plan to be first in line. You know me, I we that’s our generation, right? Yeah.
Evie Botelho [00:42:58] That’s disturbing. That’s really unhealthy. I have to tell her I need to call Jamie and just let her know that that’s that’s not a good thing for your kids.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:43:08] I find that.
Evie Botelho [00:43:09] Really. I mean, I’m a mother, too, so it’s not like I’m speaking from not having any skin in this game. I do. I have children. I have two daughters. You know, one’s younger, one’s older. And the older one can make her own decisions. But the younger daughter, I mean, both of them, I feel, are in no shape or form, you know, in a in a situation where they would be in danger of this virus. And I would not put something like that in them. And I’ve they’ve had most of their other shots. You know, they’re up to date. You went to school, college, blah, blah, blah. But goodness, I just can’t imagine all those question marks. Those would keep me up at night. Wouldn’t that keep you up at night as a parent if you didn’t know what this what this excuse me, what these vaccines would potentially do in the future?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:43:57] Well, let’s imagine for a moment that you are all excited. Maybe you’re misinformed. You do this and then something happens, right? And so we’ve we’ve heard the horror stories and there are a lot of them and they’re very dark. When that happens, you know what happens next. You are on your own because you’re going to get gaslit by the medical professions. The doctors, the experts are going to say that couldn’t possibly be related to that. There’s going to be no help from the federal government, nothing. You will just be pushed off to the side.
Evie Botelho [00:44:27] Like Maddy. To Gary.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:44:28] Right. Like Maddy. To Gary. You’re just so much collateral damage on this highway. You just get pushed to the side and that happens to lots and lots of people. And that that’s that’s the worst part to me. So again, how a culture treats it’s very old, is very young, it’s infirm. Those who are in need of our best support is a mark of that culture in some way, shape or form. So this is yeah.
Evie Botelho [00:44:52] I like that accountability that makes sense to me the way you said that.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:44:56] Hey, look at this one. Peak Prosperity team is awesome. Hey, thanks, Jess. A big thank you from Canberra, Australia. Please consider having Neil McCoy Ward, the Isle of Man on your show. I would love to see this. Hey, that’s a great suggestion. Neil and I, we had a little conversation just a couple of months ago. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Mike, that made the connection so great he’d had. He had COVID at the time, so he was apologizing all the time, very politely, his British accent, and saying sorry that his brain is a little foggy, but he thinks a lot like we do. And so that would be a good, good line up suggests a thanks for that. Absolutely. That would be a good a good conversation to have. So but let’s let’s so so much of this is like a psychodrama. Now, let’s talk about how so so remember this. I just blame Russia. It reminded me of this. Unfortunately, I have a little experience with narcissists. And so this comes from some some work I’ve done in the past and understood. And here’s a tip like life pro-tip time, right? A narcissist is somebody who just pushes over your boundaries constantly. And when you finally set a boundary, they will often experience that as an attack. It’s not like, you know, they don’t they don’t allow that. So they say when you set boundaries against a narcissist, you will experience abuse. The narcissist will interpret your boundaries as a narcissistic injury. Oh, my God. I can’t believe you did that to me when you’re simply saying, please stop yelling at me. Oh, my God, it’s terrifying you declaring your independence will be met with steep consequences. And this is Russia saying, Hey, we’re a country. We get to do what we want to do here, you know? And Germany’s like, that’s an attack.
Evie Botelho [00:46:44] Oh, I have the narcissist fear. I had to pull it up.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:46:47] Oh, good. The narcissist. I love this prayer.
Evie Botelho [00:46:49] Prayer. What a narcissist. Prayer.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:46:51] Lay it on me.
Evie Botelho [00:46:52] Number one, that didn’t happen. Number two, and if it did, it wasn’t that bad. And number three, if it and if it was, that’s not a big deal. Number four. And if it is, that’s not my fault. And if it was, I didn’t mean it. And if I did, you deserved it. There are a couple versions of this floating around.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:47:14] And that’s a great that’s a great one.
Evie Botelho [00:47:17] You want to go go over it again?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:47:18] That didn’t happen there. But if it.
Evie Botelho [00:47:22] Wasn’t, that.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:47:22] Wasn’t that bad. And if it was, that probably wasn’t that big a deal. But if it was.
Evie Botelho [00:47:30] I didn’t mean it. It wasn’t.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:47:31] My fault.
Evie Botelho [00:47:33] Think you deserved it?
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:47:34] Obviously, if it was. Well, yeah, then you deserved it.
