Soft Weapons with Charles Hugh Smith

“We have to solve our own problems.” ~Charles Hugh Smith

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Blogger and author Charles Hugh Smith of Of Two Minds will be joining me on the Solari Report this week. His work has long had a special appeal for me. No matter what the topic, Charles makes a serious effort to look into the heart of things while integrating a wide range of material – from global geopolitics and finance down to the intimate relationships between people and our money in a world gone mad.

Charles and I will start with a discussion of “soft weapons” – the tactics used to exercise targeted force through legal and financial means or through media and digital systems. Increasingly, invasive digital systems and complex economies create countless ways of waging war without dropping bombs, as described in his recent post on the Ukraine, How the Empire Might Strike Back.   We will be talking about the Ukraine and other points of global tension as symptoms of the wider challenges of “peak everything” – more people, more competition for limited natural resources – and what you and I can do to navigate uncertain times.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the current developments in the economy, geopolitics and financial markets.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, we will be discussing Robert De Niro’s 2006 spy movie, The Good Shepherd.  A fictionalized description of the birth of counter-intelligence in the Central Intelligence Agency, it takes us into the historical roots of today’s soft warfare machinery.

Make sure to post or e-mail your questions by Wednesday!