I think it is pretty obvious what is about to occur in this country. The unconscious American public is about to embark on massive changes to their social structure and welfare. We have basically fallen into the prescribed “sides” of the issues they want us divided into and have swallowed the bait and the hook is set.
Us “lefties” and you “righties” (or vice versa, whichever side you think we belong will suffice, for in reality it all means nothing) will go to the polls next Tuesday and we will vote for the lesser of two evils (AGAIN). The Republicans have hijacked the Tea Party making it nothing more than the Corporate Republican scalawags and you people have totally dumped the ideology that made you attractive to real patriots who are trying to change the system. How you could allow it is beyond me, but you did it. You let those fools co-opt you into becoming the same old Corporately fed, Zionist fawning, Imperial backing Republican Party that Dr Paul speaks AGAINST (but sadly won’t leave, making him moot, as well).
Then we have that other side of “Socialists” (yeah, right) that back a Kenyan infiltrator (lol) who is nothing but an extension of the last asshole that held that position. You forgot all your bitches about illegal wars, about torture, about loss of liberty and have swallowed the Dem Party storyline of “at least we aren’t Bush” (even tho nothing of any substance has changed).
You people keep us in the never-ending ping-pong game of lesser evils, all-the-while never figuring out that evil is evil. Period. I live amongst the most gullible lot of nincompoops, if this is the best you can do.
As for me, if and when I go into any voting booth, I will write in…
NONE OF THE ABOVE
…if confronted with an R or D choice.
Of course, the sycophants from the left will say, “But that is a vote for the Republicans” and the righty sycophants will say, “You are voting for a Democrat.” But that is what ignorant sycophants do. They conveniently forget how we got to where we are and that these fools they follow and idolize are simply two sides of the same tainted coin.
I haven’t forgotten:
I remember it vividly, whereas the sycophantic rightys can’t seem to muster two brain cells together to recall the 8 years previous to the latest disaster POTUS administration. For God’s sakes, you are flirting with that idiot, Newt. WTF? Have you no shame?
I am not endorsing the D’s by putting up that video. Like I said, I’ll not vote for either, ever again.
You see, I haven’t forgotten the lies the D’s told us all to get control of Congress and the POTUS-ship. I haven’t forgotten all the outrage of the wars from “the left” which mysteriously disappeared after electing your favorite PARTY CLOWNs. I haven’t forgotten how angry you were with illegal wars, but how quickly you embraced them when the Savior was elected. I haven’t forgotten your idols that bitched and moaned about our military forays in the ME, just to have them rally for the sanity of MORE war and murder.
You see, we are too far gone. There really is nothing more that someone like me can do to spread any sanity… to try to educate you as to what the hell you are getting US in to.
But I do want to make a prediction. I will predict that by your playing their games by their rules, you will give the Republicans a massive victory next week. Enough to change the majority makeup of the House. Not by much, but enough. Enough for what, you ask?
Enough for them to claim they have a mandate from the people of America.
This mandate will entail savage austerity, according to Zerohedge:
In the US, the intensity of the Austerity-For-Workers program will depend partially on the size of Republican gains in the November 2 mid-term elections. More seats going Republican—particularly the loss of the House—means more momentum for attacking working families’ social safety net.
What does this mean to poor rednecks, like myself? It means that IF you think you will get any Unemployment benefit extensions, forget it. Those 99%ers you have read about are about to become 24%ers or a bit more. How about that pension you acquired via hard work? How would you feel if the Gubment took it and reallocated it in Gubment (worthless) Bonds and “promised” you that you will get your money, but on their timeline? What if this austerity includes remaking the Social Security System, radically cutting benefits that are already far underfunded for normal life in America? What if that Medicare that you count on to keep you alive is stripped down to nothing? What if this austerity causes even more job losses in America and that we will NEVER recover the ones already lost?
We are about to embark upon the hardest times of your life (unless you are the mega-wealthy). Our elected officials are about to strip us of social programs that we count on and we will be left to fend for ourselves or die.
Charlie McGrath has one of the best run-downs of what is about to happen that I have seen. Well worth the watch, if you haven’t seen it yet:
Simultaneously, we are about to see inflation jump like never before. It is already happening, as I write this, but the real storm is a month or so away. As one example, College Tuition is going up again. But everything else will, as well. Especially food.
