The globalized economy is a colossal Ponzi Scheme in which the vast majority survive on the bread crumbs falling off the table. The possibility of 7 billion people achieving a consumption-oriented lifestyle is zero, so the World Bank conveniently set the poverty line at $1.25/day to legalize global slavery. As long as someone else's children are doing the suffering, it's "all good". Post-2008, this illusion was extended merely by plundering all future generations.
This is what a generation of Fauxtards sold their souls and their grandchildren for...I hope it was "worth" it. But we already know it wasn't. As of August, the inflation-adjusted Dow was 3.7% higher than in 2000 and all it cost was: A doubling in national debt ($100k per household) The lowest employment ratio in 30 years $4 trillion in printed money aka. food and energy inflation
A HALO Crash is a collapse from all time highs. It's never happened before, because until now, the pre-conditions necessary for a HALO crash never existed before i.e. an entire society with its head permanently installed in its own ass, while everything falls apart in real-time:
On the eighth day, Man Created God In His Own Image
Because man wanted his own set of rules
Man was above God's arbitrary rules of reality and nature. And con men realized early on that people, above all, crave certainty and anyone who can provide that certainty, regardless of how specious, in return obtains power. Therefore all manner of cults and religions sprung forth premised upon every ludicrous idea imaginable, in the historical land grab for followers, that has continued to this day.
Fast forward a few thousand years and mankind's escape from reality is hitting a brick wall. We are told that the "world has always been a messy place". Well, that may well be true, but we know for certain that the world has never in its history experienced 16,300 nuclear weapons alongside global anarchy. Something should only be saved, if it's worth saving and is not otherwise prone to desecration...
"This is a gov’t by the people, for the people and of the people which right now equates to immoral and unethical acts. That’s why terrorists and 3rd world nations hate us, because our tax dollars go to more unrest than rest. So we deserve the retribution from people who do not have the same ability for education, work and way of life,”
[Rant by the guy who just set O'Hare airport on fire]
Mainlining Fed heroin while everything falls to shit in real-time, is economic euthanasia:
Ever wonder why banking systems and Etrading systems are online, but voting systems are still in the Stone Age? Is it because aging Fauxtards value their vote more than their money? Of course not, they value money above life itself.
It's because when the vote goes online it will bring young people into democracy. Technology will level the playing field between young people and Fauxtards who have all day to make it to the voting booth.
As it is now, the entire issue of "electoral fraud" is merely code word for protecting the hegemony of geriatrics at the ballot box. It's their number one fear.
When voting systems go online, the RomneyBots and the people who vote for them will be obliterated. In the meantime, true democracy will be a fictional delusion.
Kill one person, it's murder Kill a few more, it's mass murder
Kill a few dozen, it's a "terrorist incident". This is the "grey area". It may become a CNN special presentation or it may just be quickly forgotten, depends entirely upon who is affected. If it's in Africa, it won't be more than a footnote.
Kill hundreds or thousands, it's "legitimate war" - women and children become mere statistics. Holy men pray for victory. Medals and speeches all around. Movie rights. And best of all, the victor writes the history.
The bottom line is that you only get away with murder, if you kill enough people. We're a very efficient species.
Forty million children died globally, four million U.S. full time jobs were outsourced, Euro Area youth unemployment grew 60%, and the global Ponzi scheme grew 40%, all while trolls were seeking advice on the next Chinese internet stock. That's the back history.
I'm not wrong. I'm just not part of the illusion. Anymore.
"We'll always be wealthy, they'll always be poor. That's life."
The wake up call and ensuing five year interval was a gift. One last chance to acknowledge the inherent immorality and unsustainability of Ponzi Capitalism. The new Sodom and Gomorrah took full advantage of the time, by tightening the noose around their necks...
The only thing dumber than printing money to buy stocks, is borrowing money to buy stocks.
A mere five years after the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, and investors are more highly leveraged than they've ever been in human history. This is what happens when Central Banks bailout the greediest people on the planet - they become even more greedy.
Moral Hazard Visualized: Net Leverage: All time high as of the end of August
The Federal Reserve shafted taxpayers with the bailout and then shafted them again with 0% interest rates
Despite an artificially levitated stock market at all time highs, most small investors wisely left the casino a long time ago. Two gut wrenching 55% declines in the span of five years convinced people - rightly so, that the stock market is rigged in favour of Wall Street and corporate insiders.
Unfortunately, one of the main outcomes of 2008 was 0% interest rates for savers, putting shellacked small retirement investors further behind the eight ball...
