Food -> Water -> Energy -> Barterability -> Shelter -> Security -> Wealth -> Community

Gold, Freedom, Cyber Insecure World, Food Scarcity, Sustainability, Homelessness…by Lynette Zang


In this video, Lynette delves into world headlines regarding the impending global reset and offers invaluable insights on achieving self-sufficiency and independence. She also discusses her mantra:

FOOD (the startling truth about rising food costs and the importance of securing your personal food supply).

WATER (the growing scarcity of water resources worldwide and the critical need for water in sustaining life).

ENERGY (the intricate web of energy markets and the changing dynamics that challenge traditional institutions).

SECURITY (the vulnerabilities of cyberspace and the risks posed by hackers, government entities, and big corporations).

BARTERABILITY (the alarming decline in wage growth and how it impacts the current financial system).

WEALTH PRESERVATION (holding your wealth in physical assets like gold and silver).

COMMUNITY & SHELTER (building strong communities and finding refuge in times of crisis).

We hope this thought-provoking analysis will empower you to safeguard your wealth, embrace tangible assets, and navigate the turbulent times ahead.


0:00 Mantra Monday
1:12 Food
2:29 Water
3:51 Energy
6:26 Security
9:12 Barterability
11:34 Wealth Preservation
14:08 Community
15:38 Shelter



If you think that the world is headed in a direction that makes you a bit concerned for the future and you’d like to be as self-sufficient and independent as possible, then you come to the right place. My name is Lynette Zang. Now it’s time to go Beyond Gold and Silver.

I’m Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst here at TM Trading, and a very grateful prepper. And you know, so glad that I’ve had the time and I saw it in 2008 because that’s what helped me really develop my mantra. Understanding those repeatable patterns that happen every single time we go into a currency regime shift. Though this is much bigger than this than just a currency regime shift, this is a full global reset of society, the economies as well as the financial system. So welcome to Mantra Monday’s and you’re gonna see why the mantra has become the mantra and what I’ve worked toward in my urban farm and my bug out location.

So let’s just start with food because we cannot survive without food. And here we go. In Spain, the price of paella, which is a staple in Spain, shows Spaniards are still struggling with food costs. And even though the overall CPI pulled back a little bit in the U.S. People here are still struggling with food costs. So here’s how that goes. They’re saying overall the cost of ingredients rose 14%, but look at olive oil 24.7% and rice 21.5% and legum and vegetables 15.8%. Are these the kinds of price increases that you’re seeing in some things? But hey, eggs have declined pretty substantially. All right, we’re past the avian flu though I am telling you if you have the ability to do it, a few backyard chickens make a world of difference and you have fresh eggs pretty much every day and it’s a great protein. So just keep in mind, what are you doing for your personal food security and how many other people can you help?

Water. Europe’s drought ribbon future is here decades earlier than expected. And these kinds of things are not just happening in Europe. Again, they’re happening all over the world and it sets up a fight over scarce water resources. But frankly not just in southern Spain, although they’re likely to play out elsewhere, not just in the region but globally as extremely hot and dry weather strikes more often and water is critical. These are the two things you cannot live without, can’t live without food and you can’t live without water. And water is critical for sanitation as well as growing your food as well as drinking. So there are all different ways which I’ve shown you over time and we’ll show you more cause we’re about to put in some new rain catchment pieces up at the bug out location for the for the orchards. But you can’t live without food and you can’t live without water. So it’s critically important that you start to put these pieces in place so that you have the ability to sustain a reasonable standard of living. Look, everybody’s standard of living is gonna change, but we want it to change as minimally as possible as we go through this mess.

And another way that that hits it is in energy. So oil traders are daring to defy market kingpin Saudi Arabia. Well it’s really interesting too because the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia is shifting as well. But price reaction to OPEC plus and who’s that plus? Oh yeah, Russia is that plus output cuts becoming less pronounced. So what this is saying is it’s speaking more to confidence in these markets, which in a Ponzi scheme, which is what we are in this ginormous Ponzi scheme, confidence is everything. And I’m doing a piece on confidence in the central banks, but here we’re looking at confidence that the markets are no longer trusting those standard traditional institutions that they used to trust a whole lot. And energy is no exception. Oil traders are starting to ignore the most important person in the market and it could prove a risky gambit. And I’ve shown you how all assets, both tangible as well as intangible, which is certainly a lot easier, have been transformed into intangible trading assets. And that the reality is, is that it is the traders that are really establishing the prices for food, for energy, for water, for everything, for everything. And they don’t give a crap about the economy or you or me. All they care about is that little pickup in money. But they say money makes the world go round. But this money is garbage money. It’s garbage money.

