Popular Sentiment - Psychology of The Zeitgeist.

The people are divided, or possibly being divided. Sides are drawing up, and all as both sides are becoming discredited for multiple shady practises. Is this "just happening" or is it a concerted operation in progress? Who benefits from this? Will gold re

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Sat, Apr 13, 2019 - 2:56pm

Popular sentiment - psychology of the zeitgeist.

I called it "psychology of the zeitgeist", but I considered calling something like "When Everyone Has Their Own MKUltra" instead just for a minute. Just considered it for a moment, but state of the art as at that particular post WWII mentalist agency project has moved onwards so far in the years intervening since then. So I don't want to make the suggestion out that we are back there when it comes to the activities of the people with the big expensive national defense toolboxes now available, and also the complete lack of oversight.

Anyway, to the point. Tim Pool has something to say about over (unjustified, crazy) moderation of events in the gaming world by e-game developer corporations EA, Blizzard, Overwatch, et al:

I'm DONE With Blizzard, They Banned The "OK" Sign Because They Are INSANE

OK so far?

Now let's take a peek behind that painted scenery facade-curtain with this other different video:

The Corruption Of Symbols

So this is a little glimpse of a, shall we call it, a hierarchy of awareness?

And certain loony news suddenly becomes a little more understandable from seeing this interplay of actors and actions under the surface.

And the proles are not supposed to know this stuff, because they will stop voting right or left when they eventually cop on, but instead begin to regularly choose the alternative option rather than the recommended twin choice menu presented by mainstream news and establishment.

So that's why we have a war against free exchange of ideas on the internet by the political class of both sides, and also their backers.

But ...... go another level higher.

Where is that old mind control project arrived at by now, and who is running its present day iteration?

What would you do if you are in that entity's shoes?

Censoring the internet is so passe, so retro! Don't go back. Go forwards instead.

Just for a moment, just make an assumption. You own the arena and hhold stock in both teams. Imagine this world: the crowd are booing Team X, and also booing at Team Y. Do you throw them out of the arena and say goodbye to all that ticket revenue?

Of course not.

You sell the old game off to a patsy, take the money, and roll out the new fabulous better improved more up to date league to replace that boring old game. And you own it all.

All of it.

So, this game happens to be a mind control game for the proletariat, the masses, the crowd.

Would you leave the old game before the new one has been tested?

Probably not.

In that case, this being a mind control game I'm chatting about, the new game is being beta tested right now, in the wild, all around us.

We might expect to see the most impressionable people being more affected than the average, and the average being rather more affected than say those more aware self examining people.

So .... so you see any odd things going on in the mind control field at the moment?

Maybe watching the above pair of videos for a second time, or mentally reviewing their content, and your reactions, is warranted.

What you can't see may still be detected, inferred, and deduced, by observation of its visible effects.

And some groups of people are undoubtedly acting irrationally. Gone crazy. Visibly so, not a subtle thing. These groups are extremely large in size. As is to be expected under the present circumstance.

Have you seen the first ever photos, released this week, of the black hole?

Credit for following image to: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/blackholes/

In the black centre is a mass of several billion of our solar system. Which should make everyone who considers it feel small!

Any understanding of what you can never see is a mighty step forward. the unseen , the gap, can be the core of a thing. I want to look into that, but while looking at the politics of the western nations, in particular but not only, the US.

So let's go back to Tim Pool's YT channel for a different piece of information.

Jump to approx 6 minutes in the next couple of minutes are full of content:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0iEYGjjk34

Now I want to look closer at that bar chart about 7 1/2 minutes in. It contains an insight. Pause the video.

Here is the article in text form:

https://qz.com/1580091/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-how-far-left-the-democrats-are-going/

Note that Tim Pool zoned in on a feature that the Qz author neglected to notice. Centre-left fairness vs more left partisan outlook visible here, and why I watch Timcast.

Back to the article, in particular the chart. There is a middle zone with changing dimensions which might be studied for what it reveals about "the Gap" over time. There is other info on that available but not so revealing as to the change over time.

Draw two trendlines: 1st downwards along right side of the blue bars, and 2nd along the left side of the red bars. This is a zone of populace much observed by the political class people.

