Italy’s Sunday Vote Set To Trigger The “Most Violent Economic Shock In History”
Latest Italy polls show 54% support for “No”, which will tear apart the EU, the world’s largest economy, triggering an epic stock market crash.
Global markets are down ahead of Italy’s referendum vote coming up on Sunday which polls show will fail leading to Italy’s exit from the EU to return to it’s own national currency.
Following an Italian exit from the EU, France will be next triggering the collapse of the Euro, which is the “economic glue” of the EU, and hence the end of the EU itself.
This is the latest narrative being pushed by globalist bankers and being reported by the corporate media.
Of course, the same threats of economic Armageddon were promised should the U.K. decide to leave the EU.
By all means it may well have provided the catalyst for Italy now, and France next, to leave the union.
But the Brexit stock sell-off was a knee-jerk reaction as the markets were forced to come to terms with the reality that leaving the EU is better for Britain in the long term.
The United States was threatened with the same psy-op from Wall Street claiming if Trump were elected the markets would crash.
Indeed there was an 800 point crash in the DOW which was corrected in less than 12 hours as Wall Street got over the panic and realized Trump’s pro-growth and pro-America policies would in fact be a good thing.
But we are being told its different this time around and this is “unprecedented” and the collapse of the EU will be a global catastrophe resulting in the collapse of the world’s largest economy.
Those nations and their economies will still be there if the Euro collapses. The only thing that will change is the globalist bankers won’t be able to hold member nation’s hostage using fiscal terrorism.
Italy will be able to control its own currency and devalue as necessary to make its work force competitive in international markets.
The same goes for Greece and the PIIGS nations which will also be able to write-off the bad debt that the ECB is using to force insane austerity measures upon member nations as their citizens riot in the streets.
Regardless, here’s the global economic narrative being pushed.
Italians are angrier now than they’ve been since they hung Il Duce up by his heels in 1945. Italy has had no productive growth since 1999. Real GDP per person is smaller than it was at the turn of the century. That’s almost two decades of economic stagnation. By any measure, the Italian economy is in a deep depression. And things will probably get much worse. It’s no surprise Italians are in a revolutionary mood…
It was the one moment that convinced Hitler suicide was better than surrendering.
On the morning of April 29, 1945, the bodies of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress were dumped like garbage into Milan’s Piazzale Loreto.
A large mob of Italians quickly gathered. They pelted the former leader’s corpse with vegetables. They spat on it. They urinated on it. Some even emptied their pistols into his lifeless body.
After a few hours, the crowd hung the bodies from a metal girder at a nearby gas station for all to see.
I walked through Piazzale Loreto during a recent trip to Italy, which is suffering its worst economic downturn since 1945. And I realized that Italians are angrier now than they’ve been since they hung Il Duce up by his heels.
Italy has had no productive growth since 1999. Real GDP per person is smaller than it was at the turn of the century.
That’s almost two decades of economic stagnation. By any measure, the Italian economy is in a deep depression. And things will probably get much worse.
It’s no surprise Italians are in a revolutionary mood…
The Five Star Movement (M5S) is Italy’s new populist political party. It’s anti-globalist, anti-euro, and vehemently anti-establishment. It doesn’t neatly fall into the left–right political paradigm.
M5S has become the most popular political party in Italy. It blames the country’s chronic lack of growth on the euro currency. A large plurality of Italians agrees.
M5S has promised to hold a vote to leave the euro and reinstate Italy’s old currency, the lira, as soon as it’s in power. That could be very soon.
Given the chance, Italians probably would vote to return to the lira. If that happens, it would awaken a monetary volcano.
The Financial Times recently put it this way:
An Italian exit from the single currency would trigger the total collapse of the eurozone within a very short period.
It would probably lead to the most violent economic shock in history, dwarfing the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008 and the 1929 Wall Street crash.
If the FT is even partially right, it means a stock market crash of historic proportions could be imminent. It could devastate anyone with a brokerage account.
Here’s how it could all happen…
On December 4, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s current pro-EU government is holding a referendum on changing Italy’s constitution.
In effect, a “Yes” vote is a vote of approval for Renzi’s government.
A “No” vote is a chance for the average Italian to give the finger to EU bureaucrats in Brussels.
Given the intense anger Italians feel right now, it’s very likely they’ll do just that.
According to the latest polls, the “No” camp has 54% support and all of the momentum. Even prominent members of Renzi’s own party are defecting to the “No” side.
If the December 4 referendum fails, Renzi has promised to resign. Even if he doesn’t, the loss would politically castrate him. In all likelihood his government would collapse. (Italian governments have a short shelf life. There have been 63 since 1945. That’s almost a rate of a new government each year.)
One way or another, M5S will come to power. It’s just a matter of when. If Renzi’s December 4 referendum fails—and it looks like it will—M5S will likely take over within months.
Once it’s in power, M5S will hold a referendum on leaving the euro and returning to the lira. Italians will likely vote to leave.
Italy is the third-largest member of the Eurozone. If it leaves, it will have the psychological effect of yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater. Other countries—notably France—will quickly head for the exit and return to their national currencies.
Think of the euro as the economic glue holding the EU together. Without it, economic ties weaken, and the whole EU project unravels.
The EU is the world’s largest economy. If it collapses, it would trigger an unprecedented global stock market crash. That’s how important Italy’s December 4 referendum is. It would be the first domino to fall.
December 4 referendum fails >> M5S comes to power >> Italians vote to leave the euro currency >> European Union collapses
Almost no one else is talking about this. That’s why I just spent several weeks in Italy, taking the pulse of the country.
Italy’s December 4 referendum could make or break your wealth this year. If it fails, the EU, which has the world’s largest economy, will likely fall apart… triggering an epic stock market crash.