This year’s film, Election Showdown of 2016, was meant to have the same kind of end-of-life-as-we-know-it tension – resolving itself, of course, in a stirring triumph for the American Way.
We closed our eyes. We tried to imagine it. But we couldn’t picture Jesus Christ in the voting booth. Would he really hold his nose? For whom would he cast his ballot? And why would he cast a ballot at all, if he had to hold his nose to do it?
The Supreme Court backed the feds. Supreme Court Justice James Wilson declared western Pennsylvania “in a state of rebellion,” authorizing the use of force to put down the insurgents.
Dear Mr. Trump,
First, we would like to apologize for all the insightful and well-informed things we have written about you. But please keep in mind the context in which those remarks were made. Honestly, we think you’re tremendous. Tremendous. We love you. You are an imbecile, it’s true. But at least you are not a conniving, power-grasping, finger-pointing harpy.
We are witnessing the meltdown of the Republican Party, caused by the intense heat of its own contradictions. The old conservatives considered government a “necessary evil.” But like heroin or Facebook, they knew it reaches the point of declining marginal utility fast. That is the message that won Ronald Reagan the White House in 1980 and again in 1984: Less is more.
Men are locking up their wives and daughters. Lines are forming at gas stations… The convenience store down the road is being cleaned out.
Even the banks are running out of cash.
Another crisis is coming. We can be sure of it. Because the problem behind the crisis of 2008 – fake money, fake interest rates, fake economy – was not corrected. We didn’t fully understand money at the time. And a lot has happened since. But we were right about one thing: the role of debt.
Thomas Jefferson… Benjamin Franklin… George Washington – would any of them recognize in the United States of America any trace of the country they tried to establish? Better put away the guns and lock the ammunition before comparing Trump or Clinton to the Founding Fathers; you are just inviting serious depression.
Largest Theft in History. As expected, Ms. Yellen smiled this week, announcing no change to the Fed’s extraordinary policies. For the last eight years, she has been aiding and abetting the largest theft in history.
Central banks – in the current system – can create unlimited amounts of fake money. They can use this money to buy real financial assets.
Theoretically, they could buy all the world’s stocks and bonds. And theoretically, they can leave the feds with almost complete ownership of the planet’s capital.