..and when the sun rises again tomorrow, we'll see how far we've come ...

..and when the sun rises again tomorrow, we'll see how far we've come ...

... just to remind myself why I'm doing this ...

Depending on our personalities, the world can be a crowded place or a very lonely one. For those who seek comfort in numbers, there is no shortage of hangers on, but for those who avoid that circus, keeping thier own counsel can leave them feeling quite alone and disengaged from the mad place we call home. Life is a trade off and most of us choose how we live it.

For me, I'd rather work things out as best I can, using my own thoughts and feelings to sort things out. Following the crowd has never been a temptation to me, but that has its price, one that I'm totally comfortable with every day I get to stand up and be the person I aspire to be. When I sometimes lose track of who that is, I come here to remember, to reconnect and to resume my quest.

These posts are a reflection of some of what matters to me and it's a privilege to have the opportunity to collect these thoughts as they form in my head, as they prepare the way for my life, as it evolves from one day to the next. They re-inspire me when things seem to be floating about, with no particular aim or purpose, and it does happen from time to time.

So, today I had these thoughts that I think are worth writing down for the future me to look back on when I need to ...

Monday, April 6, 2009

A phoney (contrived) recovery from a phoney (contrived) recession - Shazam!

It was just a matter of time before those with the most to lose, or gain, depending on which issue you're looking at, started the phoney (contrived) rebuild of the phoney (contrived)destruction of the "economy". The "destruction" was necessary to return things to their real value and that eliminated all of the imaginary gains promulgated during the last series of bull cycles. During this time of "low" (realistic) valuation, those with the inside track and hidden resources were ready to pounce and snatch up the choicest "victims" of the phoney (contrived) recession and prepare for the eventual return of the very same philosophies and treacherous behaviour that supposedly brought the "economy" to its knees. In fact, the perpetrators were simply playing around with the strings on the plugs and threatening to pull them if things didn't go the way they had planned all along. Of course governments knew all this but played along anyway, knowing that obscene amounts of taxpayers' money was easy to direct into any version of "economy-saving" plan with little backlash from a very scared and worried public who were convinced that this was all necessary pain just to keep their lively-hoods from 'disappearing'. Truly the biggest-ever con has been perpetrated on the taxpayers of so many powerhouse countries with their unreserved approval. Shazam!!!

There really hasn't been enough down time to drive the motivation for any significant change in the market and financial system, and that's a very important detail. As we now get some "indications of a recovery" slowly fed to us, especially after all the wailing of how long this is going to hurt us, the very real fears that were created by the phoney (contrived) collapse are already beginning to dissipate because they're ripe for it, and hence any motivation to make significant changes that would help to reduce the opportunity to relaunch such crisis in the future is fast fading into oblivion. Of course, that's essential for those that will perpetrate this cycle again some time in the future. But, for now and the immediate future it will once again be "business as usual" - no question about it. The victims may change but the victimization won't, and that's also a forgone conclusion. There's a big part for globalization to play in this incredible fraud. Just think how many ordinary people will have to start from scratch, and who has defrauded them of their imaginary wealth.

Just wait! It looks like the government, and that's us, remember, could end up taking over the biggest "losers" while they're in the shape they are, even after all that taxpayer money was poured "through" them into the pockets of the embezzlers. Then, more and more of the same taxpayers' money will be used to restore an industry that doesn't deserve to survive as it exists now, to an operating entity using the same strategies as before and when the industry's got some 'legs', the private sector, the real criminals, will take it back for a song from the rest of the real criminals in government who will plead for them to do so, because they're more suited to running the business. Shazam-bam!!! can you feel the burn? And of course the flood of tax-credits to "guarantee" all those jobs will make you think all this financial 'waterboarding' is just a new sport.

As the lustre of his halo slowly fades and the thing turns to flakey rust, Obama's complicity in this unfathomable fraud will become evident and the hope he inspired will turn to despair and hatred but the damage will be irreversible, opening the gates for a new saviour of the day to once more lead the sheep to certain slaughter at the hands of the financial elite who are always in charge, no matter what else we might want to believe. And you can take that to the bank! Shazam-bam-slam-dunk!!!

The phoney (contrived) recession is over now that the goodies have been put in the right pockets and none too soon too. It was getting too close to somebody on our side getting the picture of what was really going on and taking a stab at changing the very system that is designed to work to this purpose. That would have been a real disaster for the crooks at the top, wouldn't it. Better to rush the phoney (contrived) recovery than lose the advantage for the next slaughter. If you think this is all bunk, just count up all the golden handshakes and bonuses being thrown around like so much party confetti at a gala to which we were deliberately not invited, even though we'll be forced to do the cleanup and get handed the bill for the privilege. Isn't our corrupted version of capitalism wonderful?

1 comment:

  1. Next round is under way... the oil supply and pricing debacle is the weapon of choice this time. Who is going to save us this time, and at what cost? I suspect the spectre of inflation/ deflation will make its way to the top of the pile after this round is history. Shall we wait and see?


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