Evie Botelho [00:47:36] Yeah, I’m familiar with that sadly as well.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:47:40] I know, I know. And so this is why it’s so important to have these conversations right now, because the world has so many huge changes coming and we need adults in charge and we are just out of adults at this point in time. Watching the Biden administration flail as it tries to concoct an energy policy which 12 months ago consisted of dumping on fossil fuel companies, two now trying to harangue them into being different and coming up with more stuff to Biden just yesterday saying gas station owners were at war. This is no time to charge too much for your product. Lower your prices like the economic ignorance of that statement is astonishing to me. How can you possibly think that the people most responsible for setting the price of fuel are the people at the very end of the chain? These people operate on pennies per gallon margins, right? It’s ridiculously tight. The gas station up the street that undercuts by $0.04 gets all the business. I mean, this is a thin mark in business, but but that’s economic ignorance is like, well, when I see an $8 cucumber at the store must be the store’s fault. It’s like, Oh, boy, where do we go? We don’t even start with that.
Evie Botelho [00:48:51] We just don’t.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:48:52] Well, now they’re talking about opening up, uh, drilling off the coasts.
Evie Botelho [00:48:57] Really? You didn’t hear about this yesterday.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:48:59] They just floated the trial balloon today where? I don’t know, some news thing I was reading.
Evie Botelho [00:49:05] No, I mean, like, oh.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:49:06] East Coast, West Coast, off the coast of coastal shows. Yeah. May have some more stuff. So some day, you know, the coast of of the East Coast of the United States might look more like the Gulf of Mexico. You know, rigs.
Evie Botelho [00:49:17] Great. I’m so excited.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:49:19] Layers deep.
Evie Botelho [00:49:20] Very exciting for marine life. My God.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:49:24] Oh, yeah. No, I mean, but. But just. Just think about like that, how fast that turned. Right. So I have a lot of people ask me all the time, like like. Well, Chris, are you advocating we burn fossil fuels? I’m not advocating. I’m just telling you we’re going to burn them. Right. That’s what going to happen. That’s what humans are going to do. And right now in Europe, they’re attempting to restart coal fired plants, is if you just sort of turn it back on, there’s a big switch off back on. It doesn’t work that way. Somebody wrote in and one of the comments at Peak Prosperity laid down what’s actually involved. I love that’s what I love about the drive is we get these people who have a lot of experience and a real wealth of stuff to share, and they were sharing that. It turns out that there are pumps and things have to be shut down in the right order and if certain things don’t stay pressurized, but most importantly, the big turbine itself that sits inside that the turbine shaft, outside the boiler, that thing is this giant, massive piece of metal that has to rotate on a smooth axis. And if you don’t rotate them frequently, they sag over time. Like the metal is so heavy it pulls and now it’s a rotor that doesn’t work because it’s out of true like a badly balanced tire on the front of your car. Like, that’s awkward, but when it’s a turbine, it’s explosively dangerous. So at any rate, it’s going to be a while. But look at what just happened. Germany said no more coal plants. We’re getting rid of nuclear, both for green reasons. We’re going to put up a bunch of wind and solar. They invested extraordinarily big on all that stuff. And push comes to shove and they’re like, how quick can we get these coal plants back on? So I don’t worry about are people going to burn the energy we’re going to I worry about we’re going to burn it for dumb stuff, like to create more economic growth or something.
Evie Botelho [00:51:06] Like that, you know, instead of creating systems or the.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:51:12] Well, here’s.
Evie Botelho [00:51:12] Something that.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:51:14] Anybody who owns a house knows this. Anybody has a building, anybody has a business, understands that it takes a certain amount of energy just to maintain what you have. So I’m a little bit of a conservationist. I’m conservative in the sense that I think at a minimum we should not lose what we have. So I’m kind of starting to get that vibe like I want to be a 13th century monk in Ireland, right? Let’s at least keep these parchments around, you know, and so so we can get a quick start when times get started again, because we could really lose a lot of things. And in particular, if we say, oh, we’re going to spend our energy growing so we have more bridges, more buildings, more of this, more that you understand at some point when that energy starts to nose over that it takes energy just to maintain stuff, right? Yeah. Your concrete has to be replaced because it had rebar in it, which sprawled and and rusted and shattered. Right.
Evie Botelho [00:52:00] You pour asphalt.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:52:01] Or asphalt and used to be dug up and melted and put back down with new stuff on and on and on. Just it takes energy. So at a certain point it’s going to take a certain amount of energy just to keep what we have, not more of it, keep it. But I’m worried that our leaders are all about, well, how can we get growth going fast again? That’s what the Federal Reserve is doing the whole time is like, how much money do we have to print to make growth happen? We don’t care what happens. Growth is so important. This is what happens when you have a business.
