Little Dictators

Preserving the principles of democracy is more important than any benefit that will come to anyone by way of forcing an unpopular president out of office without an election. Yet we have little dictators all over social media who care nothing about preserving the principles of democracy. They care nothing about preserving principles of freedom for their posterity. All they want is what they want right this minute and damn the future. They have no candidate and no replacement in mind. Not one of them will ever add the words “and then” after one of their anti Trump sound bites. Suppose you take down Trump, you little dictators, who is going to replace him? Is it going to be you? Are you thinking of finding a king to replace him? Have you thought about asking Hillary Clinton to run against him again? And, I ask all of you little dictators, how many doors did you knock on on her behalf? Certainly none. You blame her loss on the electoral college. How many of you have ever lobbied government to get rid of it? What you are are a bunch of ruthless little spineless losers, willing to destroy the entire concept of self government because you didn’t get your way this very minute.

You are the same folks who constantly virtue signal by acknowledging the sacrifices soldiers have made. You make spectacles of yourselves on the 4th of July waving flags and demonstrating your patriotism. I ask you. If the sacrifices others have made to preserve our form of government are so important to you, why is it that you are willing destroy the democratic process in six months when so many before you died to make it possible?

You are little dictators who want to impose your will on the rest of us without electing a candidate. I am telling you like I said before. You are a bunch of spineless losers. We all have to decide in life how low we are willing to go. How low are you willing to go?

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Dangers The United States Economy Cannot Withstand

First I would like to say good morning to the Department of Homeland Security. I thank you and all others for reading this blog.

What are the most pressing dangers faced by the United States economy?

1.) A decline in the stock market, even a modest routine correction in stock prices will send the economy into a tailspin. Why? Artificially stimulated asset prices are the only reason the economy has recovered since the Great Recession.

2.) A rise in interest rates, significantly greater than can be managed by our Federal Reserve will cause panic in the government. Borrowers have been subsidized for 40+ years. If for any reason defaults on loans begin increasing the Federal Reserve will completely lose control over the market for money. When interest rates increase significantly, the United States government will not be able to service its debt and the entire system will collapse.

What is the solution? There is no solution but certain actions will be taken.

1.) Losses at the top will be passed down to the tax payers to the degree it is possible.

2.) Central banks will increase their purchases of stocks in an effort to keep all markets moving higher.

3.) No effort will be spared in trying to create inflation in the United States and around the world. Inflation is needed to take the pressure off of the United States government. The introduction of tariffs will cause inflation but not enough. Although it is seldom mentioned a decline in the productivity of labor is the most reliable source of inflation. War will create inflation. Don’t rule it out.

All of this will be perhaps the biggest juggling and balancing act in the history of the world. Like is true of any juggling act, eventually there will be an accident and the act will fall apart. Professional jugglers practice constantly and have engaged in many trial runs. Your government is going on stage with its balancing act without much practice and not even a trial run. The chances of an accident are enormous.

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In the Eyes of Your Betters

Michael-Bloomberg-wikipedia-665x385Observe the world without the handicap of looking through the prism of fantasy and euphemisms and genuine insight becomes commonplace. Who are your betters and why are they called betters? Your betters are the sociopaths who make decisions for you. Why are they better? They are your betters because you worship them. Rid your mind of fantasy and euphemisms and you see them not as they are defined but as they function.
But all people are the same you declare? With a casual glance it would appear that way but an in depth look produces a clearer picture.

A small percentage of the population is born with an elevated ability to herd their peers. You can spot them in kindergarten. They are the ones all of the other children follow around. They tell others what to do and they do it. To the teachers, they are cute as a button. These little children maintain these behaviors for the rest of their lives. They grow up to be presidents, mayors, senators, congressmen and billionaires. They are sociopaths. But the people you mention have consciences you say. They actually have something else that is hard to distinguish from a conscience. They have an accelerated need to keep their self esteem elevated. They do not like to be in a position where others might think less of them.

These are your betters. It is part of nature. In their minds, they are automatically entitled to part of what you have. For them, controlling others is not a choice. They are hard wired to herd and control. If one of your betters is not controlling the lives of others, his own life seems incomplete.

Who are you in the eyes of your betters? You are a human being and you are always a resource to start. As your betters gain more and more power, to them you become more and more like a statue or a chess piece. As power becomes more and more centralized, leaders come to see your behavior and incentives as entirely manageable and predictable. At some point, their expectations of others become unrealistic. What they feel they are entitled to starts going way past society’s boundaries.

As docile as people are in front of their betters, if treated too badly, they will turn on those they have previously worshiped. In the United States today, this is what the situation is. It is the same in Europe and Asia.

Again, why are these people your betters? They are betters with respect to you because you treat them as they if they are.

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Cabbage Head Theory Disproved

What is the cabbage head theory? Several decades back a researcher put a sensor on one head of cabbage in a garden. Then he whacked the cabbage head next to it with a machete. To the researchers amazement, the cabbage head next to the one that was hacked, emitted an electrical signal  just as the one head of cabbaged was cut wide open.

