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 October 28, 2020  Posted by at 7:46 pm Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,


Henri Rousseau The Flamingoes 1907

 

 

Had a little email exchange with Dave Collum this week. We go way back, more than two weeks even. It’s been a while though, Twitter cut me off from Dave’s tweets ages ago for some reason, and that’s just one person I know they did that with; how many others, no clue. My Twitter followers, @AutomaticEarth, have been just below the same certain number for years.

Regularly a few hundred are shaved off, and then they slowly revert back to just below that number. I don’t even care anymore. No more than I care about Facebook shutting down our account without any explanation. Let them be. We should not depend on these people, that’s just a bad idea.

Anyway, so Dave was reacting to a mail I sent him of the October 26 Debt Rattle -he’s always remained on one of my mailing lists- and that’s how we started talking again. Dave:

I have never spent a year so completely baffled by the world as this year. Nothing makes sense to me without invoking some seriously bizarre thinking (which I am not averse to doing.)

My reaction:

The game hasn’t even started yet. We’re still just warming up. Still, baseball is not the right analogy, that’s a civilized sport, this will feel much more like gladiators in the Forum fighting to the death. Biden has neither the energy not the -killer- instinct for that.

Yes, Dave, like Jim Kunstler, and like me, and many other people, have changed our views and positions on American politics quite a bit over the past 4-5 years. Mostly independently of each other. We just recognize the same patterns. I think it’s fair to say that we all realize that there may be a million things wrong with Donald Trump, but there’s a lot more wrong with collusion to unseat a fairly elected president.

And that is what we all have faced. The FBI, and Robert Mueller, opening a years-long investigation based on a report that they already knew was fake, paid for by the DNC and Hillary campaign, relentlessly edged on by the -former- “media” sympathetic to that same campaign, and ending in absolute crickets, trying to save face by accusing Julian Assange and 13 Russians.

We have reached whole new depths with Robert Mueller and Andrew Weissmann. So, yes, sure, we all feel a bit vindicated when it turns out that the collusion was not on the Trump side, but on the DNC one, and very much on the Biden family’s one. That the DNC media refuse to report on that hardly matters anymore.

They’ll have huge problems if Biden wins, because their day-to-day coverage has been based exclusively on Trump and scandal and intrigue for 5 years now, and they don’t remember how they used to make money without that, with just reporting honestly on what is going on. Trump is their golden goose. What will they do, report on Joe hiding in the White House basement? “Today, Joe slept only 12 hours!” Truman Show.

They will have even bigger problems if Trump wins, since that means his supporters will come after the entire DNC/FBI etc. cabal, including the media. I’ve often said that Michael Flynn lawyer Sidney Powell will not be satisfied anymore with a full exoneration of her client, and her legal team is sure to have accumulated an entire library of fabricated media pieces against him on top of FBI and Judge Sullivan “mishaps”.

And whatever side of politics, or even the law, you’re on, and no matter who wins the election, the judicial system will still churn on. She won’t stop, she won’t wave a white flag, guaranteed. Trump must have offered Flynn a full exoneration many times, but every one of his refusals of the offers must have been more stern than the last one.

 

 

And now, 6 days before the election, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, and Google’s Sundar Pichai are testifying in front of a congressional committee. While, from what I’ve seen, half of US eligible voters have already cast their vote. 50% of the social media job is done. And no-one on Capitol Hill will dare touch them. Because they are the new arms and tools of US intelligence, and you don’t mess with that.

Trump wins, we’ll see a huge increase in the violent street parties dressed up as “peaceful protests” we’ve become accustomed to over the past 6 months. Just last night, like it’s some kind of warning shot, things got way out of hand in New York and Philadelphia.

Biden wins, the right wing will come looking for what’s been taken away from them over the past 4 years, with the president they elected under constant investigation based on nothing other than party political gossip – and that’s putting it nicely. The Hunter and Joe Biden files that have been revealed so far give them ample reason to do just that.

To get back to Collum’s “Nothing makes sense to me without invoking some seriously bizarre thinking”, I think we should all prepare for just that. Unless there’s a landslide win for either side, which looks impossible, there doesn’t seem to be any way to know who will win in six days, before the new year. While the “peaceful protests” rage on.