Evie Botelho [00:52:27] Yep, yep. Oh, it’s bad, isn’t it? Yeah.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:52:30] Just growing, growing, growing, growing, growing. And we’re at the end of the age of growth, so now it’s time to be responsible. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not bad. But we have so much marketing around this idea that we have to grow all the time, that it feels to me like a lot of what’s happening with Russia right now is actually this a big, giant resource rich, poorly or low populated country? And I think the West has some pretty strong designs on it. In fact, we were just asked this question in our live cast, which we did for our members yesterday at Peak Prosperity. Somebody asked, Hey, what do you think about this, about this, that Russia needs to be colonized? What did they call it? It’s yeah, Russia that Russia needed to be basically broken up and you know it’s for their own sake. Mhm. They need to be reform changed, broken up. And so there’s a group of people in Europe that are now openly talking about that and Russia is over here gone. Dude, we have nukes.
Evie Botelho [00:53:27] Back off.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:53:28] Just stop it. Right. Because Russia actually wants to be independent. They want to be their own person. And this is unacceptable to some people out there. They want to they want to be what they are. I remember at the time you remember Putin would get hugely demonized because they had this group that this sort of avant garde music group, Pussy Riot, that was like really pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable over there. And they just kept saying, stop. And then we put them in jail. Right. Because they’re like, they’re not going down. They’re not going down any of this walk. Like, you know, like that’s just their culture. They said, No, no, you guys, you want to do that? That’s fine. But we’re not doing that. And that was unacceptable to us, to our press, to our thought leaders, to all of that. And so the culture wars, I think Russia’s committed many sins to the West, and one of them is they refuse to engage in the culture nonsense.
Evie Botelho [00:54:24] I think they do strangely through this whole thing, the arc of this more recent story with them, I see them in a different light than I have before. Not saying I think Putin is a good man or an individual. I don’t have a close enough relationship to him to understand how to judge him in that sense. But I, I find myself more and more at least playing devil’s advocate, whatever the mainstream media is telling me, you know.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:54:50] I don’t trust anything the mainstream media says anymore can trust any of it. Uh, balkanized. Yeah. Let’s balkanize russia. What could go wrong? Thanks, missy. What could possibly go wrong? Nothin.
Evie Botelho [00:55:04] Right. So we love Dr.. Dr. Robert Mullen. All right. Friend of ours, he is.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:55:13] He is from Robin Vickers. Have you heard about Robert Malone? He seems to have similar opinions as you. Yes, I actually know Robert reasonably well. Yes. Said he’s he’s the genuine article. He’s thoughtful, full of integrity and is going to do the right thing. I count on him to do the right things as he sees it.
Evie Botelho [00:55:33] I have a poem for just this moment.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:55:35] You do? Yeah.
Evie Botelho [00:55:37] Okay. It’s called The Journey by Mary Oliver, who’s one of my favorite poets. She passed away in 2019. And she actually grew up in New England and lived in this area. So I thank her. I don’t know if that’s why her poetry speaks to me so, but perhaps it will speak to you one day. You finally knew what you had to do and began, though the voices around you kept shouting there bad advice, though the whole house began to tremble, and you felt the old tug at your ankles mend my life. Each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to do. Though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible. It was already late enough in a wild night and the road full of fallen branches and stones. But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds. And there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world. Determined to do the only thing you could do. Determined to save the only life that you could save.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:56:55] Your own? Mm hmm. Yeah. Yeah. So in all of this, I found that my integrity is what matters to me most of all. That I only want to hang out with other people who display high levels of integrity. That I don’t have time for trivial pursuits anymore and wasting time and having small talk and all of that. I just violently unable to anymore. My eyes just start yawning insanely when I run into a super boring. How’s the Super Bowl this year conversation? And so the the model that we use of Peak Prosperity is that we think that, yes, there are a lot of other people who share that sort of attribute like, no, this is serious, let’s have real conversations, just have lots of context. Do we know what’s right and truthful? No, but we know what the bullshit is. So, you know, can we have those really deep, meaningful conversations which ultimately coalesces into us being a tribe? We have a tribe and there are other tribes out there and we’re starting to interact with all these other tribes and we’re fundamentally built. The same huge Venn diagram overlap because what we really care about is trying to make sense of the world and not being distracted by all the meaningless distractions that happen out there that the world is is seeming to throw at us specifically just to keep us distracted. So sure.
Evie Botelho [00:58:11] And to leave something better behind. Right. Yeah. But we don’t at the expense of the future. Future generations make poor decisions today that injure those that come after us. We really want to leave something behind that’s worth inheriting.
