This quote has been on my mind quite a bit as I watch the various factions of the Powers That Be scurry around to attempt and save the current fractional reserve banking/fiat currency/debt slavery system that is crumbling around them, much like the temple crashing down about Sampson.
"After us, the deluge. I care not what happens when I am dead and gone." - Madame Pompadour, quoted while France was on the verge of economic collapse.
Officialdom, the elites, whatever label you want to put on them seems mono-focused on shoring up a decayed system and to hell with any alternatives. The eerie lack of in-depth discussion over consequences of this bailout and zero discussion over trying out alternative socio-economic system seems to indicate they are gambling it all on one final throw of the dice and if their policies loot the treasury of the Republic and leave the country barren of working capital for generations to come -so be it, they'll be flying their ass to Monaco and living off the interest from their Cayman Islands bank account.
Nothing I can do about it, just an observation. I remarked some time ago that either the U.S. has been cursed with the dumbest generation of political and financial elites ever unleashed on the planet, or they all know that a huge asteroid is coming our way and are encouraging us all to party it up before the inevitable. Sadly, I think the answer is that they are incompetent, disconnected and vile.
Cold Turkey for Thanksgiving
Something to ponder. Forty million Americans currently take sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medications, anti-psychotics, etc., but as this crisis grinds on and more and more white collar jobs are lost, what happens to these junkies?
Lose your job, lose your insurance, lose your junk, what then? Coming down off of these high-powered meds is ugly - and they may not get the advice needed on getting clean. Think about what kinds of decisions these people will be making...
Just be alert. Have your ready kit reviewed, have your head together.