And then we end up in the Supreme Court and Amy Handmaid Barrett casts the deciding vote. That’s not her fault, it’s everybody else’s. Everything about American politics has gotten out of hand, on all sides of all aisles. We don’t want the most qualified judges anymore, or the most qualified presidents, we instead want people in all these positions who agree with everything we think is right, which we know because our media has told us.

Collum: “I have never spent a year so completely baffled by the world as this year.”

My friend, you’re in for a treat. Try 2021.

 

 

 

 

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    Henri Rousseau The Flamingoes 1907     Had a little email exchange with Dave Collum this week. We go way back, more than two weeks even. It’
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    #64940

    Huskynut
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    Beautifully said Ilargi.

    I caught up for drinks with a small group of friends last night.. we haven’t all got together for quite a while. Amongst the various musings on the recent NZ election, the upcoming US one, it was laid out plain – a couple of the guys have swallowed the double-down wokeness pills whole and recite the MSM chapter and verse. Myself and another guy having polarised the other way, much as you describe above. And the other two who don’t follow politics left looking completely baffled by it all.

    But despite the differences of outlook, we can all agree that the Uniparty continues unmolested, and despite the polarisation of views male/female, woke/conservative, BLM-following/law-and-order etc, the discussion that is conspicuously absent is around class-based politics. Which is as relevant as it ever was, but the most threatening thing to the Uniparty, if the struggling underclass were to recognise they have far more in common than the differences they’re encouraged to perceive.

    And for the first time in a long while, what I felt within the group was the power in being able to disagree forthrightly on many things, and then to state and feel the unity and commonality of people who’ve known each other a long while, through good times and bad.

    I do wonder whether despite the appearance of complete polarisation and distrust between factions, there is a consensus of dissent slowly forming. 2021 is gonna be amazing – stock up on popcorn..

    #64944

    Maxwell Quest
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    Ilargi, I always enjoy these articles wherein you get to expand on your thoughts. Many thanks!

    I know it’s hard work and tiring, and the situation often seems hopeless; however, like it or not we are at war, and it would be shameful to sit idly by, watching the conflict from a safe distance.

    “Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you’ll live — at least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!!” – William Wallace (Braveheart)

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    V. Arnold
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    I have never spent a year so completely baffled by the world as this year. Nothing makes sense to me without invoking some seriously bizarre thinking (which I am not averse to doing.)

    My reaction:

    The game hasn’t even started yet. We’re still just warming up. Still, baseball is not the right analogy, that’s a civilized sport, this will feel much more like gladiators in the Forum fighting to the death. Biden has neither the energy not the -killer- instinct for that.

    I can nod in the affirmative to both of you.
    I’ve been watching from afar for just more than 17 years. And what I’ve seen is an unrelenting downward spiral on the domestic front…how far, and what the majority will ultimately do, I can only guess…
    The increasing use of militarized police againt even peaceful protesters, gives a strong indication of just how far this has already progressed…I’m not optimistic; even a little…

    #64963

    zerosum
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    Ahhhh! A coffee break discussion.
    Subject: Yesterday is gone.
    I have memories of having group discussions, before the web existed, during coffee breaks, and coming up with our solutions on what the bosses should have done, should do, to fix the social/economic problems that we were made aware on the previous nightly news. Back then, we believed that the nightly news was news and not opinions, (like today).

    Nothing has changed. The bosses are still not paying attention to our solutions.
    Like this morning, the news media,(???), trotted out Larry Kudlow to puff up a GDP of 33.1% and to project a great future with trillions of $ of stimulus package, that is coming. (after Trump win the election).
    Meanwhile, million of peons will be end up on the surplus pile and
    Hurricane ZETA is breaking windows that cannot be replaced.

    Got to go, My coffee break is over, I got to take care of business. Thanks

    #64966

    Dr. D
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    You haven’t seen the Americans take a swing yet. It’s like watching WWII from the Frozen War through the London bombings. History: inevitable. Juggernaut: unstoppable.

    Don’t wake up the Yanks. None of y’all will like it and somebody might get nuked.

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