Manifest Destiny: Democracy as Cognitive Dissonance

William Engdahl, Peter Tallman and Michael Oliver were guests on this week’s radio program.

George Orwell’s famous novel “1984,” is a masterful fictional account of a state which imposes cognitive dissonance on its citizens to control their perception of reality. It is summed up in the statement, “War is Peace; Freedom is slavery; Ignorance is strength.” According to William, 1984 has been turned from fiction into reality by a blood thirsty NATO that seeks endless wars and the overthrow of Russia and any other nation that gets in its way of total global domination. Why NATO’s aggression? Will it prevail and what will be the economic impact on the West and its markets in either event?

In any event trillions of dollars for killing machines will lead to more dollar debasement and a rise in the price of gold. Peter updates us on Klondike Gold’s hunt for a multi-million-ounce gold deposit in the Yukon and Michael provides his always astute reading of commodity and financial markets. 

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William Engdahl is an award-winning geopolitical analyst, strategic risk consultant, author, professor and lecturer. After earning a degree in politics from Princeton University and graduate study in comparative economics at Stockholm University, he worked as an economist and investigative freelance journalist in New York and Europe. He has been researching and writing about the world political scene for more than thirty years. His various books on geopolitics have been translated into 14 foreign languages from Chinese to French, from German to Japanese.

His most recent works trace the strategies and events that led to the rise of the US as an international superpower after 1945, a new kind of Empire not based upon sole military occupation of land, but control of vital resources (finance, the basic food chain, energy, in particular oil) as the basis for what would become the greatest concentration of power in history, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

Peter Tallman, P.Geo, is President, CEO and Director of Klondike Gold Corp.  Mr. Tallman is an experienced mining entrepreneur and Professional Geologist. He has 35 years experience in the mining industry. Mr. Tallman has worked in Canada, Chile, Mexico, and Australia. His career has included the grassroots discovery and delineation of three mineral deposits, two of which have been mined, diversely including one gold, one antimony, and one zinc deposit. He is currently Director of Fiore Exploration Ltd. which is focussed on South America exploring for gold in Chile. Mr. Tallman has held either Founder, Director, and/or senior management positions at a number of publicly listed Canadian mining companies continuously over the past 20 years.

Michael Oliver entered the financial services industry in 1975 on the Futures side, joining E.F. Hutton’s International Commodity Division, NYC. He studied under David Johnson, head of Hutton’s Commodity Division and Chairman of the COMEX.

In the 1980’s Oliver began to develop his own momentum-based method of technical analysis. In 1987 Oliver, along with his futures client accounts (Oliver had trading POA) technically anticipated and captured the Crash. Oliver began to realize that his emergent momentum-structural-based tools should be further developed into a full analytic methodology.

In 1992 he was asked by the Financial VP and head of Wachovia Bank’s Trust Department to provide soft dollar research to Wachovia. Within a year Oliver shifted from brokerage to full-time technical research. MSA has provided its proprietary technical research services to financial and asset management clients continually since 1992. Oliver is the author of The New Libertarianism: Anarcho-Capitalism.