Dr. Chris Martenson [00:58:28] Yes. So this is a comment that just came in this morning. I’m part of a customer service exchange and this person wrote, this is a great opportunity to tell you and all at p Peak Prosperity how much I enjoy and value Peak Prosperity. As retired physician, I began listening to Chris’s analysis of the key studies, coronavirus studies and implications greatly admires clear and impeccably accurate discussions. Lately, I am pretty ignorant about financial matters have benefited greatly from his analyzes concerning energy in the economy. Lastly, since I have lost many friends here by standing up to oppose the government line on coronavirus, I treasure the PPE community. You make me feel less alone in a small cadre of a weak people has newly formed here I am able to share Peak Prosperity info with them. We all benefit from your work. Heartfelt thanks again to all of you. Best wishes and I blacked out his name. HS So thank you for that. HS Wonderful. I love receiving those, but I thought he captured really, really well what our community is really about. We’ve all lost friends because we dared to do something like stand up for data and the truth and having conversations wherever they happen to go. Like really, I can’t ask the question like that. There was this thing that just came. Every single day we hear about somebody who’s in their twenties dying or, you know, not not getting out of bed the next morning or I don’t know if anybody else saw this, but there was a because it hit the news, a synchronized swimmer, she just ended up at the bottom of the pool, just passed out mid routine and her trainer had to go in and pull her out. They didn’t mention her status because of course, you can’t ask that. Well, she’s going to a restaurant and you could ask her. But but we have more and more and more of that stacking up in that it’s and that it’s weird that you have to create a special place where people can come and talk about this stuff. But it’s true and these are big deals, so thank you for that. HS And as well. If you don’t understand the intersection between energy and the economy, this is going to be a cage shocking cage moment for you. It’s really a big deal. And pay no attention to what the price of oil is doing. It’s down a little bit this last week. The United States is releasing it furiously from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Who cares? Just look at supply demand. Extraordinary story there. And it’s going to be really quite bad as we go forward. So what do you do if you have a super overleveraged financial system? With tons of debt, even more earned and underfunded liabilities like Social Security, Medicare, pensions. What do you do? Well, that’s why we keep hearing about this thing called the Great Reset, you know. But what is a great reset? The Great Reset simply says, look, we have way too much debt. We can’t possibly pay it. But if we just cancel that debt, the holders of the debt lose out. And the people who are the debt is when that’s no good because that means rich people lose out and generally speaking.
Evie Botelho [01:01:26] Get. Richer.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:01:27] Average people win. That’s wrong. That’s a complete perversion of everything we believe in. So that’s not going to happen. So we’re going to do this great reset. But what would it look like? What does that mean? Reset. What? How do you reset a monetary system? This brings us to central bank digital currencies. We’re going to have to go we’re going to have to go there. We’re going to talk about them, the so-called Cbdcs Central Bank, digital currencies. So if you’ve looked at everything that’s happened with the CD as that last doctor, if you watch the pattern, everything, everything has been about stifling, questioning, stifling data, all in the interest of pushing forward a single narrative. And that single narrative has been about compliance. We don’t care if you think you have natural immunity, we’re going to ignore natural immunity for the first time ever in all of human history because it’s a thing even George Washington knew about it. People are like, oh, you know, he he enforced smallpox vaccinations on people. Yeah. Did you know that he didn’t do that for people who’d already had smallpox? Because, duh, natural immunity rights have been a thing for a long time. So but it wasn’t wasn’t in 2020. Lost the thread on that because they weren’t interested in that story. What they were interested in, of course, was this whole idea of compliance and how do you get to compliance. And one of the greatest tools of compliance is going to be these cbdcs. I ran across this article first from a position paper back in 2019. I think it was at any rate in the Telegraph, they right here, the Bank of England, tells ministers to intervene on digital currency programing. The Bank of England saying, hey, look, we can do these digital currencies if you want, but there’s some really critical social issues that really belong to the political sphere, not us directly, because we can’t make those decisions over here. But they’re really saying, please make these decisions and we’ll implement them. Tom Button, a director at the Bank of England, said during a conference on Monday that programing could become a key feature of any future central bank digital currency, in which the money would be programed to be released only when something happened.
Evie Botelho [01:03:28] What does that mean? What does he mean by that?
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:03:30] He said you could introduce programmability. What happens if one of the participants in a transaction puts a restriction on the future use of that money? There could become socially beneficial outcomes from that, say preventing activity, which is seen to be socially harmful in some way. But at the same time it could be a restriction on people’s freedoms. So, Mo, you guys figured this out? That’s creepy, right?