The centre is being opened up, reduced, choose your description. That gap used to be necessary for politicians to get cross party votes from an overlap part, now empty. And now that floating voter is gone, the middle emptying out, and the fighting has gone internecine for the left especially and the factions of the Left struggle to achieve full control over their side.

And what happens after that? After people draw apart into opposing tribes? It won't widen infinitely or substantially further than now without producing disruptive social events flowing from extreme levels. The very size of the gap will cause something to occur which will begin reversal of the process, at some critical future stage.

I also mention that looking into other output from the authors of the chart above (checking the provenance of info tree) led me into a maze of think tanks of leftist partisan type and I am working my way through a quantity of new information, faux research as well as good, and sorting it out. For example, Thomas E Mann and Norman Ornstein have output I wish to decipher for separating dialectic content from directional rhetorical impetus.

AEI is another window facing leftwards and has texts from suitably approved researchers and opinion editorial writers eg this:

https://www.aei.org/publication/ray-dalio-is-wrong-about-capitalism/

Well that's a big assertion to make of the guy who wrote A Beautiful Deleveraging. Which is the formula followed by the developed nations following the global financial crash.

Summary : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI0bUuQJN3s

Here by the way is Dalio's latest, which apparently provoked the AEI contributor:

Why and How Capitalism Needs to Be Reformed (Parts 1 & 2)

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-how-capitalism-needs-reformed-parts-1-2-ray-dalio/

When Dalio talks I listen, because I know the global elites and the people who lead them are listening too. But James Pethokoukis, I'll do me, and you do you.

And the deleveraging we just experienced saw household debts fall, and government debts rise. Though incomes rose, real (inflation adjusted incomes fell which was according to the "plan") Not discussed all that much yet buit .

This is a big can with lots of wrigglies inside. Too many for today.

Would you wish to see a good one? In AEI in an article called Factionalism and The Cultural Left, Jay Cost dropped this gem: "the eventual Democratic nominee is going to have to win over the angry Left before he or she faces the general electorate." Source: https://www.aei.org/publication/factionalism-and-the-cultural-left/

I believe him! Considering how far the the extreme left has moved, that is a predictor of trouble ahead.

For a way forwards towards a close to this post that hopefully uplifts, as well as itself being a comment also, enjoy this oft quoted poem by the great lyrical poet W. B. Yeats.

Here it is in its full form rather than the single line we usually see:

The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Cyclically, I have a date which might conceivably apply to this. Though I can not tie it conceptually to the result of a global mind control operation. Size-wise it could fit. Its in the latter half of the 2020s decade, less than ten years from now. But the future - well you know - it's not real unless or until it's become the present.

I find myself reminded of another poem as I type. Ozymandias, who was probably the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II. Did you know there are two different versions? One is the one we all know by Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose wife, Mary Shelley, wrote Frankenstein) . This one is the well known version, evocative and memorable forever even after just a single reading.

But Shelley was competing with a friend to write the best sonnet on the same subject. The other more "Post-Apocalyptic" futuristic in form was created by his friend Horace Smith. This sonnet is true science fiction poem written in the year 1818, or two hundred years ago!

Percy Shelley's "Ozymandias"

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert... near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away

Wonderful stuff!

And here's the "Alt" sonnet of the same name. It's pretty impressive, if not as well known. Maybe this is even your first reading of this one::

Horace Smith's "Ozymandias"

In Egypt's sandy silence, all alone,
Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws
The only shadow that the Desert knows:—
"I am great OZYMANDIAS," saith the stone,
"The King of Kings; this mighty City shows
"The wonders of my hand."— The City's gone,—
Naught but the Leg remaining to disclose
The site of this forgotten Babylon.

We wonder,—and some Hunter may express
Wonder like ours, when thro' the wilderness
Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chace,
He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess
What powerful but unrecorded race
Once dwelt in that annihilated place.

Tough luck London (if Smith is ultimately correct) ! The future sucks! But it's not as if there are not already many movies and fictional stories showing post apocalyptic versions of many capital cities of the world. One more from the distant past can't hurt.

Which brings me back to the core of this forum and blog. The price of gold. It's a valuation of the power of sovereign powers at the bottom of everything.