The cabbage head theory states that since human beings are smarter and more sensitive than cabbage heads, human being should naturally be sensitive to harm and suffering that is being inflicted on others. Human beings really do have trouble automatically grasping that what is happening to others may very well happen to them when circumstances change just a little. We have this practice of civil forfeiture where all a person owns can be taken from him without a trial, just because it appears he is committing a crime. Human beings actually have trouble entertaining the idea that practices like civil asset forfeiture will expand and that they will eventually be harmed themselves. The United States is dropping bombs all over the globe, killing innocent people so that our energy industries can prosper even more than they are now. Americans can’t fathom that a government which can kill innocent people for the profit of an industry might turn on them under new emerging circumstances.

It is fashionable today to equate pro business and free market as being the same. They are not. Free market means the government acts as a referee in the economy and no sector is favored. Pro business is the approach that justifies committing crimes for the “greater good.” Pro business turns out to be top down socialism which is actually more destructive than the type of socialism that is understood by everyone. Why is it more destructive? When pro business is introduced into a largely free market economy, there is much more good to destroy than when ordinary socialism is introduced into a country like Venezuela. The truth is a hard sell.

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The Trump Putin Summit

Trump is like a singer who knows ahead of time, when he walks on stage  he is going to have to dodge rotten eggs and spoiled fruit before he even starts his song. Before Trump acts he already knows ahead of time he is going to be called a racist, called out for treason, and any other name his detractors can think of.

Today Trump is being accused of treason. If he was going to give a speech somewhere and I got a hold of the transcript, I could tell you what names he was going to be called ahead of time. Anyone who reads this blog knows I am not a fan of Donald Trump. But, we are not politicians. We can be honest.

The intelligence agencies Trump is being criticized for disrespecting are far more dangerous to American citizens than Russia is. Any foreign country is a potential danger but our intelligence agencies have gotten the United States into virtually every war we have ever fought with deceptive information. From the Battle Ship Maine to the weapons of mas destruction our intelligence agencies have acted politically. Rather than protect Americans they serve politicians by congering up fraudulent information a president needs to engage in wars. Some would argue that these agencies are not actually out to get Trump. What is clear certainly is that they don’t love him.

With new emerging information that the CIA was behind the Kennedy assassination, it is probably smart for trump to view them with suspicion. If we made two columns of Americans killed because of dishonest intelligence and a column of Americans killed by Russia, Which would be the longest column? You decide.

I know for a fact the Department of Homeland Security is monitoring this blog. I am an old man living a modest life style. The only time in my life I was convicted of a crime, other than for a traffic violation, was in the 80s was when my dog got out of the fence and got picked up by animal control. That really was a crime. I had to pay a fine. I am sure it is on my record. That is it folks but I am viewed as a potential threat to the country.

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Can the United States Survive a Bear Market?

If the stock market falls, it will take the rest of the economy with it.

Without rising asset prices, there would be no economic recovery. The model used for causing economic activity is the “If we build it they will come.” model. The idea is that if the wealthiest of the world’s citizen are enriched when the value of all they own rises independently of earnings and everything else, the recovery will extend all the way to the bottom of the food chain. Does the logic of this sound solid? If it does, I will remind you that the logic behind a chain letter sounds appealing. If you only give the idea a superficial look a chain letter sounds great.  Lets not be too hard on chain letters. Profits have been made, by those who initiate chain letters. Profits are being made by the originators of the “build it and they will come,” economic model.

Economic models are interesting animals. An economist can develop one based on any kind of logic. The model is never tested empirically. The whole population jumps on it as if it was manna sent from heaven. If engineers build a plane that has never been on a test flight, would the airlines buy it and put passengers on it? Probably they would pass on the opportunity. The pretense of knowledge pays more than does actual knowledge.

Where does government economic policy come from? It is mandated in the Full Employment Act of 1878. O.K., but how is the plan of intervention decided upon? Any economic intervention is going to be based on the needs of the world’s most politically powerful citizens. Who might that be in todays world? Those are the folks who already have most of the worlds wealth and resources. Does it not make sense, that our plan for economic prosperity would be the one which would enrich them the most?

Build it and they will come? Did they come? No they have not. So, all of the worlds resources are now focused on preventing any type of bear market in stocks. A bear market will take the economy with it because their is no genuine economic growth caused by anything other than high asset prices.

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Trading the Political Agenda

Rising stock prices at this point in history are a political agenda. It is as simple as that. There will be no time where supply of stock hitting the market is greater than the demand for stocks and a bear market ensues as a result. The market will continue to be supported no matter what. From the political agenda the manipulation trinity of central banks, corporate buybacks and the planned short squeeze have evolved. It is coordinated. Even though my line of reasoning on this is not unique, there are no accomplished annalists who are operating on that basis. The time will come when much damage to the economy has occurred. It will be commonplace to say, “yes that is the way it was but no one had any way of knowing.”  So, when you read or hear that, if I am still alive, I will tell you I told you so. When bad things happen in or because of government, it normally takes over forty years to come out.

