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When the U.S. supplanted Christian values with diametrically Anti-Christian values, collapse became inevitable. However, no country will be spared what comes next.
The handiwork wrought by six years of Extend and Pretend is ready to be "revealed". While it may seem that absolutely nothing has changed for six years, under the surface everything changed. Just as our food supply was unceremoniously swapped out for Frankenfood without any notification.
Never forget the price of Freedom Incorporated: $Everything:
Never forget that while troops were overseas post-9/11, Wall Street & Co. used Shock Doctrine and fake patriotism to liquidate the economy, with Faux News playing in the background. It doesn't get more cynical than this.
"Between 2000 and 2012, 17 factories per day were closed"
Corporate profits baselined to GDP:
Employment Versus Profits: Employment today is still well below the worst part of the prior recession:
Manufacturing Jobs w/Wages (%GDP)
Median net worth:
How to profit from selling off the middle class at 0% for six years:
Bernankenstein's new Wall Street employer:
"The Fed’s policies are doing two things that I am very gravely concerned about. Number one is we have all learned over the years that if you reduce the cost of capital you increase your use of fixed assets and you take out jobs. Corporate America seeing an ever increasing cost for its employee base and extraordinary low interest rates is taking every step they can possibly take to reduce employment, to build factories abroad and domestically to substitute technology and automated processes for people. So one of the very sad negative characteristics of the Fed’s policies is it’s leading to job destruction.”
In other words, the economic collapse is de facto, the last stage financial collapse will bring the revelation that Globalization is a consumption-oriented liability without a corresponding asset. It's inherently insolvent. Casino speculators will all realize at the exact same time that their chips are worthless and there's no one left to buy. The moment when the Dow heads for zero, because forward revenues are predicated upon continuing "demand" aka. a Middle Class, that no longer exists.
Those who have a month of liquid savings (including retirement funds), per the deflation guide, are twice as well off as the average family. Those who have six months, are an order of magnitude better off. The hiker doesn't have to outrun the bear, (s)he has to outrun the other hikers. Conservation and self-reliance being critical to long-term survival.
What the Oligarchs and their bukkake whores fear the most:
An end to their bilateral exploitation scheme aka. the fundamentally insolvent corporate middle-man pseudo-economy:
It took six years of grave-digging masquerading as "recovery" to bring about the final transformation of the corporate pseudo-economy into an insolvent casino, where Etrader Boy-Men trade worthless pieces of paper back and forth in a zero sum game. A market at all time highs, sans economy. There can be no more brutal way for this to all end.
T-Bonds and stocks are both celebrating the deflating economy. Only bond prices are priced "right".
The Dow's Broadening Top (black) with Treasury bond yields (red): Stocks are a Fed-driven illusion wholly decoupled from the economy
By the time the lamestream realizes what they did, it will be game fucking over. Buried beneath their own temple of greed. We can't save them from themselves.