I just thought we might like to look at sovereign power a different way today. Through a different lens as it were. And the sovereigns are jousting again, as are their proletariat activated fan clubs. There will be some sovereigns who gain and some who lose a bit, and valuations of FX and bonds will adjust to take account of that.

The problem with the long term, naturally, is it takes time to arrive. And we are so impatient, needing to live day to day.

But an increasing number of people are more impatient than usual, and I showed you some of that. The cause is implied (without proof given, but implicitly woven through structure of visible events in my view) to be from a higher level in the game.

Summarized to bare bones:

The Boomers screwed it up through inaction, trust in authority, tolerance of scuzzy deeds. Education was hijacked (among other things) which did it's work, and the second wave of that dislocation is politicized and second wave effects are now beginning to flow strongly through society. This interpretation is a riff off of The Fourth Turning's core idea given Gen Snowflake's effects on society thus far.

The forecast is, therefore, that change is not coming. Change is arriving gradually over years as ideologically distorted teens get to mid twenties with a filtered awareness of reality. We see it in the activated political-fan-followers' actions and the middle peoples' accommodation of and/or pushback to it.

It is now all about what the centre does or can't do about the activated "woke" factions of both sides. Alliances not yet made will have to form I suppose.

I hope you find this monologue of loosely connected thoughts worth your time and positive for you in some little way.

Next argentus maximus blog will be Silver Cycles, in a couple of days from now..

Best regards,

Argentus Maximus

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Apr 14, 2019 - 4:41pm

Wonderful reading for a Sunday afternoon

Thanks Argentus, I needed that. It'll take me a while to digest.

Doctor J
Apr 14, 2019 - 5:27pm

Stream of consciousness with

Stream of consciousness with a thread twined around the thought : "Can the left not be annihilated if they run a woke candidate in 2020 to appease their insane extremists?"

Against that: are there enough floating voters left in the middle to drift the other way and punish an insane party candidate? They were numerous enough for Trump.

And so the democrat party's owners have problems. Their "woke" (propagandized) snowflake followers are already being used by the extreme left to take control of the party, which can drive the centrist voting base away.

But the extreme left are wide open to people who push their buttons. And it's happening. Where that leads is debatable. A potential collapse of the far left? How convenient for the democrat party backroom team that would be. Not so unlikely then.

SteveW
Apr 14, 2019 - 6:28pm

Mind control

The new game is being beta tested in the wild.

Just a few randomly connected comments in response. I could watch Tim Pool for only 4 minutes. I don't care about any video game, single user, or team play except poker. Including the poker games, I categorize them as Huxley's soma. There is an addiction and a mind control game for every personality type. At least I have recognition of my addiction and it consumes only a small portion of my life.

I'm not sure how the extremely prominent Canadian flag fits into the corruption of symbols. We might also think laterally about the corruption of words. When I was young gay had a completely different meaning and Negro was a perfectly acceptable word. In fact I think the word black was at that time demeaning. I dislike the words liberal/conservative, left/right, capitalist/socialist/communist, largely because not everyone is carrying around the exact same definition. I detest those words that Orwell would characterize as newspeak since they mean something other than what they imply. For example free trade is corporate control. New World Order is a Humpty Dumpty word since it means exactly what the speaker intends it to mean.

I have accounts on Twitter and Facebook, but I never use them except when someone I respect points me to a comment. I imagine they are a lively battlefield of competing ideas that I do not wish to join. Facebook, Google and Amazon have such large control files on all of us that they can easily predict the prime addiction (see above, video games, pornography style etc.) that we are all individually susceptible to. This is how the database is being built and the mind control is being beta tested by both Facebook and Google pushing content to fit your individual addictive profile. There are articles detailing how Facebook is designed to give the user regular dopamine hits from the way it has been constructed and developed. This technology is well developed from the casino industries slot machines.

There's a school of thought that says this is all a simulation anyway and some cognitive scientists, such as Don Hoffman, claim that there is no reality; at least not how it is generally perceived. Quantum physics also asserts a lack of reality as an interpretation of experiment..

