Sunday, January 20, 2013


Greetings good citizen,

Instead of the usual run down of the financial headlines, what jumped at me this morning but this article, written by one of the most clueless economists ever to hold a seat on the Federal Reserve Board.

I only clipped the end of the whole article to give you an idea, a ‘taste’ if you will.
Financial Collapse: A 10-Step Recovery Plan

The meek won’t inherit their fair share of the earth if they are constantly being fleeced. What we learned in the crisis is that failure to protect unsophisticated consumers from financial predators can undermine the whole economy. That surprising lesson mustn’t be forgotten. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should institutionalize it.

Mark Twain is said to have quipped that while history doesn’t repeat itself, it does rhyme. There will be financial crises in the future, and the next one won’t be a carbon copy of the last. Neither, however, will it be so different that these commandments won’t apply. Financial history does rhyme, but we’re already forgetting the meter.

Alan S. Blinder is a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton, a former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and the author of “After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response and the Work Ahead.”

His advice in the snippet is surprisingly ‘sound’ (if you believe, as he obviously does, that capitalism can be ‘salvaged’.)

And you already know my position on that particular topic, it can’t and there is no sense in trying…or worse, pretending that there is ‘no alternative’.

Although you won’t find a capitalist who believes such a thing exists, how ironic is it that the part these people love the most about Capitalism is the ‘my way or the highway’ part?

Should you click through to read the article you will find that bullet point number one blames the consumer for ‘regulatory capture’ by making the point ‘Remember that People forget’.

Worse, there is a whole generation coming of age that has no idea what a moron/‘tool’ Ronald Reagan was.

All they know is how dysfunctional our current political system is and they’ll (hopefully, for the usurpers sake) be eager to embrace a ‘more traditional’ form of governance.

(And the elites who were ‘disappointed’ when Washington turned down the crown will have their day!)

There is a reason why the role-playing video world is dominated by medieval culture. It was the time of ‘kings’ and who but our Royal Wannabes wants to step out of their nations' treasuries and ‘take charge’ of the kingdoms their (alleged) great (yada-yada) grand-parents walked away from so long ago.

And it's been the video game industry that has 'glorified' monarchy and popularized the notion that a commoner can, through noble deeds, become an accepted member of the 'noble gentry.'

They want to ‘help’ us good citizen but first you have to want their help and be willing to surrender you’re ‘right to choose’ which you weren’t using ‘properly’ in the first place.

(I wonder why we weren’t ‘using it properly’? Could it be ‘the framers’ put power safely out of the citizen’s reach?)

Rumor has it there were some ‘arguments’ over this decision but the proof is in the pudding and we can plainly see which side ‘won’.

Central to the dominance of the criminals over our species is the idea that we CAN’T rule ourselves, we NEED them to tell us not only what to do but how to do it.

This is just what it looks like, a self-serving lie.

How unfortunate is it for the rest of us that only a few need to be, er, ‘persuaded’ to go along with this outrageous idea while the rest of us are forced into bloody revolution to throw off the yoke of the criminal tyrants?

Take a hard look good citizen, the only missing piece is naming (and subsequently crowning) the ‘new king’.

In case you were wondering, there will be no ‘elections’…worse, discussion of the monarch’s ‘fitness to rule’ will be ‘strictly prohibited’.

But wait good citizen, the nightmare is only beginning! The ‘new monarchy’ will make a big display of putting every ‘royal decision’ to a public vote…but, (and this is the but that caused the original downfall of monarchy) we will have the return of the ‘infallibility of the monarch’.

What good is being king if it’s not ‘my way or the highway’?

So the monarch will modify whatever policy proposal is before him 'to his liking' regardless of what YOU think of it. Which is to point out the whole voting thing will be a mockery to beat you over the head with!

And don't even entertain the notion of not voting. It will be mandatory.

Worse, the King (or Queen, if they think a female will be more malleable/easily embraced by the public.) will still be subject to that age-old nemesis ‘intrigue’.

For those of you unfamiliar with this term it basically means your relatives, especially those in line to 'inherit' the crown, will kill you if they think they can get away with it.

Remember, once you’re king you can derail royal investigations with the snap of your fingers…(or the wave of your hand if snapping is too much for you.)

After everybody moves up the ladder, the ‘next in line’ clan does whatever it can to pin the former regent’s death on the new one…if they succeed, Yachtzee!

But people are ‘buy-able’ as our current ‘cleptocracy’ has proven repeatedly.

Meanwhile, the culprit in the last regent’s untimely demise has been made a Duke, making them virtually unassailable.

And under the ‘law of unintended consequences’ we find ourselves faced with the classic “meet the new boss, same as the old boss!” scenario.

All because today’s kids are ‘unaware’ that Ronald Reagan (and by extension, W.) should never have been president.

This is what happens when money contaminates the electoral process.

Worse good citizen, it is already ‘too late’.

The ONLY way to ‘fix’ this mess is to flush it down the toilet and start over (while the criminals learn to cha-cha with the Gila monsters!)

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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