I can’t count the number of articles and research reports I read where analysts are putting out sell signals and talking dooms day talk. They are all right except that it is public money keeping the stock market up and not the enthusiasm of investors. Rather than say they are all wrong I will say they are in the wrong joke. Although some of the reports are written specifically to draw in shorts to be squeezed.

The bull market will end when and if the consortium driving it up falls apart or some coercive action is taken to end the manipulation. That could happen tomorrow or it could take a number of years. The point is that the market won’t drop because ordinary people stop investing. There is also the possibility that the economy sustains so much damage that we end up with a situation like we had in 2008.  In that case the population at large will be expected to absorb the losses.

I will also say again to watch for the tariffs to be taken off the table around the first week of September. Chances are that traders will be all beared up and in short positions waiting for weakness going into the fall. Shorts are always encouraged and they can count on getting squeezed. For those who may not know, early fall is seasonally the weakest time of the year and also the time of year when crashes are most likely to occur.

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Pig Races, Hog Calling Contests, Politics

bbA political event like a presidential or congressional campaign can be easily explained with some analogies.

Pigs don’t leave the trough as long as the farmer keeps throwing in slop. Corporations and the politically powerful do not leave the trough in Washington as long as they are allowed to lobby, pass pills and force citizens buy their products and services.

A world champion hog caller and winner of countless hog calling contests  explains why she always wins. “You have to have appeal in your voice as well as power. You have to convince the pigs you have got something for them”best

The politicians in the race need to have appeal as well as power in their voices when they talk to voters. They have to convince the voters they have something for them.

When pigs run in races, the reward that is offered is one Oreo cookie placed in a trough at the end of the track. Only one pig gets the cookie but all the pigs compete as if each one had a realistic chance to eat the cookie.ballot_box_3192711b

Voters are like the pigs in a pig race. They vote for candidates thinking there will be some personal benefit for each of them.  Benefits are like the one cookie that goes to the pig that wins the race. Voters all think they have a chance of getting benefits from one of the candidates. For most, no benefits are forthcoming.

In the end the pigs get used for purposes that suit the farmer. Citizens end up getting used by the politicians who get their votes.

In an election incentives parallel the incentives pigs have in going to the trough, getting called by a farmer, serving the farmer’s interests in the end and getting nothing for their time. Most eventually get butchered.b

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Promoting Your Own Poverty

All through school children are taught that government is benevolent. Patriotism is treated as always good. Men and women in uniform are seen as always fighting for freedom. In schools group effort is the ideal and individual effort is seldom recognized.

What would the United States be like, if learning focused on the truth rather than presenting notions we would like to be true as the truth? Government is and never has been anything other than the go to place for politically powerful people to get what they want at the expense of society at large.

So, when a young person enters adulthood and the world of politics it is with a highly perverted idea of how the system works in the real world. There is not much chance of self government working well with a constant supply of citizens leaving school believing wrong ideas about the way collective activity actually works.

What we end up with is multitudes of people willing to be exploited. Because patriotism is deemed good no matter what and military adventures are always deemed as fighting for freedom, wars for profit get no resistance.  The truth is never all that bad but it takes some getting used to.
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The Gift of Inflation

A president finds ways to get along. How does Donald Trump please the Deep State? For the longest time, your Federal Reserve has been trying unsuccessfully to create price inflation. Rising stock prices is a much easier task. The market manipulation trinity, buybacks, the short squeeze and buying outright, is in place. Central banks have successfully decoupled stock prices from earnings. Creating inflation has been a tough order. Creating inflation is difficult for everyone except Donald Trump.

For Donald Trump, the trade war is the ticket. Trump’s supporters love the trade war. Most of them have no idea what a recking ball a trade war is. It all sounds good. What else matters? A chain letter sounds good. A trade war will cause inflation. That is only one of the harmful outcomes of a trade war. So, with Trump, the Deep State gets continuing asset enhancement with the Federal Reserve plus now price inflation with tariffs.

I am going to access the damage even before it occurs. The poor and middle class will be hurt considerably. Corporate profits will benefit from higher margins. Borrower, especially the U.S. government will get massive relief. The eventual reckoning will be worse than if it had occurred before inflation was introduced.

Federal Reserve members are paid for the pretense of knowledge. They neither have the knowledge or the insight to improve the economy. Any honest economist will tell you, there is no way inflation, a little or a lot is good for an economy. Any truck driver will say the same. There is only one trade policy capable of benefiting the country as a whole. That is to unilaterally remove all tariffs and restrictions on legal goods and services entering and leaving the United States. That would not be a trade war. It would just be the best economic policy.

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