Finally the people do have all the power and if they ever get together, and throw off their distractions that the rulers have led them into, they are able to displace the rulers and generate a truly democratic society. This video was linked on Dr. J's posting and the commentary by Chomsky starts at 13:35.

Julian Assange - Comments from Snowden, Chomsky, Varoufakis, Greenwald & Horvat (REWIND)
silver66
Apr 14, 2019 - 7:54pm

Great article AM

interesting choice of poems

I was reading this one today

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48859/song-of-the-open-road

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,

Healthy, free, the world before me,

The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,

Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,

Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,

Strong and content I travel the open road.

The earth, that is sufficient,

I do not want the constellations any nearer,

I know they are very well where they are,

I know they suffice for those who belong to them.

(Still here I carry my old delicious burdens,

I carry them, men and women, I carry them with me wherever I go,

I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them,

I am fill’d with them, and I will fill them in return.)

I am going to have to read this post 4 or 5 times

Thanks

Silver66

-SilverIsMoney-
Apr 14, 2019 - 8:20pm

Thank You.

This is great!

AGXIIK
Apr 14, 2019 - 9:29pm

This essay got me to thinking about the X, Y and Z axes

The X Axis is the left and right of the political divide.

The center dot point between the two camps, that gap into which we who do not necessarily identify as absolute righty or lefty might fall if we dove off the 30 meter board, has also the Y Axis point up and down, making a cross.

The upper half of the Y Axis, shooting up above the X Axis is the greater and higher wealth projection, pointing toward the rare air of the multi billionaires who own homes in 5 states and 5 countries, moving between these by a GS 650 or Boeing Dream Liner.

Like the layers of the atmosphere, there's the Trumposphere, the Buffetosphere, the Elonosphere, the Waltonosphere and ending at the Bezoidosphere. Beyond are dragons.

The lower half of the Y Axis goes straight downward to the homeless poor, the lowest rung of poverty where the unwashed untouchables house their entire wealth in a blue dome tent and shopping cart.

Each finds their voice, either through complex erudite prose and mathematics that only their ilk grasp or keening ululations of the mentally disturbed yelling at phantasms only they can see.

The rich want for nothing; live in opulent splendor greater than Ozymandius could ever imagine yet with not a friend in the world.

Their great wealth divides them from the rest of us just as the Red-Blue polarization divides many of us from our once shared commonality of humanity, visions and shared concerns for others, with a beer and good cheer without acerbic snarkiness over one's political leanings.

The poorest sit with signs saying "Will work for food; anything will help", lonely for the warmth of human companionship, bereft of a single sou that would give them the purchase of one night of comfort in a warm bed, a decent meal and the conversation of another who understands their plight. Their daily conversations might only engage an insensate mail box or plaster wall.

The Z Axis points towards and away from the viewer or, if the 3 Axes are encased in a globe, is shown as it's own X Axis as the globe is rotated 90 degrees horizontally. Or the Y Axis if the rotation is vertically

That Z Axis the educational gap between graduates of Phillips Academy, Georgetown or Choate who speak their own idiom, so distinct from lesser schools and graduates of PS 38 Chicago Ill with its 23% literacy and math competence that they might be from different dimensions.

The dropouts from PS 38 speak a ghetto patois that most of us would find indecipherable just as the arcane math and formulas of the quant fund gurus would escape our understanding

Like the expanding universe, all parts move away from each other and, as they move outwards, they might even be said to evolve/deevolve becoming Morlocks and Eloi or the denizens of earth separated from the inhabitants of Elysium from the movie of the same name. Ubermensch and untermensch pinned to their own divided dialect elements of the same universe.

Meh That's a mouthful.

Google would close the sky if Brin had it within his power. His is the outermost layer of the atmosphere. The Sergeysphere. Beyond which is deadly hard radiation.

