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What began as a trickle is now a flood: the US government is using the banking sector to organize a sophisticated, widespread crackdown against the crypto industry. And the administration’s efforts are no secret: they’re expressed plainly in memos, regulatory guidance, and blog posts. However, the breadth of this plan — spanning virtually every financial regulator — as well as its highly coordinated nature, has even the most steely-eyed crypto veterans ⁠nervous⁠ that crypto businesses might end up completely unbanked, stablecoins may be stranded and unable to manage flows in and out of crypto, and exchanges might be shut off from the banking system entirely. Let’s dig in. (source)

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We're live. What's up, everybody? Welcome to The Jonathan Kogan Show. I'm your host, Johnny K. We got a couple of great episodes today. We're starting off first and foremost with some economic news. In fact, since there's new news today on March 27, 2023, we're actually gonna combine two things because there's so much chaos going on. And I wanna say some of my previous episodes were misinterpreted, okay? What I'm saying, because we're gonna be talking about the economy, Bitcoin gold if I had wealth if I had money I Would perhaps consider putting it in gold and silver or Bitcoin. Okay, that's what I'm saying I'm not saying what I'm doing. I am saying if I had anything that is something I would consider It's not financial advice. It's nothing. It's just saying that is something I would entertain based on my research. That's it That's it. Okay want anyone to get confused here. Okay. Nothing nefarious here. All right, here we go. So operation choke point. Do you remember operation choke point? Well, I'm going to give you a refresher. This is a 62nd refresher on operation choke point. This was under president Obama. And now we are experiencing operation choke point 2.0, which we will get into shortly. So here's a one minute summary of operation choke point in case you forgot. So that's operation choke point. Okay. That's a little summary in case you forgot it's weaponizing basically the banking system to exclude from the state, to exclude industries or sectors that they do not want you to have access to, IE like firearms or guns, okay. Because people, because if there ever was a force that wants to bring in something tyrannical tyranny in terms of government, they do not want the population to have guns. That is very bad for tyranny. Okay, that's a little bit of a mess up of the plan. So if you do if you know your history There's a reason why few why there why tyranny has the population disarmed first for example Hitler made it very difficult for people to for Jews to get firearms And then they then he created concentration camps horrible. Okay, Stalin took the guns Okay, Mao killed a bunch of people who took the guns. They all take the guns. Okay, they all take the guns Okay I'm not I'm not even a gun guy. I'm not a gun guy. I've never even held a gun. I don't even like guns. I have nothing to do with guns, but I have learned the reason you have guns is to protect you from tyranny. And when people want to take your guns and at the same time, the economy's collapsing, it just seems awfully strange. And we like to raise questions and bring you information. So let's say the US dollar was in jeopardy of world reserve currency, something we've predicted on this podcast for so long, with the end goal being central bank, digital currencies, full surveillance, full control. stuff the past three years as a cover up for the end of the dominance of the US dollar, which by the way was predicted by the World Economic Forum in 2016. Just an FYI, I'll even pull it up if you're watching this. This is Mark Moss sharing this. He goes, it might be a good time to bring people's attention back to this WEF, World Economic Forum, claim and threat. In light of what's happened, US losing face to the world, deglobalization, sovereign debt bubble bursting, de-dollarization, and the rise of the BRICS. We've talked about the BRICS currency. we'll get into a little bit more. And here's the World Economic Forum article titled America's dominance is over by 2030. We'll have a handful of global powers, November 11, 2016. Okay. So the, so to say the elites don't have a plan, you're out of your mind. Okay. You're out of your mind. And if you're the one saying that everything your government says is to protect you and love you and coddle you, you're literally insane. Okay. You can call me a conspiracy theorist all day, every day, case. If you know history, you know that elites and governments do not like you. And actually, even if they did like you, they definitely don't care about you. They care very little about you. Okay. So operation choke point 2.0. Why is this significant? So if the economic system is collapsing, if people are de-dollarizing, which by the way, if that does happen, like let's say the petrodollar goes away and they accept wands, okay. And people can buy energy, buy oil in different currencies, US dollars, there'll be a little bit of a problem coming here soon, which means everyone would de-dollarize and all those dollars that we printed come back onshore. We have hyperinflation, Weimar Republic style. It could be a disaster. But if they want people to not be able to de-dollarize, they're going to do things like, I don't know, go to war to prevent it. Hence, what's his name? Saddam Hussein was like, I'm