Evie Botelho [01:03:56] It’s like Canada, basically.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:03:58] Yeah, exactly. So continuing in this article, quote, a digital currency could make payments faster, cheaper and safer could yeah, it could do that. But also opens up new technological possibilities, including programing, effectively allowing a party in a transaction such as the state or an employer to control how the money is spent by the recipient. One potential use could be control over benefits payments, said Sandra Roe, chief executive of the Global Blockchain Business Council. Sounds big. We know what that is. The Global Blockchain Business Council. Is there such a thing? I guess there is. She compared a program digital currency to the US system of paying benefits and vouchers, as it could have a similar goal of restricting the recipient to buying only essentials such as food with the money. A Treasury spokesman spokesman said programmability is a potential feature of a central bank digital currency. A potential feature. So programmability. So programmability. Like Hey citizen, you are trouble troublemaker. Your cbdc only works within a five mile radius of your home. That’s it doesn’t work outside of that.
Evie Botelho [01:05:12] And you can’t buy beer and you can’t.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:05:14] You know, you can’t buy beer, right? And on and on and on. Like like that level of control. Of course, this is like a can a control freaks wet dream, right? This is just to think, oh, my God, this is amazing. Think of all the things we could do. We could find racists and cut them off. We could, you know. But you know how this is going to work, right? It’s going to be the road to hell is paved with the best of intentions. This is going to be something that is going to be used and then misused almost instantly.
Evie Botelho [01:05:40] Oh, yeah.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:05:41] In fact.
Evie Botelho [01:05:42] It’s going to be impossible to actually make those kind of ethical or moral decisions. And then it’s going to give rise to all sorts of issues with people’s privacy. I mean, it already has.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:05:54] It has. Well, but this I mean, it’s here, right? So China in China, this is just from June 15th. So China, there was a bank run. So there’s a bank. All these people wanted to go get their money out. And of course, people in China have this moment where they get pretty agitated when they can’t get their money out of a bank. And so there’s a a bit of a cultural phenomenon there to go and protest outside the bank. So there was this bank run. All these victims planned to protest. They were going to show up and check this out. Check this out. Knew a 39 year old tech worker in Beijing arrived in the central city of Yangzhou on Sunday with all the boxes tipped to travel under China’s very stringent COVID restrictions. He had tested negative for COVID 19. The day before his hotel, he confirmed he could be checked in. The health code on his phone app was green, meaning he not been exposed to other people or places deemed risks, therefore was free to travel. Cool. But when Lu scanned a local QR code to exit the Qingdao train station, his health code came back red. A nightmare for any traveler in China, where freedom of movement is strictly dictated by a color code system imposed by the government to control the spread of the virus. Anybody with a red code usually assigned to people infected with COVID are deemed by authorities to be at high risk of infection, immediately becomes a persona non grata. They are banned from all public venues and transport, often subject to weeks of government quarantine. But all that derailed plans for Liu, who had come to Jinzhou, the provincial capital of Henan province, to seek redress from a bank that had frozen his deposits. He put his life savings of ¥6 million, about eight or 90,000, into a rural bank in Hunan. And since April hasn’t been able to withdraw a penny. That’s over the past two months, thousands of depositors like you had been fighting to recover their savings from at least four rural banks in Hunan, a case that involves billions of dollars. In late May, hundreds of them traveled to Qingdao from across China and staged a protest outside the office of the Hunan Banking Regulator to demand their money back to no avail. Another protest was planned for Monday, but as the depositors arrived in Qingdao, they were stunned to find that their health cards, which were green upon departure, had all turned red. According to six who spoke with CNN in a social media post, dozens of depositors were taken into a quarantine hotel, guarded by police and local officials before being sent away on trains bound for their hometowns. The next day, others were quarantined at several other locations in the city, including a college campus, according to witnesses in online posts. Depositors accused the Shanghai authorities of tampering with the health code system to prevent them from returning to the city and thus thwarting their plans to fend for their rights.
Evie Botelho [01:08:40] Well.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:08:41] How about that? Isn’t that crazy?
Evie Botelho [01:08:43] That’s my worst nightmare right there.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:08:45] It’s not crazy.
Evie Botelho [01:08:46] It’s actually happening in the world.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:08:48] That’s just a taste of what’s coming. That’s. That’s where these cbdcs go, right? So they’re using a health code that prevents travel because that’s how China implemented it. But it’s something that’s on your phone. It’s something that prevents you from from going where you want to go because well, before it was about health. But now it’s like would be awkward if you showed up and protested for your money back. So you can’t do that. That’s how this stuff goes. Right. That’s that’s where this is heading. So at any rate.
Evie Botelho [01:09:15] Things are getting wonky or in wonk gear. Yeah. I mean, I knew Canada is another instance of that for me that just watching that all unfold is really shocking to me.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:09:26] The frozen bank.