Most of us who live on or otherwise inhabit these boards seem to me, in my limited ability to read into and parse meanings from others words going almost 2 years and thinking about/reflecting on everything written on Main Street and all the forums these 24 months, it seems that most of us are pinned to that central point of the 3 axes (or many more that can be put in place)

None of us departs in a radical manner from the ethos, respect and bonhomie of our fellows on TFMR

We can look left or right, up or down, forward or back and see each line stretching out from our central viewpoint. We see the poor on the streets; the billionaires in their ayries and aeries; the uneducated in their hard scrabble single wides, educated elite in their clubs; conservatives in their bloggerati enclaves; liberals in their virtual street populist pulpits

As an older man feeling some years in his bones, seeing his 60 years of history, his turnings and metamorphoses; the ebb and flow of hi relationships; accepting his wins and losses; it's now a time to reflect on what is not going well in this country

Then try to weave the deleveraging cycle into all of this and the damage is becomes incalculable even when the numbers are easily written as oughts and naught running to 15 digits on a virtual chalkboard.

I'm not exactly sure how to assimilate what you wrote though I've read and reflected on much you and others noted over the last 50 years, watching it like a movie running fast forward, based on millennia of history that loops on itself.

. Same old Same old. What is old is now new again.

Damn good material you presented here Argentus
Thank you

What would TFMR be without you and your epic writing

Maybe I'll find some peace of mind when I go asymtotic to the X, Y and Z Axes.

Wish me luck. Escher had a drawing for that

NW VIEW
Apr 14, 2019 - 10:56pm

Deep stuff, AGXIIK and AM!

Then that inner thought; The ones on the lower Y axis were saying "we have an equal vote also and you will pay our way forward", and another voice said "We walk upon another axis, as Outliers, not conforming to what is visible to others".

silver66
Apr 14, 2019 - 11:10pm

follow up link to article along same lines

Soooo my question is, why does ZH have an article about cognitive dissonance and narrative nudging the same day as AM?

Is there nudging going on?? or a preemptive strike?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-14/caitlin-johnstone-warns-trump-...

my brain hurts

Silver66

Solsson silver66
Apr 15, 2019 - 6:24am

Mene mene tekel upharsin

Very interesting AM,

I've stumbled upon a word called "mene" that means numbered. Who is being numbered? Who is the modern Belshazzar, Sweden, EU, UK, US or all of them?

The writing is on the wall ...

Question: "What is the meaning of mene mene tekel upharsin? What is the meaning of the handwriting on the wall?"

Answer: The phrase mene mene tekel upharsin appears in Daniel 5, along with its translation. Some translations spell upharsin as parsin. The phrase appeared on a wall in the palace of Belshazzar, the acting king of Babylon. He is referred to as the “son of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 5:18, 22), although he was not Nebuchadnezzar’s immediate successor (Jeremiah 52:31). The biblical account of the mysterious and frightening appearance of the phrase mene mene tekel upharsin has given rise to the modern expression “the handwriting on the wall,” meaning “a portent or warning of inevitable misfortune.”

Daniel 5 tells the story of the Babylonian ruler Belshazzar, a rich and debauched king, who gave a banquet to his court. During the drunken party, the sacred vessels from the Jewish temple, stolen by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC, were used in a blasphemous manner. At the height of the festivities, a man’s hand was seen writing on the wall the mysterious words “mene mene tekel upharsin” (verse 25). The king was terrified. But no one could understand what the words meant. All attempts at interpretation by Belshazzar’s wise men failed until the prophet Daniel was called in.

Daniel was one of the captives from Judah brought to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel was given wisdom from God to read and translate the words, which meant “numbered, numbered, weighed, divided.” Daniel told the king, “Here is what these words mean: Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians” (Daniel 5:26–28). Peres is the singular form of upharsin. The Bible never identifies what language the words were in.

The handwriting on the wall proved true. In fact, it proved fatal for the dissolute Belshazzar. Just as Daniel had said, the kingdom of Babylon was divided between the Medes and Persians, and it happened that very night. Belshazzar was slain, and his kingdom passed to Darius the Mede (Daniel 5:30–31).

The appearance of mene mene tekel upharsin on the king’s wall is a reminder that whatever we sow, that we will also reap (Galatians 6:7–8). God is the Judge; He justly weighs all matters and metes out retribution in His time (Psalm 94:2). Sometimes God speaks very clearly into our lives, convicting us of sin and warning us of pending judgment (see John 16:8). It does not pay to ignore the “handwriting on the wall.”