This money is real money, real money. Okay, forget the garbage. It’s just an illusion. Stick with the real because quite honestly that is what’s going to help you sustain and enable you to buy your food and your water and your energy and anything else that you are likely to need if you have a universal tool of barter, it is significant and it is critical.

Well let’s look at security because there’s so many different kinds of security we’ve been talking about food, water and energy security. But whatever information you hold in cyberspace is also subject to major security risks and they would love it. Nothing more. And who’s they? The government, the central banks, the hackers, the big corporations, the tech companies. These guys would love nothing more than having your entire life in cyberspace. But what risk are you running? British Airways and the government of Nova Scotia are among the earliest known victims of an ongoing hacking campaign that cybersecurity experts warned couldn’t ensnare thousands of victims in the coming weeks. British Airways on Monday told its staff of roughly 35,000 people that their personal information may have been included in a breach at the company’s payroll provider. That means any kind of level of social security or some kind of number tied to your taxes, tied to all of your information and all of your wealth in that incidents attackers exploited the same software vulnerability that resulted in compromises affecting government systems in Nova Scotia where officials are investigating a theft of personal data. So what I have done personally to avoid this since I don’t need to use my credit on a regular basis, it might just be an extraordinary basis, then I have shut my credit down. So if anybody goes to borrow in my name, the three key the three key credit providers will provide absolutely nothing and it makes me less vulnerable. But if you leave all of your information, all of it out there and vulnerable, then what we’re going to see and what we’re likely seeing that they don’t want us to realize is even a major growth in identity theft. And that creates major problems for people down the road. And this is really also the importance of having tangibles completely outside of the system, right? This is really outside of the system. You can’t hack this. It runs zero counterparty risk. Hacking is all counterparty risk. This runs no counterparty risk. You have to secure it. Yes you do, but no counterparty risk.

So let’s go on to the next one. Wage growth is slowing sharply in the US and job as in US job postings indeed says. So what has the Fed been fighting? Now I find this really interesting because they’re recently coming out with these reports saying, Hmm, maybe it’s not a wage price spiral, huh, maybe it’s not. But before this. They have to slow wages down, not wages for the CEOs. Those can explode to the ethos to however far you want them to go. Not to the prices of product but to the wages that are paid the workers. So let’s take a look at what that looks like. Changing components of wage inflation over time. And I think this is so, so interesting. Now here are the components, inflation expectations in red, headline inflation and last period wages. So your last period wages were seriously the most influential in the past. Headline inflation. And what that shows you is that if they can keep inflation at a low level, like say that 2%, then they get what they want, you’re willing to accept a whole lot less money because they have what they call price stability. Now you and I would define or might define price stability as price, just stay the same. But central banks define price stability as people don’t ask for more money. So let’s take a look at this. You know, you just had this little teeny red component, almost invisible. You had no head line wage inflation that was pushing anything your last period wages. But look at what happened in 2020 and 20. And you can see that headline inflation, inflation expectations, people are asking for more money. So if they can make inflation look like it’s going down, you have to be smart enough that when you’re buying things, you’re making good comparison.