Evie Botelho [01:09:27] Accounts, frozen bank accounts of the truckers, I think some of them are still dealing with that. And what crime did they actually commit, you know, feeding the homeless? I am not even clear. Yeah, I’m not sure that they’ve had a fair hearing in that regard.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:09:43] Here’s Jessa again from Canberra. Australia’s 98% fully vaccinated. It’s a public servant city. Everyone here follows the Government’s commands without question. The UNbacked talk in whispers. I cannot wait for private knowledge to become common knowledge. Yeah.
Evie Botelho [01:09:59] That’s true.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:10:00] We’re pulling for you. And, you know, honestly, it takes people like you to just stand up and start asking the questions that can’t be answered easily. That’s. That’s that’s how these things break. It’s. If you really want to understand this a little better, read a book on how you actually deprogram or break somebody from a cult. Doesn’t involve putting a black hood over their head and putting them in a van and throwing cold buckets of water on them till they wake up. It actually involves asking them questions they can’t easily answer. Questions that just don’t make sense. Right. Hey, Bill, I understand that you took a vow of celibacy. Why is your girlfriend in the guru’s room every night? You know, you have to ask the really awkward question that just doesn’t have a good answer, and eventually people wake up, so. Mm hmm. So there’s a lot of awkward questions around these vaccines in Australia. The excess mortality is your it’s your dog that is barking loudly in this story. The excess mortality figures in Australia are quite unpleasant.
Evie Botelho [01:11:04] It looks like part of the future. Sorry.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:11:08] Kevin McKiernan. If I heard of Kevin McCarthy, Kush tough as neuroscientist, I have heard, but I haven’t I haven’t gone further than that yet. So but thanks for that. A lot of people have said that name that I do have to see if I can make contact there.
Evie Botelho [01:11:23] So wouldn’t it be interesting, though, to be able to go to the future and see what history, what they’re going to be saying about this particular period of time in history? I I’m so curious about how it’s going to be written, how they’re going to explain what happened in the in this couple of years, you know, in all these different countries and how it played out. And, you know, what, accountability, if any, was held. Yeah.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:11:50] Well, this is all of this is sort of a summation for why I’m a huge believer in the Second Amendment in the United States. I know it’s mischaracterized a lot. It’s, you know, oh, you know, you crazy gun nuts who want to, you know, why do you need such firepower to shoot Bambi? You know, deer don’t have boots. I think even the president Biden said deer don’t have Kevlar vests. Listen, if you honestly think the framers of the Constitution came back from a hunting trip and wrote the Second Amendment, you just weren’t paying attention. Right. So wasn’t what it was about. It was about protecting people from other people because they understood humans, not weapons. This isn’t a weapon discussion. The Second Amendment is fundamentally it’s mischaracterized as a weapon discussion. It’s not a discussion about humans and how humans occasionally lose the plot line and do really bad things to each other, particularly when they fall into a mass formation psychosis event. Then they do really awful things to each other. History is full of this. It’s not a rare thing that never happens. It happens all the time. So, you know, anybody who’s sort of against this idea that you need to have a populist that is capable of applying pressure back to centralized authorities, somebody who would argue that just hasn’t spent any time in history and tried to understand it or has this fantasy infantile view that maybe history is that was then people are totally different now. So look at this. This was big deal. This is actually really a big deal. Supreme Court rules that New York strict limits on concealed carry of firearms in public violates the Second Amendment, huge to a win. And so immediately immediately the. Governor of New York who really rubs my fur the wrong way have not like anything Kathy Hochul has done on any subject that I’ve encountered her on so far said. I would like to point out to the Supreme Court justices that the only weapons at that time were muskets. So I’m prepared to go back to muskets, end quote. To which I say you first. You first. Kathy, as soon as I see your security detail carrying muskets, you know, I’m.
Evie Botelho [01:13:59] All traders and know.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:14:00] That we can have a conversation about this. Right. But otherwise, her her entire message to you and me is, oh, no, but I’m important. That’s why my security detail is going to have, you know, semi-automatics and maybe fully automatics. Right. Because I’m important. But you I don’t know how this doesn’t get translated more commonly. This is Kathy Hochul saying you don’t matter. I do. I need to be protected because I’m important. You’re not. Your life doesn’t matter. That’s the entire message. But the other thing is why muskets. It’s like, so cartoonishly stupid. You know what else they had in World War? It’s out in the Revolutionary War. They had rifles with rifle barrels. They had mortars. They had cannons. Right. Yeah.
