Monday, July 27, 2009


Sometimes, not very often, I have a day filled with either coincidence or something else (I believe that often it is God. I know, that's crazy talk,but I have been left over the years with no other valid explanation) leading me by the hand to see things that I may have otherwise missed. Today seems to be one of those days. Everything that I have read today or seen on T.V. has pointed me toward the same conclusion, my theme of the day, this country is going to blow. I was just reading an article by James Howard Kunstler at It's about the latest bit of larceny our friends at Goldman Sachs have involved themselves in, front running trades. You have to know that Mr. Kunstler is from the left of the political spectrum. However he has this to say about the administration:

"As we turn the corner toward autumn, President Obama looks increasingly like a dupe, a tool, or a co-conspirator of Goldman Sachs. If he doesn't instruct the Justice Department to commence investigations of the company, and if he doesn't dissociate himself from their alumni hanging around the White House, the Treasury Department, and elsewhere in the government, he's going to become the object of an awful public wrath."

"Actually, it's not necessary for the whole general public to be fed up with this situation. According to the Pareto 80-20 rule, it only takes one-fifth of the public to set social actions in motion, and only one-fifth of that one-fifth to do the heavy lifting. I think we've reached that point. The sentiment is now overwhelmingly tipped against Goldman Sachs (and Wall Street generally) and the only questions are whether the President of the US ends up lumped in with them, and whether we'll see orderly prosecutions or disorderly persecutions. At this point, it even begins to look as though Mr. Obama is taking cover behind the health care reform debate to avoid answering for his government's association with Goldman Sachs."

"The trouble is, if the thoughtful and trustworthy members of the "Pareto 20 percent" don't stir themselves into action over Goldman's behavior, then sooner or later the thoughtless and reckless will take over. Bill Moyers hosted a fascinating report on his most recent podcast about the savagery of right-wing broadcasting and how it had led, in one instance, to the murder of a doctor who performed abortions. What bothers me is that, sooner or later, the conduct of Goldman Sachs will lead the growing ranks of the unemployed, foreclosed, disentitled, and hopeless into the hands of a savage right wing seeking mindless vengeance, for instance, against "the Jews," (as represented by Goldman Sachs), or brown-skinned people (as embodied by a vilified president)."

OK, the whole right wing thing (I mean, the Nazis were National SOCIALISTS for crying out loud!), whatever, the same stuff will be happening on the left, too. However, today's recurring theme of societal collapse has reared it ugly head once again. My experience has been that when one unconnected thing leads to another unconnected thing and then to another, there is a reason.
Something is about to happen. Don't know when or what but I have a feeling it's getting close. I know, just toss logic out the window. Sometimes you gotta go with your gut. I believe this is one of those times.

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