Corn is up 45 percent the last three months. We haven’t seen cotton prices this high since after the Civil War. Soybeans are up. Oil is up. Metals are up. So are coffee and cocoa.In this era of massive liquidity, everything is up, except for food prices—specifically processed food (made from many of the same commodities and other ingredients whose prices have risen).
According to the USDA, that is going to change. In its most recent CPI report for food, the USDA reported that prices are expected to rise in 2011.
For all food, prices are expected to rise two to three percent, which is double the levels of 2010. Meat prices are expected to rise up to 3.5 percent, and dairy 5.5 percent.
And it is a global phenomena (h/t Guardian UK):
Another warning is that crime is on the rise in America and will continue to do so as people get hungry. The Economic Collapse Blog has a list of 12 Statistics That Make You Wonder What Is Happening In America
#1 The murder rate in New York City has increased more than 15 percent in 2010, and the number of rapes has shot up from 943 in 2009 to 1075 so far this year.
#2 In the city of Detroit, crime has gotten so bad and the citizens are so frustrated by the lack of police assistance that they have resorted to forming their own organizations to fight back. One group, known as “Detroit 300″, was formed after a 90-year-old woman on Detroit’s northwest side was brutally raped in August.
#3 Crime in Miami Beach was up almost 11 percent during the first half of 2010.
#4 The murder rate in Tempe, Arizona is now the highest it has been in 10 years.
#5 Shoplifting is completely and totally out of control. According to the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention, every single day Americans steal more than $35 million worth of goods from retail stores.
#6 Today, there are approximately 400,00 registered sex offenders in the United States.
#7 U.S. authorities claim that there are now over 1 million members of criminal gangs operating inside the United States. According to federal statistics, these 1 million gang members are responsible for up to 80% of the violent crimes committed in the U.S. each year.
#8 The median age of the victims of imprisoned sex offenders in the United States is 13 years old.
#9 The crime rate in the San Diego school system is escalating out of control. The following is what San Diego School Police Chief Don Braun recently told the press about the current situation….
“Violent crime in schools has risen 31 percent. Property crime has risen 12 percent. Weapons violations (have gone up) almost 8 percent.”
#1053 percent of all investigated burglaries in the states of California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and Texas are perpetrated by illegal aliens.
#11 Law enforcement officials estimate that about 600,000 Americans and 65,000 Canadians are trading dirty child pictures online. They also say that the total profit from creating and trading these images is approximately two to three billion dollars every year.
#12 Each year, one out of every five people in the U.S. is victimized by crime. No other nation on the planet has a rate that is higher.
I also read from my home town weekly paper that a very small town in my home county has a Chief of police who is apologizing to residents over the weekly road blocks that they set up in town every Sunday (now becoming renowned for it). As I read thru the list of “arrests” it couldn’t be more clear what they are going after… weed smokers. The vast majority of the arrests were drug related and the biggest proportion, by far, was for marijuana. The fine for less than 1 ounce (1st offense in MS) is about $1,000. After everything is said, done and paid for, it might cost a person $1800 to handle it in court. Fine and dandy, except for the fact that it costs the country $2800 per case.
Not only are these people arresting young folks (ruining their lives) over a weed, they are losing money EVERY time they do it. And the tax payer yawns and scratches his hinder parts and turns on American Idol while sipping his illegal beer in that dry county.
Of course, nothing new on all the break ins and thefts. But never mind that. We stopped those hippies from smoking a little weed.
Look. I know I am experiencing my own hardships (no job, no prospect for a job), but I can’t bury my head. No matter how hard it gets, I believe I will be able to take care of my family utilizing my network I have been setting up for a couple of years (you know who you are). I am not totally prepared, but I have most of what we need to survive. So, I am not just some crazy person freaked out over my own circumstances. This shit is real, people. It is happening right before our eyes and we better be ready for it when it comes… for IT IS COMING.
Let me share with you this list of 30 Reasons Why People Should Be Getting Really Nervous About The State of The U.S. Economy (again from the Economic Collapse blog):
#1 Corporate insiders are selling off stock at a blinding pace and are looking for the exits. Alan Newman, the editor of the Crosscurrents newsletter, examined a number of the top performing stocks in the market including Google, Apple and Target and found that the ratio of corporate insider stock sold to corporate insider stock purchased over the last six months for those companies was 3,177 to 1. At the group of firms that Newman looked at, corporate insiders had purchased 38,000 shares of stock over the last six months and yet had sold off over 120 million shares.
