Friday, March 23, 2012

Idiots in Charge

Greetings good citizen,

Um, I belabor the obvious were I to comment that the destruction of our civilization proceeds apace.

Stock markets are bleeding from the eye sockets around the globe but none of the pundits seem worried about it…which is curious all by itself…considering what it is that makes the filthy rich…well, filthy rich.

No irony should be lost on the fact that it is the thirst for ‘imaginary wealth’ that is driving the real economy over the cliff. Those with large ‘on paper’ holdings keep converting their ‘paper assets’ into real ones, er, chewing up assets that might be better utilized elsewhere, if you follow what I’m saying…

But that is neither here nor there because the spin doctors have really outdone themselves this time!
At the same time, Americans are pumping significantly less gasoline. While that is partly a result of the recession and higher gasoline prices, people are also driving fewer miles and replacing older cars with more fuel-efficient vehicles at a greater clip, federal data show.

Taken together, the increasing production and declining consumption have unexpectedly brought the United States markedly closer to a goal that has tantalized presidents since Richard Nixon: independence from foreign energy sources, a milestone that could reconfigure American foreign policy, the economy and more. In 2011, the country imported just 45 percent of the liquid fuels it used, down from a record high of 60 percent in 2005.

“There is no question that many national security policy makers will believe they have much more flexibility and will think about the world differently if the United States is importing a lot less oil,” said Michael A. Levi, an energy and environmental senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. “For decades, consumption rose, production fell and imports increased, and now every one of those trends is going the other way.”

So this is exactly like a (terminal) cancer patient crowing about how much the Chemo treatments are saving them at the hair stylists!

Or how the dual amputee can take comfort in the idea of never having to go shoe shopping again!

Seriously good citizen, we are ‘finally’ achieving ‘Energy Independence’!


One vacillates between, ‘what do you want from a government so corrupted that it regularly misreports unemployment and consumer inflation statistics’ and the ‘do they honestly think we’re that stupid’? responses.

These are the same people who, for the past four years (because yeah they were saying recovery even before their stooges in the Fed declared the Great Recession ‘officially over’) have been pointing to a recovery that only Wall Street could see!

What’s wrong with that?

Um, I think we all know that the NYSE has ZERO relationship to the ‘real economy’.

So the, er, ‘fortunes’ of the people who broke the real economy have no bearing on how the rest of the world is faring…

But that’s not what our politicians think!

How fucking sad is it good citizen that our elected officials CONSISTENTLY refuse to prosecute their largest campaign contributors?

Worse, most of ‘em are lawyers, so they’re well aware as to how the laws were, er, ‘skirted’.

They also know what would happen to them if they ever TRIED to bring any of these scumbags up on charges…

As I have stated many times before, we have one fuck of a situation on our hands, good citizen.

And, ironically, a lot of people who got themselves in over their heads are actually HOPING we are going to ‘bail them out’.

They’d be all too happy to ‘assist us’ in cleaning up their mess…but we’d have to agree to take their word and not to ask any, er, ‘uncomfortable questions’ in exchange for their, er, ‘assistance’.

And you KNOW what that means…they’d be telling you ‘tall tales’ while they were extracting whatever they could from the people they have ‘dirt’ on…making deals in exchange for their, er, ‘silence’…

Which is why the ONLY way to clean out our beyond corrupt house would be to totally revamp our system of commerce.

The ONLY way to prevent corruption is to defeat the criminal’s ability to ‘profit’ from their misdeeds.

I think the average citizen will be amazed at how much more there is to go around once the ‘criminal’s cut’ is eliminated.

But that comes later, job one is to wake the giant from his drunken stupor…

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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