Friday, April 2, 2010

The Best Way to Rob a Country...

Sorry for the lack of posts. Very busy.

Another interview discussing the co-opting of governing structures to enable the looting of our country. Something to review and think about when the political upheavals come later this year. Who will be the real reformers and who will be the corporatist plants?









h/t John Robb

4 comments:

依政琦萍 said...

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David said...

do you ever get the impression you're a medieval serf laboring in the field and the princes and kings (knaves all) are jousting among themselves for the privilege of sending more troops and tax collectors to your door to take an ever increasing amount of the product of your labor...and there's not one damn thing you can do about it?

Flagg707 said...

It's the whole "not one damn thing you can do about it" piece that is so aggravating and depressing.

The way the outraged public was ignored in 2008 with the whole TARP/TALF/et al corporate takeover of the US Treasury was when it really began to sink in that this is truly what a kleptocracy looks like in action.

The crack-up, when it comes, is going to be vicious and the populist reaction is going to be severe, I believe.

David said...

I fear you're spot-on with your expectations. Over at Shedlock's blog he quotes and links a 2009 paper on wealth distribution in the USA. It's not any better than a 3rd world resource-rich backwater run by inbred cannibals in uniforms.

Just what kind of animal will emerge from the tar pit to channel this seething volcano of anger? As you know, Prechter has written the book on Hollywood's relation to social mood, and I've often wondered if the political future of the USA is presaged by the movies "Saw" and "Hostel." We've already seen White House lawyers bring torture porn to real life.

I figure that was just the G-rated trailer for the XXX movie that will soon begin to play out in grizzly, screaming detail across the land.

At one point between WW I and WW II (1920's?) one in nine marriages registered in Hamburg Germany was between a Jew and a Gentile. Who could have foreseen what kinds of horror would ensue in a few short years? Given that our economic collapse should be larger than this, is it time to find a cavern in which to ride out a few decades?