Apr 15, 2019 - 7:56am

Social media + AI

For the time being it is fair to assume that the expanding divergence between the twin political factions is primarily caused by social media platforms and media corporations hosted upon mobile device tech - coordinated by AI and personalized data of device users.

We have a chart of the results of silicon valley as evidenced by political stance of people.

The greater move by left to the far left, whereas the right barely moved, (while showing that far right is a tiny thing compared to extreme leftism) also demonstrates that touchy feely caring mindset type people are likely more vulnerable to the peer pressure instigated by this data-neuro scientific-media-tech combine.

They have the information on personality type and vulnerability to propaganda and are using it. We might benefit from people locating such academic studies and boosting their message for critical analysis.

The combined deployment in coordinated form for power and profit by these various entities may create grounds for a successful RICO prosecution at a future time.

The trendlines I described for that chart are an easily constructed visual description of the invisible power being deployed against the public and it's result to date. In my opinion, it's real.

Two approximate dates become revealed.

Check back. What did gold do at those periods? How about stocks, bonds, the economy?

silver66
Apr 15, 2019 - 11:53am

time frame of the dates

78-92= 14 years

92-2018=26 years

If 14 were really 13 and a half depending on start dates, then the 72 to 92 is half of 92-2018...approximately.

in 78 stocks were near the end of a bear market but not quite done with the pain

in 92 stocks were in the middle of the bull run

Silver66

AGXIIK
Apr 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

From 1968 to 1988 the middle held

I noticed the way back machine showed a considerable middle ground during those 2 decades. It held well during the Nixon years through Watergate and the horrible divisions on the Vietnam war, the Dow's lost decade, the malaise of the Carter years and certainly through Reagan's two terms and even through the Bush 4 years

Then WHAM!! Clinton was elected That poisonous duo set a course, dictated by their puppet masters, to divide and conquer. The internet was just starting to peak it's cyber head above the fax/cell phone/pager paradigm. From there the wedges were hammered into place, the education system was in full swing, producing brains full of mush with psychoactive drugs regularly prescribed to the tykes in public schools. Critical thinking was first distained then obliterated.

TV was falling to a psychological addictive pit of despair. Movies were dystopian affairs that brooked no challenge to their orthodoxy. The various print, electronic and digital media began to coalesce into a singularity that sucked all opinion into its black hole, with history and experience spaghettized by the pull from the all powerful gravity well of the new age memes and narratives that flowed like MOPE through sewers built in the long past by others who foresaw what was coming

On a side note, I think I'm have a full retard Archie Bunker meltdown over Pete Buttigieg announcing his POTUS run.

His husband looked on with that gaze we normally associate with the wife of a POTUS candidate who supports her husband's run for the highest office in the land.

I also promise I'll behave myself and not get snotty, letting the extremely and heavily sexualized left spiral into their gender contextualization, destroying themselves in the process. There is an old saying in politics

When an opponent is committing political suicide it's best to step back and let them finish with their highly stylized and public seppuku

The DOW flatlined during the politically contiguous years of 1970 to 1980 Rates exploded from 1970 to a peak of prime at 21% by 1982. Gold and silver raced to the moon while inflation hit 15% and unemployment hit 10%

PMs crashed in 1980, doing dark for nearly 30 years. The DOW exploded from 1980 onward. Rates began a 35 year decline with a bond bull market not seen in historical records.

Wretched excesses blasted the landscape by 1991 with sub prime junk inundating banks, destroying 1000 of them while cratering property prices by 50-75% The DOW got hammered.

Greenspan came to the rescue with his version of QE and lower rates. The economy rebounded and all indices, stocks, bonds, business, real estate and pretty much every asset class got a monetary high colonic that purged the problems that peaked in 1994 GIngrich and Clinton collaborated to goose the economy with the Contract with America that resulted in the Greenspan irrational exuberance talk that did nothing but goose the market higher.

The tech wreck smashed $6 trillion of wealth so POTUS and Fed head printed more guns and butter funny money begatting the novo-subprime era which came to a head in 2006 and the final crash in 2008 that nearly ended the financial world as we knew it

QE never stopped and here we are again, at political loggerheads


Apr 15, 2019 - 4:58pm

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The new game, one toolset ....

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