going to sell oil in something besides dollars. What happened to him? He's dead. in Africa, all world leaders that try to mess with the dollar get caboodled. But this is different, because now you've got Iran, you've got Russia, you've got China, you've got Brazil, you've got South Africa. They're all teaming up against the hegemony of the United States. And they're sick of it and they're fed up. Why? Because we weaponized the dollar. And that's why we're raising interest rates to crush other countries. We're trying to demolish them. Openization and so Where I want to start with this. Let's start with why it's a significant Okay, why operation 2.0 choke point 2.0 is significant So this is from what Bitcoin did and it talks about why this might be happening and the concern of it And you know, it's interesting. I'm starting with this one But I think it's a good one to start just how important this is so this brings up WikiLeaks and how WikiLeaks stayed afloat because of Bitcoin and now Bitcoin is being targeted people are being platforming on social media? Well, now you're being debanked. Okay. So take a listen to Doomburg on what Bitcoin did, explain the concern of why we should all be concerned that Bitcoin is being targeted and that the rails, meaning to get in fiat and then out of fiat into Bitcoin, out of Bitcoin is being cut off. So you have to keep your money in dollars. Okay. And we just did a podcast on this like two or three ago about biology's bet of hyperinflation. You can go listen to that. It's very insightful and we're going to retouch on that soon. So here we go. Listen to this. This Just listen carefully. which means you're early. And that's why I always ask. I have to ask for you to support The Jonathan Kogan Show. It helps the alternative media, it helps the truth getting out there. forward slash ownership economy, and you can donate 599 and that'd be awesome, okay? And it helps. And so yes, everything he said is true. By the way, free Julian Assange, okay? We love a free press. We are very pro free press, okay? The people on power and those who support the current regime seem to be very anti free press and pro propaganda And pro elite as you know, this podcast is pro peasant team peasant all the way pro freedom pro Love pro earth very good positive vibes here. Everything on the opposite inverted reality Is saying other nonsense. So, uh, okay. All right, so that's really important So free Julian Assange is very important because we're journalists here. That's what I am I'm a journalist and we need to have freedom to report the truth on powerful institutions and powerful politicians that need to be in check because they're getting crazy, which brings me into the next clip. So operation choke point 2.0 was written by Nick Carter. Okay. He wrote it in pirate wires, a fantastic newsletter. You can find it on sub stack. Okay. It's a Mike Solana's newsletter. It's fantastic. It's very, very good. He has guest writers. This was by Nick Carter. Okay. Who is a, a thought leader in crypto. Uh, he brings up some very interesting points, uh, about how far this regime is going right now and if it's even legal, okay. And what needs to be done? So I'll go back, uh, uh, to, to his first clip, which is kind of about operation choke point, but, uh, let's play this. I think this is very insightful. This is how big of a deal this is. Like, this is huge. And you may not be aware of this because the mainstream news, which honestly, I can't even believe it's still mainstream. news isn't covering this because they don't want you to know your money's turning to zero. They don't want you to be able to get help because they hate you. Even though there's this large amount of the population that thinks that the government and the media loves you. I don't know how that ever happened. But let's see here. So I want to pull it up. Hold on real quick. Oh no, no, no. It is this. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. Sorry. I was playing the, I almost played the wrong one for you. So here we go. How much have they overstepped? How big of a deal is this? Here Carter who really coined and called this out because it all stemmed from Signature Bank being choked out. It's Operation Choke Point 2.0. Here we go. So it's unbelievable. This is happening in real time right before your eyes. I don't understand the people that understand that all these different events at play, first of all, are all interconnected and how big of a deal all this is. This is massive. This is massive, okay? You literally have foreign adversaries right now challenging the US dollars, the world reserve currency. You have Xi Jinping, the president, and Putin on camera saying, change that hasn't happened in 100 years is happening right now and we're shaping it. We're shaping the future. That was the previous podcast, I think. This is all happening in real time. And there's still this segment of people who are so caught in the matrix of some sort. I don't even know how to describe it, but in the foothold of the regime and the elites and their information control that they think everything's fantastic and that the world's never been better and World War III is really good and will be very good for climate change. I mean, literally the regime could say, hey, if we drop a nuke, it will help the future plants. You have to bomb for plants. planting and they'll be like, boom, boom. Like it's crazy. It's crazy. You got some people living in reality that got red pill and then you got other people that are blue