Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Evidence under the radar

Greetings good citizen,

As constant reader knows I frequently warn of the dangers of social collapse.

No irony should be lost on the fact that the surest signs of eminent danger are indistinguishable from, er, ‘criminal activity’.

Which is to say evidence of collapse is omnipresent but it is being reported as ‘criminal activity’ rather than ‘social desperation’.

Here are just a few examples:

"Rustling Costs Ranchers Millions in Poor Economy"

checked on his livestock and found a ghoulish scene: Piles of entrails from two Black angus calves he says thieves gutted "like they were deer." They made off with the meat and another 400-pound calf in a heist he estimated cost him $1,800.

"Gosh, times are tough, and maybe people are truly starving and just need the meat," he said. "But it's shocking. I can't believe people can stoop that low."

"Pharmacy Robberies on Rise as Addicts Turn to Guns"

Two armed robberies were enough. So he stopped stocking the drug. And he posted signs to tell everyone -- especially desperate addicts -- "We don't carry OxyContin!"

He thought the signs were helping -- until last month, when a man wearing a mask entered the pharmacy with a sawed-off shotgun.

He jumped over the counter, told three employees and a customer to get on the floor, and tied their hands. Then he left with money and more than $12,000 worth of prescription drugs, including other narcotic painkillers.

"Thieves Stealing Pickup Truck Tailgates"

reports that six times in six months crooks have taken the tailgates off pickup trucks in parking lots in Oswego. They can actually go for a decent chunk of cash. They sell for $4,000 new but the "hot" tailgates can go for $600-$700 and the crooks are still making decent change.

Most of these are real yawners compared to other events lurking at the edges of civilization…until you insert yourself and your stuff/personal safety into the picture.

YOU ‘could have been one of the customers tied up on the floor in that drug store heist…it could also be YOU as the one who discovers the family pet’s gutted remains on the edge of your property. (Today it’s cows but tomorrow, ‘meat is meat’..and as the author of ‘The Road’ points out, some humans aren’t that ‘fussy’ as to where their meat comes from.)

Which is to say it’s only a matter of time before ‘monsters’ make the news.

The distinguishing factor is that these ‘zombies’ won’t just be ‘undead’, they’ll be downright certifiable too!

So slaughtering one of these ‘opportunists’ won’t be ‘murder’, considering what they had planned for you…

But I digress, and rather morbidly at that.

Let us return to the signs that our economy is on the verge of collapse

Bankers have an odd-sounding problem these days: they are awash in cash.

Droves of consumers and businesses unnerved by the lurching markets have been taking their money out of risky investments and socking it away in bank accounts, where it does little to stimulate the economy.

Though financial institutions are not yet turning away customers at the door, they are trying to discourage some depositors from parking that cash with them. With fewer attractive lending and investment options for that money, it is harder for the banks to turn it around for a healthy profit.

During the ‘alleged recovery’ it was the vaults full of cash that were used as ‘proof’ the economy was on the mend.

In fact, the banks have been ‘sitting’ on heaps of…money since BEFORE the crisis struck!

If we roll the clock back to the 1970’s we’d see the exact same phenomenon. Too much money chasing too little opportunity.

What do you suppose was the cause of that?

Too much capacity (like right now?)

Capitalism is RETARDED because it puts the focus on growth rather than sustainability.

But the short term needs of the few have long outweighed the long term needs of the many. And when the two factors collided, the few steamrolled the many with stolen money.

It really is as simple as that.

Worse, the solution set is just as simple…although it involves invoking our 2nd amendment rights rather than our first.

Why are the banks loaded with cash while the streets are filled with the homeless?

Obvious answer = mismanagement.

Second question: Which of our, er, ‘constitutional rights’ will allow us with the surest method of correcting said mismanagement?

The ballot box or the weapons locker?

It’s time to decide just whose hand is going to be on the trigger…

Will it be yours or will it belong to those who created this untenable situation?

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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