Friday, July 15, 2011

Out here in the fields...

Greetings good citizen,

There are still two weeks before the ‘debt ceiling drama’ ends in the collapse of our government and the, er, ‘take over’ by conservative (backed) elements of the corporatocacy.

Interestingly enough, there has been almost no mention of the scandal created by News Corp in London for hacking the cell phones of government officials…weirder still is there have been NO arrests associated with these crimes!

Have you asked yourself why media outlets around the world are still standing?

‘Tis a mystery, is it not?

Let us return to to the current ‘showdown’ between the ‘corporate sock puppet’ and the self-styled heroes of ‘small government’

Underlying the budget drama between the White House and Congressional Republicans is another compelling drama among Republicans, which exposes an ideological and generational gap. On one side are older, more senior conservatives like the two top leaders, Speaker John A. Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell, the minority leader, who remember the budget fights and Republican setbacks of the 1990s and want some deal.

On the other are the proudly uncompromising junior lawmakers, many of them Tea Party sympathizers, whose ranks were so inflated by Republican gains in the midterm elections. Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the House majority leader, has emerged as their standard bearer, debating Mr. Obama in the White House sessions and then boasting of it afterward.

So, the ‘sympathies’ of LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF THE NATION are going to cause the US to default on its now massive debt?

Not that this particularly matters from the ‘what are they gonna DO about it perspective…

If the US defaults, it will lead a chain of defaults around the world, and the resulting chaos will slaughter millions! (Due to resource scarcity related conflicts.)

So yeah, if you’re a criminal looking to escape prosecution this turns into a ‘win-win’.

I find it disturbing how many people/pundits think this whole crisis will just blow over, that politicians ‘won’t let it happen’
Let’s talk for a minute about what Republican leaders are rejecting.

President Obama has made it clear that he’s willing to sign on to a deficit-reduction deal that consists overwhelmingly of spending cuts, and includes draconian cuts in key social programs, up to and including a rise in the age of Medicare eligibility. These are extraordinary concessions. As The Times’s Nate Silver points out, the president has offered deals that are far to the right of what the average American voter prefers — in fact, if anything, they’re a bit to the right of what the average Republican voter prefers!

Yet Republicans are saying no. Indeed, they’re threatening to force a U.S. default, and create an economic crisis, unless they get a completely one-sided deal. And this was entirely predictable.

So, with the ballot box so obviously broken, who is ‘simple’ enough to believe that politicians are even modestly concerned about YOUR vote?

Honestly good citizen, why start now? Nobody in Washington or the corporatocracy has given a fuck what you thought for the last THREE DECADES!

Why would they suddenly start caring now?

The ONLY ONE who THINKS they give a shit is YOU!

Bad news good citizen, you’re wrong.

So, if you haven’t already, lay in a supply of non-perishable food to hold you over for the first couple of weeks. Most of the ‘yahoos’ will have killed one another off by then.

Ironically, this will leave only the cleverest to contend with. IF you have taken the additional precaution of establishing a ‘circle of trust’, you should be able to rid your area of, er, ‘poachers’ via the power of numbers.

If you have someplace to ‘bug out’ to, now (first week of August) is the time, in case you haven’t noticed there are bigger problems looming than whether the government can spend 13 trillion or 14 trillion worth of ‘funny money’ (keeping the already wealthy in the lap of luxury!)

In fact, one of those problems is exactly how ‘funny’ money has become!

Are you ready to ‘barter’? What can you get your hands on that is ‘tradeable’?

Don’t put all of your focus on precious metals, many pawn shops are turning away people who want ‘cash for gold’.

I haven’t checked but I’m willing to speculate they’re not paying half the current ‘spot price’ for an ounce of gold. Isn’t being a ‘distressed customer’ fun?

How much more fun will it be when ‘Sharpie’ finds out the ‘folding money’ is worthless too?

Get ready to chase down your next meal with a stick, if you don’t beat it to death, you don’t eat!

In the times to come, ‘potable’ (safe) water will become a ‘tradable commodity’ (although you’d be well advised not to trade for such a precious item with anyone outside of your circle of trust!)

But that is further down the road than we need to be looking for the moment.

So there you have it good citizen, I’m calling August 3rd ‘crunch time’.

If you assemble all of the evidence you will likely come to the same conclusion…which is not to rule out the possibility of an earlier collapse!

I told you back in June this problem hadn’t ‘gone away’…

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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