[To paraphrase] Amanpour: "It seems like things are getting worse" Gates: "I know, if you read the news, things ARE getting worse, but poor countries now make $.25 per day more than they did a few decades ago, so that proves things are getting better..."
The Arrogance is flowing like a river. We are immersed in it. It defines every policy.
"We're different. We're better. They can eat our left-overs for the next forever."
This decayed society can't see that moral collapse is complete
The seed corn is now being eaten - the final stage of economic collapse.
The various "policy choices" made by today's thought dealers, under the auspice of specious academic theories, tell an unambiguous story of moral collapse and all-out desperation. We're waiting for something that already happened...
The Chamber of Commerce is outraged at the new rules limiting corporate tax inversions. Basically, having plundered the U.S. economy of jobs, now these "non-citizen" multinational corporations want to change their headquarters so they can disgorge their cash hoards to offshore bank accounts at the lowest possible tax rate. Of course, if the RomneyBots were not paying a mere 14% tax on their millions, then the corporate tax rate could come down. The Bush personal tax cut for the ultra-wealthy came at the "expense" of a lower corporate tax rate. That said, as we see below, after tax corporate profits are soaring well above GDP growth, so this entire argument is specious.
The Truth is Always Hiding Up the Ass of the Idiocracy:
After Tax Profits versus GDP: Only a total fucking psychopath would argue that the corporate tax rate is too high. And look at what happened to profits when GWB was elected and after 9/11. Profits had been tracking GDP for decades, and then...
Shock Doctrine Visualized:
Buying in one locale and selling in another, is arbitrage and it always converges prices aka. wages.
Multinational corporations should be encouraged to "leave" and then never allowed to sell back into the U.S. again. That's where this is all heading anyway whether the psychopaths realize it or not. This has all been an "interesting" experiment in "Fuck you Jack, I'm Ok" Ponzinomics.
The main Dumbfuckistan gripe against Obama is that he is not "Pro-Israel". Sure whatever. What is he then, pro-Islam? He only bombs Muslim countries, because they refuse to adopt the collapsing American Way.
Sept. 22nd, 2014: Ron Paul: On Serial Blunders and the U.S. Training ISIS "In July, a full brigade of 1,000 fighters from a US-backed rebel group joined ISIS! Of course they took their US-provided weapons and training with them, some of which will certainly be used against the rapidly increasing US military personnel in the region." "Remember, they come over here because we are over there. So let’s not be over there any longer."
The purpose of continuous warfare and spectacle is to focus the citizenry on what is going on outside of the country, while the looting continues on the inside.
History's largest boatload of dumbfucks are straining towards self-obliteration.
There's nothing we can do to help, so don't even ask
Faux News: Creating the illusion of a permanent Idiocracy
You may well be a rational human being. Perhaps even capable of caring about someone and something other than yourself for more than :15 minutes. Perhaps you care about your children's future. Well, unfortunately you are statistically alone.
Therefore, you look around and see that you now live on a planet overrun with self-absorbed consumption drones, and you despair. Years and decades of bad decisions have now accumulated, and you, the lonely human, living in a sea of mindless zombies, begins to fear that this could go on forever.
Denialism is self-nominated extinction: highly democratic Therein lies the upside. Because by silencing all of the critics, by shouting down all reason and logic, by flooding the airwaves with hyperbolic bullshit, the denialists have thereby made a one-way bet on the impossible. There is no logic or reason to impede them now. They have free rein. And only because they now feel invincible and are therefore willing to take their simplistic asinine ideas all the way to level "11", is this clusterfuck guaranteed to end as violently and unexpectedly as possible.
Rest easy knowing that we are taking the fastest possible route to collapse, leading to eventual sustainability. A circus of buffoons is working overtime to bring this globalized clusterfuck to its most unforeseen and cataclysmic ending. Repeating dumbfucked ideas until they implode, is what they do. We could only get in the way.
This will all resolve extremely suddenly and violently. The billionaires and boy-men know nothing about history or reality: Never leave a heavily armed human call option with nothing left to lose, and:
The largest billionaire wealth increase was recorded in Asia, with the region's billionaires' fortunes growing by 18.7 per cent over the past year. Asia alone was responsible for 30 per cent of the net increase in global billionaire wealth in 2014. Out of the 52 new billionaires in Asia, 33 were from China.
"the majority of American households would be in jeopardy after an unexpected expense of only $400" "The Fed chairwoman cited the Fed’s 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances, published earlier this month, which showed that the bottom half of families by income held only 8% of all financial assets." Page 40:
“The Fed’s mission is to promote a healthy economy and strong financial system, and that is why we have promoted and will continue to promote asset building,”