Evie Botelho [01:14:40] Those were nasty.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:14:42] They had all kinds of explosives that people, you know, big barrels of black powder and other things. Like like they had a lot of stuff. Like, this wasn’t just dudes with muskets, like people like. You know what, Kathy? If all you’ve seen is, like, postage stamps of the Revolutionary War, I understand where you got your view of it, but you should read about it sometime. Actually, there was they had some pretty devastating weaponry back then at the time. But the point wasn’t even that. The point was that the people should be as well-armed as their government, because that’s now we have a balance of power, right? That’s right. We see this diplomatically. Internationally. Right. You know why the United States doesn’t just ride in and, you know, really crush North Korea? You don’t want we don’t do that. Yes. They have nukes. If you don’t have nukes, hey, we’re going to do all kinds of crazy stuff to you, Frank. But if you do, we’re kind of like a little bit more deferential. So, like, oh, maybe we should talk to you.
Evie Botelho [01:15:32] We give them space that we wouldn’t otherwise.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:15:34] Yeah, power speaks. But of course, this did not prevent people from going off the rails. And who goes off the rails more reliably, more deeply, more consistently than Keith OLBERMANN. Almost nobody. Political commentator OLBERMANN appears to promote the legal theory of nullification. He’s tweeting out here that this was such an overpoweringly bad ruling by the Supreme Court. He’s he’s like talking openly here that maybe it’s necessary to dissolve the Supreme Court and that rulings should be ignored by states.
Evie Botelho [01:16:03] Well, this is just embarrassing this time that we’re living in.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:16:08] It’s a little.
Evie Botelho [01:16:08] Embarrassing. It is. I mean, we’re so fragmented. And, you know, you’re you were just asking a minute ago a really great question, which is, you know, why why aren’t people speaking up about this? You know, why sort of rules for the button, but not for me. And I get to use this and you’re not important enough to have that kind of protection, etc.. Like it just that pattern practically goes on, you know, in to infinity. But for some reason I don’t know if it’s because our lives are too complex or complicated or too stressed out or too tired. Why aren’t we sort of in a more unified voice fighting back against this crap? I mean, it really is crap.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:16:54] It well, it completely is. But it’s a complex set of reasons, but I think a core. We’ve given up. We the people have given up the sense that we have power in this story.
Evie Botelho [01:17:08] So we’re victimized and we’re just sort of one day.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:17:12] This happens all throughout history. People are victimized by a very tiny, increasingly corrupt, increasingly weird, you know, elite that come up with weirder and weirder things for themselves in their so-called subjects. Yeah, I.
Evie Botelho [01:17:28] Haven’t seen this.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:17:29] But then one day mean. That’s awful. But then one day people wake up and go, Oh, wait a minute, there’s only like ten of you, and there’s a million of us. And then stuff changes, right? It happens over and over again. But first, you have to understand, you actually have the power. So that’s what I think. The trucker protest scared a lot of people, not just in Canada. It was a lot of firepower was brought to bear. Our own media over here in the United States got the memo, was demonizing them heavily, calling them misogynist and racist and this and that. Oh, my God. They hung out all night long, kept this 87 year old woman up to.
Evie Botelho [01:18:00] PTSD.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:18:01] In her own bedroom. Right. Horrible things, right? Yeah. They cleaned the monuments. Oh, not that most. Get that out of the story. So. But the reason is because they were dangerously close to coming to this conclusion, which was, oh, actually, the truckers have way more power than the entire combined military and political force of the Canadian government because of the truckers. Just say, you know what, I’m not coming to work this month. It all stops. Yeah, that’s a dangerous realization. So you can’t have that happening. So you have to, like, squish that as hard as possible.
Evie Botelho [01:18:31] Yeah. Which they’re just tightening the screws of social media and basically not allowing people to communicate anymore. Remember how hard it was to find information about that same sort of event happening in this country? You know, as ridiculous to try and follow it.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:18:46] Yeah. So I think this next arc of this, you know, to to not just sit back and go, oh. I don’t know how I feel about getting these cbdcs and I don’t know how I feel about having to, you know, make my currency no longer works. And I’ll wait in order to for my currency to have any spending power, I have to get a magic intervention in my arm, on and on and on. Like if you don’t want to go down that path, this is why it’s really important to stand up now these days. That’s why if we want to get this from private back out into common knowledge, it takes brave people standing up saying, no, this is not acceptable.
Evie Botelho [01:19:22] I agree. I wish we had a symbol. I think symbols are helpful. Remember the Gillette gene, how they had. I’m not saying that. Right.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:19:31] I mean.
Evie Botelho [01:19:33] The gene.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:19:34] The yellow bear.
Evie Botelho [01:19:35] My French is not very good right now. But yeah, the yellow vests, it was, I think, easier in some ways for people to identify each other and to and to stand, you know, in solidarity with each other because they had this sort of symbol of their unity.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:19:52] How about.