#2 Analysts at both Bank of America and Goldman Sachs both believe that the U.S. Federal Reserve is going to initiate a new round of quantitative easing in November. It does not take a genius to figure out that this is very likely to push up inflation and have very serious consequences for the U.S. dollar.
#3 Economists at Goldman Sachs are projecting that the Fed will have to purchase at least $4 trillion in assets during this next round of quantitative easing to get the U.S. economy moving in a positive direction once again.
#4 In the United States today, there are 5,057 janitors with Ph.D.’s, other doctorates, or professional degrees.
#5 Investors have very little faith in the U.S. dollar (and in paper currencies in general) at this point. Precious metals are soaring to obscene heights. The price of gold has increased more than 20 percent in 2010. The price of silver has skyrocketed about 40 percent this year. These are not signs that indicate that the U.S. financial system is stable.
#6 Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC on Monday that the U.S. dollar is in danger of becoming “toxic waste”.
#7 In the United States today, 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees.
#8 U.S. lending institutions repossessed an all-time record total of 102,134 homes in the month of September. That was the first time that home repossessions in the U.S. had ever exceeded the 100,000 mark during a single month.
#9 According to a Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price report that was released on Tuesday, single family home prices in the United States declined for a second straight month in August.
#10 In the United States today, over 18,000 parking lot attendants have college degrees.
#11 During the months of August and September, the state of Nevada had an unemployment rate of 14.4 percent, which was the highest in the history of the state. Not that the rest of the country is doing any better. The state of California has become a complete and total economic disaster zone, and the city of Detroit, Michigan is literally dying.
#12 The “official” unemployment rate in the United States has been at nine and a half percent or above for 14 consecutive months.
#13 The number of people unemployed in the state of California is approximately equivalent to the populations of Nevada, New Hampshire and Vermont combined.
#14 According to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, there are approximately 3 million more vacant housing units than usual in the United States.
#15 China has reduced the export quota on rare earth elements for the second half of 2010 by 72%, thus strengthening their position in the world economy even more. Rare earth elements are absolutely crucial to the manufacture of a vast array of high technology products, and now even more of them will have to be made in China.
#17 Wheat, corn and other staples are absolutely soaring in price on world markets. These higher food prices are going to hit U.S. consumers hard.
#18 In 2007, 3 U.S. banks failed. In 2008, 25 U.S. banks failed. In 2009, 140 U.S. banks failed. Last Friday, it was announced that 139 U.S. banks have failed so far this year and it is not even the end of October yet.
#19 Total student loan debt in the United States is climbing at a rate of approximately $2,853.88 per second.
#20 Back in 1980, the United States imported approximately 37 percent of the oil that we use. Now we import nearly 60 percent of the oil that we use.
#21 According to an analysis by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, the health care reform legislation that Congress didn’t read but passed into law anyway will generate $409.2 billion in additional taxes on the American people by the year 2019.
#22 Median household income in the U.S. declined from $51,726 in 2008 to $50,221 in 2009. That was the second yearly decline in a row.
#23 One out of every six Americans is now enrolled in a government anti-poverty program, and yet the number of Americans signing up for food stamps and other social programs just continues to set new all-time records month after month after month.
#24 The number of Americans working part-time jobs “for economic reasons” is now the highest it has been in at least five decades.
#25 American 15-year-olds do not even rank in the top half of all advanced nations when it comes to math or science literacy.
#26 According to a recent poll conducted by CNBC, 92 percent of Americans believe that the performance of the U.S. economy is either “fair” or “poor”.
#27 After analyzing Congressional Budget Office data, Boston University economics professor Laurence J. Kotlikoff came to the conclusion that the U.S. government is now facing a “fiscal gap” of $202 trillion dollars.
#28 A trillion $10 bills, if they were taped end to end, would wrap around the earth more than 380 times. That amount of money would still not be enough to pay off the U.S. national debt.
#29 According to the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. national debt is rapidly closing in on 14 trillion dollars and and will climb to an estimated $19.6 trillion by 2015.
#30 At our current pace, the Congressional Budget Office is projecting that U.S. government public debt will hit 716 percent of GDP by the year 2080.
You want to know what doesn’t stop? Military Spending and the expansion of the Empire. We got all the money in the world for murder and mayhem.