Fed officials say rates may need to go higher to tame that inflation. So even though the print came in a little bit softer and the fed paused, what they also are telling you is that they are going to push rates higher. The problem is, is that it is breaking the system. So if you are holding your wealth inside of this fiat money system, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, annuities, variable or annuities, fixed annuities, any of that kind of garbage, then this is going to hurt you because higher rates with all the debt that needs to be rolled over is going to have an impact on corporate profitability and therefore, at least in theory, without the Fed’s money printing regime, right? Which we’ll probably go back to at some point. But barring that, the value, the current market value of those assets are more than likely to decline. As the Fed continues on its rate hikes, are they actually going to? We’ll find out. But what it does is it lowers that confidence. And this is absolutely critical that you understand because again, this is a Ponzi scheme and it requires confidence. And when you see big headlines on Bloomberg asking, searching for Powell believers, they gave up that confidence last summer, the markets no longer have confidence in the Fed. Remember when they used to say don’t fight the Fed? They don’t believe the Fed anymore. So this Ponzi scheme is in process of imploding. Are you taking head? Cause if you hold your wealth inside of their system, it’s much, much easier to steal. And who you gonna complain to? There’s no one, no one that you can complain to. All Ponzi schemes require confidence searching for Powell believers. Do you believe him? I don’t. His job is to say what he needs to say to keep the markets calm. It’s not to take care of you or me. And that should be pretty obvious by all of his past actions and the fact that he’s never right.

And hey, how about community? Here’s a a community that’s really pretty interesting. It’s been around for a really long time and two neighborhoods that are nestled. I believe that this is in 45 minutes from Boston. So anybody that’s up in that area, if you happen to go visit Sawyer Hill Eco Village we’d love to hear from you on that because everybody’s looking for where can I go? And so many people think about going outside of the country. And I’m not saying that you shouldn’t do that. Everybody’s gotta do what they’re comfortable doing. But I can tell you personally, I’ve been working on it since 2010 and we are much closer today to the collapse than we were in 2010, although that was when the system died and I knew it, that’s why I started working on it. So if you don’t have time to do that and you’re looking for community and you are in anywhere in the New England, Boston area, you can get to this very, it’s, it’s close. Check it out. Maybe that is a good option for you. Sawyer Hill Eco Village. And and remember too on all of the blogs, you have the links to everything so you can check it out or you can search it. And and again, if you go let us know and let us know what you think about it. Cause I only can do it from articles.

And it’s critically important because even going to shelter homelessness is rising. And this is by household type and sheltered status. A percentage of overall homeless population, 37% are unsheltered individuals, 35% are sheltered individuals and 25% are people with families that are in shelters. But what’s not on here are those families that are unsheltered and you know, are they really giving us all of the numbers? It’s, it is kind of hard to tell, but this is one of the reasons why I got involved personally with CFLA, which is a local school that works with kids that are shelter insecure. So maybe from time to time they’re living in their car, maybe they have a temporary shelter over their head or something like that. But you know, youth, those are our future. So whatever you can do, going back to community to help your community and change the trajectory of someone’s life, if you can do it, do it. Food is a big one for me. I can’t stand to see anybody hungry. Not in this country where there is so much abundance, not in the world where in reality so many food insecure, homeless insecure, the shift in standard of living. Why is this happening now? Why is this growing so much on a global basis? Cause we are at the end of this fiat money experiments lifecycle. It really is just that simple. If you have virtually no purchasing power left in the currency that’s official and you’re anchored somewhere near zero where raising the rates breaks the system and breaks what you encourage the system to employ, like loading up on bonds in a zero interest rate economy and then raising the rates and again, bursting that bomb bubble that you created. Central banks and governments. You created this. You don’t take credit for it, but you should. I didn’t create this, the viewers didn’t create this. You created this. Don’t let them remain in control of you. This is why you’ve gotta have Food, Water, Energy, Security, Barterability, Wealth Preservation, Community and Shelter. Gotta gotta gotta have it to sustain a reasonable standard of living.

And until remember too, the Thrivers app, if you haven’t checked us out yet, there’s a community for you and we now have groups in place. So wherever you are, you, it, it is possible that you can connect with somebody local. You’re not alone. I remember that. Financial shields, they are made of physical metals, not paper or promises. So if you don’t have your strategy in place, click that Calendly link below, give us a call, get your strategy in place, get it executed. Food, Water, Energy, Security, Barterability, Wealth Preservation, Community, Shelter, get it done, ASAP, and until next we meet. Please be safe out there. Bye-Bye.



  • Lynette’s mission is to translate financial noise into understandable language and enable educated, independent choices. All her work is fact and evidence based and she shares these tools openly. She believes strongly that we need to be as independent as possible and at the same time, we need to come together in community to survive and thrive through any financial crisis.

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