pill. They're absolutely insane. And it gets even more insane. It just, there's no limit to the insanity. It never stops. You could just, you can tell people, listen, for climate change, you have to go outside, run one mile naked, naked backwards. You have to jog backwards and you have to do it. You have to do it twice. Okay. And that will help the earth. see tens of thousands, if not millions of people running around men with their dangle lang or, or, or cis men and transgender females with their dangle lang or running backwards. And then you got females running and, and, you know, they got boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom up top. So it's just crazy. It's just crazy. People are nuts. It's all that's insane. Thank God. Thank goodness you listen to The Jonathan Kogan Show so you can be sane. Thank goodness that we're on the same team. Thank goodness somebody and some people are part of the peasant Helping team peasant thrive and not go into some feudal society where there's two classes forever right now There are two classes elites and peasants But right now we're challenging that power for everybody to be on an even playing field Everybody have access to the monetary system Bitcoin people all have freedom people all be able to do whatever they want be left alone And no we don't like choke points at any level one point or two point a third. Oh, we're anti choking This is an anti choking process, a podcast. We like people to breathe. Okay. So now let's get into the other one. So as you know, we're the number one apolitical podcast on the internet. And so, uh, this is an important part where he, Nick Carter's asked about how the, why is this political, how does this become political? Like what's going on here? What do we need? Like, this isn't political. Bitcoin is literally the most apolitical thing ever created. Okay. Equal for everybody. There's no politics. And he's saying how. because the current administration is overstepped and what's going on, they're making it political and they're forcing him to be political. This is very interesting. Take a listen to this. I'll let it keep going here. You know, it's really unfortunate and that's because it's it's lack of education. It's not top of mind because people have recency bias, which means they think that things that haven't happened in their lifetime can never happen. Like the United States will always be the dominant superpower. The dollar, the dollar will always be the world reserve currency. Our life will always be this way. We'll always have peace. Like people forgot like it's recency bias. There are cycles that are longer than your life, which we've talked on this podcast at length. There are 50 year cycles, 200 year cycles. and 500 year cycles and we're actually in the we're at a point where all of those are convening the 500 year Rothschild monetary system Cycle is right now. That's crazy. And then you see the stuff happening. You see the dollar being weaponized Okay, you seeing other adversaries, you know say hey in fact, this is from today. Okay This is uh, this is Kenya and by the way when something hits the mainstream, you know, it's really bad You know, it's bad And everything we've talked about podcast, as you know, is six to nine months ahead of the mainstream media. And now I'll cover it, but CNN and Fox News are talking about the threat to the dollar as a world reserve currency with Saudi Arabia just destroying the petrodollar, allowing the one and other countries to pay in their currencies, which would destroy the US dollar world reserve currency potentially. Okay. This was Kenya's president. Okay. It's 20 second clip that I came across. This is unbelievable. Okay. This is 20 seconds. He just gave a speech. Okay. And this is what he said. Listen. So he's saying to de-dollarize, this market's going to be very different. He said, for the people who work numbers, I am giving you free advice as the president of Kenya. Those of you who are holding dollars, you certainly might go into losses. You better do what you must do because this market is going to be different in a couple of weeks. Kenya president, Ruto, announcing the new agreement to import energy in Kenyan shilling instead of the US dollar. This is happening right before your eyes and they are gonna distract you and other things that mean nothing until the dollar is dead and it's the Weimar Republic and everything costs nine trillion dollars if you don't own assets and you have everything in the bank you are Scarrude, okay, or just screwed on those scarrude. You're screwed Okay, because they don't want you to know they don't want they don't want you to panic and they don't want they don't want riots They want anybody fighting the elites. Okay, the elites are very tactical. They're very smart. They're very well planned out They have all the money all the institutions They have everything and they're trying to choke you out of freedom This is very important. Even if you don't know anything about Bitcoin, I'm telling you, do your research. Learn. This is the last fight of humanity. I'm telling you. I'm telling you. I tell you over and over again. I don't know what needs to be done to wake up the masses. Okay? We're in a fourth turning. We are in a very unusual time. At this pivotal point in history, you're alive. You're here to fight. Okay? Just like the American Revolution was a fourth turning, okay? The World War II was a fourth turning. There's all these fourth turnings. Those are 80-year cycles. Guess what? That's right