Today, anywhere there is a microphone lies are being told. The collapse is coming. Once the collapse begins the liars will disappear. Where will they go? Who knows? Who cares? There will be a time gap soon where new liars will not be emerging as fast as the old ones are disappearing. This won’t last long.
When the nation’s reality gap slams shut it will be similar to what happens with an explosion or when a plane breaks the sound barrier. These things happen so fast and with so much force that vacuums form within the atmosphere. There are loud noises when the atmosphere slams shut. After the noise is over, the atmosphere goes back to normal.
When the reality gap slams shuts, liars are displaced, the public is suffering and the whole system has changed. Things are really not the way folks assumed. Many houses of cards have have been built and they are all collapsing in unison. Now there are new problems that no one has anticipated. In a short time, a new set of liars will focus on the new problems, start the pretense of knowledge process and activities based on exploiting all new issues for profit will once again take over the public dialog.
For a very short time there will be windows of opportunities where the truth may be listened to by just a few. I don’t plan on going anywhere. I am almost 70, so nature could remove me at any time. In all probability I will be around to sort these things out. I talk constantly about what is true and what is a lie. That doesn’t make me any more honest than anyone else. All it means is that I can tell the difference. Experience has taught me that I am a poor liar. So, if I start telling lies it is more likely to be knocked off and I end up being worse off. People end up doing what they are good at.
Folks who are naturally good liars end up telling lies because it serves them. Really super good liars get elected to congress, go into organized crime become world leaders and presidents. Some become lobbyists who taut congress into increasing government spending on behalf of their clients. The best and easiest money flows to those who are really great liars. In a general sense though, the more outrageous the lies, the more devastating is the collapse that follows. Lying works so well because lies are what people like to hear.
Right now, microphones have liars behind them. The microphones are spoken into by talk radio show hosts all of whom are now embracing NON-DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM, while convincing listeners they are conservatives. Rush Limbaugh is the worst in this respect. He has his listeners convinced that he is promoting conservative ideas. Those conservative ideas never interfere with his staunch support of the marriage of government and industry. Never on his show will you hear the promotion of a genuine free market initiative. As a result, we no have an army of fascists who are calling themselves conservatives. When the collapse occurs, I am expecting Rush Limbaugh, especially, but a lot of the others will announce their retirement.
The media as it is today, is an opinion management service. Mostly all announcers say the same thing. What news is read in Houston? Mostly it is the same news that is read in Seattle and everywhere else. The delivery is homogenized, standardized and purposeful. News readers all sound like they know what they are talking about. But, they are like parrots repeating words they hear humans say. It sounds like a parrot knows what it is talking about, but it is just making a noise. News readers are actors and they know no more about what they are talking about than do the parrots which mindlessly repeat words.
What will happen to the politicians? A lot of them are already gone. Some saw the writing on the wall and have exited early. Where is John Boehner? Where is Paul Ryan? Which politicians will survive? The ones who survive will do so by practicing the art of not knowing. You will hear, “if I had only known…..l, I had no way of knowing… and so on.
What about earnings statements and doctored government economic statistics? It really takes time money and brains to sort out lies in economic reports. The practice of creative accounting might become subdued but won’t disappear. A few large organizations will probably fail and that might generate a few scapegoats being thrashed and prosecuted but that is about it.
A good idea is a good idea regardless of how old it is. Back in the 60s there was a book entitled The Money Game by Adam Smith. It was largely about the excesses in Wall Street at that time. This point was made in Smith’s book. After the huge recessions of the 70s, there was hardly an expert around. The difference between then and now is a matter of degree. Back then, voices of the truth could faintly be heard by listening very carefully. Today, all microphones have liars behind them. The collapse this time will be more than just a little interesting. At the current time, any voice of truth that becomes close to audible is squelched or quarantined.
Folks, it is going to happen. I am warning everyone I can. Is a warning of any value? Honestly it may not be but there is a chance being forewarned may be helpful.
The truth is a hard sell. Fantasy Free Economics gains readers one at a time. Major search engines simply do not list blogs which disagree with their political agenda. As long as folks share the link to this blog and others speaking out against the grain, the truth will at least trickle into the public consciousness.