ICE-9: Jim Rickards Reveals the Elite’s Master-Plan and 3 Ways to Protect Yourself
In Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle, a physicist, Dr. Felix Hoenikker, invents a substance he calls ice-nine.
Ice-nine is a polymorph of the water molecule which differs from H2O in two ways: First, it has a melting point of 114.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Second, when ice-nine comes into contact with water molecules, it transforms them into ice-nine.
The substance, Dr. Felix discovers, is a superweapon.
“The novel’s plot,” Jim Rickards explains in his book The Road to Ruin, “turns on the fact that if the ice-nine is released from the vials, and put into contact with a large body of water, the entire water supply on earth — rivers, lakes, and ocean — would eventually become frozen solid and all life on earth would cease.
“Ice-nine is a fine way to describe the power elite response to the next financial crisis. Instead of reliquefying the world, elites will freeze it.”
To be more specific…
“Elites,” Rickards warns, “are preparing for a financial ice-nine with no vaccine. They will quarantine your money by locking it inside the financial system until the contagion subsides. This means closing down the banks, exchanges, and money market funds, shutting down ATMs, and ordering asset managers not to sell securities.”
As you’ll see in today’s episode, this is far from overblown hype or idle speculation. The elite’s ice-nine is standing by, ready and waiting to lock your money shut. And, as you’ll see, it gets much worse than that.
So, please, for your sake, heed these words: Get some money out of central banking control. We’ll show you three instantly-actionable (and simple) ways to do so in this episode. Astute LFT readers have probably already taken at least two of these three steps. If you find you haven’t, no worries.
It’s not too late.
Before we get to that, though, here’s a breakdown I pulled from just the first chapter of Rickards’ The Road to Ruin. This is how, through a few masterful chess moves, the monetary “checkmate” has been secured.
“The U.S. government,” Rickards writes, “operates like the Black Hand, a Mafia predecessor portrayed in The Godfather Part II. If you pay protection money in the form of campaign contributions, make donations to the right foundations, hire the right consultants, lawyers, and lobbyists, and don’t oppose the government agenda, you are left alone to operate your business.
“If you fail to pay protection, Washington will break your windows as a warning. In twenty-first-century America, government breaks your windows with politically motivated prosecutions on tax, fraud, or antitrust charges. If you still don’t fall into line, the government returns to burn down your store.”
If you’re a bank, the best bang for your buck is to get yourself on a list which says you’re not allowed to fail — no matter what. Such a list, Rickards says, exists.
They call it G-SIFI, which stands for “globally systemic important financial institution.”
“In plain English,” says Rickards, “G-SIFI means ‘too big to fail.’ If your company is on the G-SIFI list, it will be propped up by governments because a failure topples the global financial system. That list went beyond large national banks into a stratosphere of supersize players who dominated global finance. G-SIFI even went beyond too big to fail. G-SIFI was a list of entities that were too big to leave alone. The G20 and IMF did not just want to watch the G-SIFIs. They wanted to control them.
“Each major country has its own sublists of SIFIs, and systemically important banks (SIBs) that are also too big to fail. In the United States, these banks include JPMorgan, Citibank, and some lesser-known entities such as the Bank of New York, the clearing nerve center for the U.S. treasury market.”
None of this, of course, is groundbreaking knowledge. I doubt your heart has skipped a beat out of shock (yet). But G-SIFI is an important piece of the puzzle. Now, here’s the scary stuff…
The elite’s master plan didn’t come into full view until Jim sat down with the one of the most powerful women in finance — the consigliere to Larry Fink. Fink, as you may know, is CEO of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock.
BlackRock, Rickards learned, was facing a threat which emanated beyond just the U.S. government, coming instead, he says, “from the highest levels of the IMF and the G20 club of major economic powers.”
And, yes, the threat came in a tiny, but extremely effective vial of financial ice-nine, designed to freeze BlackRock’s assets I.C.E. (in case of emergency).
“By controlling one financial choke point — BlackRock — the U.S. government controls the assets of major investors normally beyond its jurisdiction,” Rickards explains. “Freezing BlackRock was an audacious plan, obviously one the government could not discuss openly. Thanks to my dinner companion, the plan had become crystal clear.”