now. Usually ends in war. Okay. This is our chance baby. And out of a fourth turning, you rebuild the new world. Okay. We're not rebuilding the world in Klaus Schwab's, uh, I don't know view. Okay. We're not doing it the way he wants to do it. We're doing it in the way the peasants want to do it. Everybody. But the peasants don't wake up. It's never going to happen. Okay. Very simple stuff. Very simple stuff. So, um, let's get into one more thing. Oh yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Well, so I want to play you the actual play you the clip of the Fox News and this was on CNN two. I just have the Fox News clip. So don't get all your paintings up in a bunch. Okay. I'm just saying mainstream. This is hitting mainstream. So to wake up and then we'll get back to what Nick Carter thinks of Balaji's bet, but this hit the mainstream news today today and you know when it hits mainstream, it's over when it hits mainstream. It's already a done deal. Okay. Kim dot com shared this good Twitter account. I won't play the whole thing. minutes, but this is literally from Fox News, mainstream news. It was already on, it was also on CNN. It's probably nothing. Don't worry about it. All right, here we go. Let's see what she thinks. military. HETRODOLLAR. That's bricks. And that's what's going on right now. That's what's happening. So don't think that everything happening is just random. There's a book, okay? And I will pull up on the screen if you're watching on Rumble or you're watching on YouTube, but if you're not, I'll read it to you. But there is a book and it's called The Grand Chessboard. Okay? I'll put it up on the screen, Amazon, by Zipping Now Brzezinski, okay? By the way, his daughter is Morning Joe, and MSNBC's co-host, and it's his wife, okay? Her last name is Brzezinski. That's his daughter, okay? He was the foreign advisor to Jimmy Carter, okay? And he was known as the genius behind how the whole, basically the best risk player of real life ever, the grand chessboard. And he talks about how Ukraine is the most important area to never let up for America to be the global dominant superpower. And now you're seeing Ukraine all of a sudden get invaded by Russia. That is the golden piece of the chessboard. up, okay? And that that will dictate the future of the power. And he writes in there, he writes something very important. He says the only way the US loses its dominance, which could like never happen because the likelihood of this are so small, he writes this, is that if Iran, Russia, and China, who historically hate each other, teamed up to fight back and get that area of landmass. And what is happening right before your eyes, you have China brokering Iran and Saudi Arabia, they're teaming up with Russia. And then you got all the other BRICS countries, but those in particular, Iran, Russia, and China are all on the same team building an economic block in real time. And you have Russia, which is part of that block, fighting to take over parts of Ukraine. This is not by chance. This is by design. We are at war with Russia and China. I keep telling you this. This is the grand piece of the grand chessboard. This is it. This is for all of the potatoes. All the sausage. wheat and barley. I said wheat and barley because it's the bread basket of the world. So that's why this is all happening. You need to know that, okay? Because you're not going to be told that stuff elsewhere. You need to know the truth and why things are happening the way they are. So we played the hyperinflation bet by biology saying that all the banks are insolvent, which they are. And we have Nic's take on it. And I think he has an interesting take. And it has to do with there's no spokesperson for Bitcoin. Well, we do on this podcast, but we don't promote financial advice. We don't, I don't tell you what I do. If, if I had money, that's perhaps what would be done. If, okay, don't get all excited. Jeez, Louise. Okay. Here we go. Here's his take on biology's best. That's a good point. That's a good point. You can win the bet without still winning the bet. He'll historically be remembered as the person who helped shift the sentiment, which was very, very important. So let's do a quick summary and then we'll get out of here. We'll move on. We're going to do another show today. We're doing a lot of shows, a lot of stuff going on. It's going to be on AI, a lot of crazy stuff. But this is the article from PirateWires from Nick Carter. This was February 8th. Operation Choke Point 2.0 is underway and crypto is in its crosshairs detailing the coordinated ongoing effort across virtually every US financial regulator to deny crypto firms access to banking services. And we will cover a little bit of this so we can sum it up right here. What began as a trickle is now a flood. The US government is using the banking sector to organize a sophisticated widespread crackdown against the crypto industry and the administration's effort are no secret. They express plainly in memos, regulatory guidance and blog posts. However, the breadth of this plan spanning virtually every financial regulator, as well as its highly coordinated nature, has even the most steely eyed crypto veterans nervous that crypto businesses might end up completely unbanked, stable coins may be stranded and unable to manage flows in and out of crypto, and exchanges might be shut off from the banking system entirely. So let's dig in. For crypto firms, obtaining access to the onshore banking system has always been a challenge. Even today, crypto