Evie Botelho [01:19:55] Yes, from The Hunger Games? May the odds be.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:19:58] I’m from District 12. Maybe so. Well, at any rate, please come by Peak Prosperity. If you want to continue having conversations like this, know what you can do about things like this. We have a very large, engaged, active crowd working on becoming resilient, and it’s just it’s wonderful. It’s our great honor to sort of hold center on that and to officiate over an amazing collection of humans who come together and inspire us and offer us every time, every day.
Evie Botelho [01:20:29] And to everybody out there, we’re also going to be having an event this fall in September. If you go to Peak Prosperity dot com, you can find out the exact details about that. It’s going to be the third weekend, fourth.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:20:44] It’s the 22nd through the 25th of September. And just to show people, you know, I was always saying plant a garden. This is our garden. So people will be coming to our farm and watching. You know, we plant for beauty, flowers, pollinators. We do all sorts of things. Fundamentally, we’ll talk about what is real wealth in this story. That’s wealth. That’s absolute wealth. This is wealth. Those are our cows. And by the way, we know a lot of you come from the city. So if you haven’t ever seen them before, we can show you a cow. Eggs look like two. So lots, lots on the slate. So, yeah, just come by. That’s Peak Prosperity. That’s the website. And you can see we’ve got events and all that. So if that’s of interest to you, we’d love to have you because it’s time to have these conversations in person. Wink, wink for us to talk about what really matters and all of that. So we are coming up on the end. Did you have something to close this out?
Evie Botelho [01:21:42] I do absolutely. See, I have a couple of different things. All right. Hey, one. Hold on. Give me 1/2 here. Um. Yeah. This one’s good. All right. It’s called the invitation, also by Mary Oliver. Oh, do you have time to linger for just a little while out of your busy and very important day for the Goldfinches that have gathered in a field of thistle for a musical battle to see who can sing the highest note or the lowest or the most expressive of mirth or the most tender. Their strong, blunt beaks drink the air as they strive melodious lea not for your sake and not for mine, and not for the sake of winning, but for sheer delight and gratitude. Believe us, they say it is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in the broken world. I beg of you, do not walk by without pausing to attend to this rather ridiculous performance. It could mean something. It could mean everything. It could be what Rilke. Rilke meant when he wrote, You must change your life.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:23:14] All right. Well, thank you for that.
Evie Botelho [01:23:17] Yeah. Take the time to do it. Makes you come alive, go outside and feed your own soul. During these times of stress and change, it’s really important to stay grounded and and do what makes you feel nourished and to have people around you that feel nourishing as well.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:23:35] Part of the big reason for that right now, of course, is that one of the central themes that we work with among our tribe and Peak Prosperity and we work with it personally ourselves even on is that it’s very hard to stay grounded in these incredible moments of change that can really drag you off. And people are reporting all sorts of emotional ranges of experiences and sensations and feel them have them absolutely, totally normal, totally human. And if you have a tribe of people and you have support, you can work through them and move through them. And we’re not saying suppress them, don’t drug them, don’t numb them, let them be and let them be so that they can move through so they don’t paralyze you in some way. Because right now it’s really important that none of us stop swimming in this incredible torrent that we’re in. A lot is going down right now. So if I had a magic wish for everybody would simply be become resilient. Do what you can to become resilient so that you can. Help all the people around you as well. I don’t become resilient as a matter of selfishness. It’s selflessness because I’m taking a lot of time out of my life. A lot of time out. It’s taken a lot of time out of her life. Takes money, effort, time to become resilient because we want to be in a position to help other people. If or when that time comes, pretty sure the time’s coming, right? You know, we might be wrong, but we’re not confused. There’s great change is upon us, and it’s only going to accelerate and get faster. And as it gets faster is going to become even harder to figure out what to do. So to avoid that paralysis requires that grounding, the calmness, the wisdom of being around other people. I might be in panic around one thing, but I’m calm around four other things I can help on those four things. Get help on that one thing. So that’s what it’s all about. We’re really going to need each other bigly.
Evie Botelho [01:25:27] And we can do this.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:25:28] Next few years.
Evie Botelho [01:25:28] So we were born for this time.
Dr. Chris Martenson [01:25:31] Yep. We’re the remnant. We’re the people who are who can hear this stuff. We can hear it before other people. It’s a special obligation. Responsibility. So, hey, thanks so much for listening today. Thank you so much for being here. Thanks for being part of the tribe. Can’t wait to see you all at Peak Prosperity or wherever. And of course, we’ll be back here with you on this show next Thursday. Informed Consent. I’m Chris Martenson. This is Evie Botelho. We thank you very much for your time here tonight. Thanks for Listening.
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