If you don’t become an actor, you’ll never be a factor
Pills with million side effects, take em when the pain’s felt
Wash them down with diet soda, killing off your brain cells
Crooked banks around the world, would gladly give a loan today
So if you ever miss a payment, they can take your home away
It’s so loud inside my head with words that I should have said
As I drown in my regrets I can’t take back the words I never said
I think that all the silence is worse than all the violence
Fear is such a weak emotion that’s why I despise it
We scared of almost everything, afraid to even tell the truth
So scared of what you think of me, I’m scared of even telling you
Sometimes I’m like the only person I feel safe to tell it to
I’m locked inside a cell in me, I know there’s a jail in you
Consider this your bailing out, so take a breath inhale a few
My screams are finally getting free, my thoughts are finally yelling through
– Lupe Fiasco, “Words I Never Said” (see music video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22l1sf5JZD0)
All this was inspired by the principle–which is quite true within itself–that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
– Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf
As I have mentioned several times before, CNBC is on in my apartment for about thirty minutes in the morning as I get prepared for the day ahead. Even these thirty minutes have become essentially too intellectually painful to watch. The channel is a total joke. Nevertheless, it has become a good place to look for the latest “memes” being rolled out by the Wall Street Bankster/Washington D.C. Criminal “elite” class. In case you haven’t noticed, the latest one is the “It’s Transitory” meme. This was first launched in earnest by the Bernank whenever he refers to inflation. Basically in his world of smoke and mirror parlor tricks any of the undesirable effects of QE such as the destruction of fiat money and the resultant surge in commodity prices are “transitory” yet any of the positive effects, like the three McDonalds jobs that have been created are signs of the economy gaining momentum. The whole thing is actually quite brilliant. We must give credit to the slimy sorcerers where it is due. This so called “elite” class of people have achieved their positions by attaining an absolute mastery of the practice of lying. They are expert illusionists.
Think about it for a second. Anything negative can be called “transitory.” Commodity prices are rising, I am nervous. Don’t worry, it’s transitory. Wait a minute, now the economic statistics are rolling over? Transitory! But Bernank, I don’t have a job and just joined the ranks of record food stamp participation (it is now 44 million people). Quiet sheep, let the adults deal with it. Besides, it’s…well you get it.
So the brilliance of it all is that no matter how bad things get, some talking head can come out there and tell you it’s temporary. The term “soft patch” is just a another way of saying it. Not only is it a way to give a downtrodden people hope while they are being robbed, but it also allows for additional time for the Central Bankers to put the final nail in your coffin. All Americans have to do to look at our future is pay attention to what is being done to Greece and Ireland. Greece of course is furthest along the path to becoming a slave colony of the European banks and their puppets at the ECB. They are being told to sell off assets in order to protect the bond values of insolvent banks. This is simply a leveraged buyout of Greece by those that control the distribution channel of money. When EVERYONE is broke, the player that comes out on top is the one that can create the money versus the one that cannot.
I thought it was perfectly fitting for that weasel Jean Claude Trichet to talk about how the ECB should take over the sovereignty of its member states (see article here http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303745304576360961826796994.html) while accepting the Charlemagne Prize for European unity. After all, who was Charlemagne.
From Wikipedia: Charlemagne ( /ˈʃɑrlɨmeɪn/; French pronunciation: [ʃaʁ.lə.maɲ]; Latin: Carolus Magnus or Karolus Magnus, meaning Charles the Great; possibly 742 – 28 January 814) was King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans (Imperator Romanorum) from 800 to his death in 814. He expanded the Frankish kingdom into an empire that incorporated much of Western and Central Europe. During his reign, he conquered Italy and was crowned Imperator Augustus by Pope Leo III on 25 December 800. This temporarily made him a rival of the Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople.
The point is not whether you believe Charlemagne was good for Europe or not. The point is THIS is what the ECB is trying to do. No longer can people run around with robes and crowns on their heads in order to run an empire and exert dominion over the peasant masses. Even the most brain dead sheep out there will see through this. That said, human nature has not changed in the last 5,000 years and the desire to build empires and dominate people has not gone away. The methods employed just need to be masked in the meme of “unity or economic stability” and executed within a backdrop of total fear and confusion. This is how Europe is being conquered at the moment. America is next in line trust me. That is the plan. It is coming and the next crisis will be used to “make it happen.” All of us must, while we retain some degree of freedom unite to prevent this bondage from enveloping us. If we fail, we will have to live with the sad truth that we sold our children and grandchildren into slavery because we were too scared and brainwashed to act.
Goodbye Boomers, You Have Done Enough Damage
The biggest silver lining to all of this is that the boomers are going to have to go away at some point soon (l have total love and respect my parents but the clinging to power to save a cushy retirement being exhibited by this generation as a whole and their idiotic economic theories is destroying the future of this planet). There is no stopping this and in its wake will be my generation and we have very different ideas of how to do things. This is the single biggest thing that people don’t understand. The “status quo” at the moment consists of the zeitgeist of the baby boomer generation and those of my generation that have bought into their failed ideology. The “status quo” will be swept out to sea and something entirely new must and will arise. Not only will college grads be living at home but so will the grandparents. We will default on all the obligations they made to themselves the minute my generation has a chance to. Whether or not you agree with it, it is what will happen (either via reform or more likely printing the currency into oblivion). Many “star” fund managers today will be completely unknown in ten years or maybe even five. People will ask: What happened to so and so? I can tell you the answer to that right now. They didn’t see the tide changing and were swept out to sea. Legacy is a stupid thing to chase. Just ask Buffett how it worked out for him in a few years.
On a personal note, one of my closest friends from NYC is coming out here this weekend and we are going to see Dispatch at the Red Rocks tomorrow. I have never seen a show there and am extremely excited about it. This is what the venue looks like http://www.redrocksonline.com/. Check out some of the photos. Also, if you haven’t already watched the Lupe Fiasco video at the top please go and do so now. He is a very well respected player in the hip hop world and as you can see he is questioning everything I am and many of you are. THE key to us uniting is the understanding that YOU are not alone. Let’s create a new and better world.
Peace and wisdom,