startups struggle mightily to get banks, and only a handful of boutiques serve them. stable coins like Tether found popularity early on to facilitate fiat settlement where the rails of traditional banking were unavailable. However, in recent weeks, the intensity of efforts to ring fence the entire crypto space and isolate it from the traditional banking system have ratcheted up significantly. Specifically, the Biden administration is now executing what appears to be a coordinated plan that spans multiple agencies to discourage banks from dealing with crypto firms. It applies to both traditional banks who would serve crypto clients and crypto firms aiming to get bank charters. It includes the administration itself, influential members of Congress, the Fed, the FDIC, the OCC, and the DOJ. And then he lists a lot of events that happen on December 6th, on December 7th, on January 3rd, the Fed and FDIC, OEC released a joint statement, January 9th, January 9th, 21st, 21st, and so many events. In sum, banks taking deposits from crypto clients, issuing stablecoins, engaging in a crypto custody, or seeking to hold crypto as People have faced nothing short of an onslaught from regulars in recent weeks. They are trying to destroy the off ramp. And then he says, why might crypto entrepreneurs be wary of the FDIC? It traces back to operation choke point. Some in the crypto space believe that the recent attempts to ring fence the crypto industry and cut off its connectivity to the banking system are reminiscent of this little known Obama era program. It's no surprise. It's basically the same administration. Perhaps Obama's even running behind closed doors. We don't know. Maybe open doors, whatever. So it began in 2013. He talks about it in detail. And Trump wasn't very friendly towards crypto either. So don't get all excited here. Okay. Was a little bit better, but still not good. And so we will, I'll read the last part here and we'll get out of here. As Biden enters the second half of his term, his crackdown on crypto banking has deflated hopes for a regulatory re-approachment Now tell me that they're waiting for the 2025 and putative to Santa's regime for things to turn Some can't wait that long and are shuddering for their plant Shuddering their plans for businesses which involve any type of regulatory approval, especially with regard to bank charters Regulate regulators are effectively picking winners. Do you not see what's going on here people? Come on Do you not come on? This is all this crazy nonsense is not just happening at once. It's by design with larger more established crypto firms able to hang on their banking relationships while newer ones are shut out. Meanwhile, see, this is the problem. If this works, the US is just gonna lose on the future of innovation and people are gonna go elsewhere like El Salvador. They're gonna lose out. This is a terrible decision. Meanwhile, other jurisdictions are making a bid for their businesses. Hong Kong has adopted a friendlier tone once again, as has the UK. The UAE and the Saudis are looking to attract crypto firms. Yes, Saudi Arabia with Vision 2030 is looking to attract people there in Dubai. It's probably going to work, especially if the US cuts everyone off. And let's end it here. and US regulators can scarcely afford to forget what happened with FTX, in which they curtailed the business activities of onshore exchanges, effectively pushing US individuals into the waiting claws of SBF. If bank regulators continue their pressure campaign, they risk not only losing control of the crypto industry, but ironically increasing risk by pushing activity to less sophisticated jurisdictions less able to manage genuine risks that may emerge. Nic Carter. Absolutely unbelievable. All of this is happening in real time. It's all real. It's crazy. Become educated. Read the Bitcoin white paper. Learn some stuff. Learn about, you know, what happens when they print trillions and trillions of dollars to make up for the hundreds of billions of unrealized losses. The banks, the banks don't have your deposits. They don't have the deposits. So in order to have the deposits, the Fed needs to literally print hundreds of billions, not trillions. Trillions! What do you think happens to the to the dollar? It gets debased. It becomes worthless. nothing. And then if people start start de-dollarizing hyperinflation crashes onshore, shoots through the roof and you have the Weimar Republic. Is it going to happen? I can't tell you if it is or isn't. I'm just telling you get educated. Okay, that's all I'm trying to do here. All right, share The Jonathan Kogan Show, subscribe to The Jonathan Kogan Show, donate to The Jonathan Kogan Show, forward slash ownership economy. I love being with you. It's fantastic. It's absolutely fantastic. It's my favorite part of the day, or at least my second favorite part of the day. I like falling asleep. I like waking up too. It's all good. It's all good. The whole of life is good, baby. We're here. We're going to make it fantastic. Do something nice for someone today. Give somebody a compliment. When it feels uncomfortable, say something, say, I really like your outfit. Or you look great today. Or it's so good to see you say that to the next person you see. Okay. Even if it feels like not right. It's going to be awkward. Just do it. Okay. Spread love. That's how we make it out of this. The peasants will rise, do something nice, give a compliment, pro peace, pro love. Let's do it. The Jonathan Kogan Show signing off. Bye.