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Report From FSWHQ
Looking like a scene from the old King Kong movie, we moved our clan back to the forest. The four wives carried my sedan chair, while the kids and animals were loaded with important things, like a new plasma TeeVee, a pedal-free generator and the new Far Side Satellite Telecommunications Center (FSSTC). We're going deep undercover for the coming year.
Looking back, we marvel that the world limped past the finish line, though technically we still have hours to go. The US markets battled to a 'flat' return in the closing seconds of the year's market. The euro ended up as the worst-performing currency in the world, which is why we brought all our euro-bonds into the jungle with us. Perfect fire starters.
As far as economics go, Asia looks to be standing head-and-shoulders above their western counterparts. Indonesia, Vietnam and China are red-hot. Thailand was doing well until the floods. Japan is white-hot, though for a different reason. In fact, we've been collecting the new glow-in-the-dark Yen.
What's really been interesting this year, though, has been watching the PTB/W absolutely panicked, as in cold sweats and sleepless nights. Their reckless and wild abandon in trying to nail down their little Medieval World Order (MWO) has been rather entertaining to watch, as long as you weren't in a country they destroyed to protect their little fiefdoms. The MENA (Mid-east/North Africa) folks weren't so lucky to have ring-side seats.
One has to laugh, though, since the MWO is positively falling to bits. The desperate invasions and attempts to control true grass-roots uprisings across the MENA regions have been like watching the Keystone Kops Kapers. Part of their problem is something that will never change...human nature.
You see, the MWO has been a multi-century pax belli between a bunch of inbred nutcases, who are so rich and so bored, they cooked up this world domination game to have something to do. The problem is, the closer it got the reality, the more they started fighting among themselves to be the one king on the top of the dung hill.
As fast as the inbred crowd started sniping at each other, the normal humans out here in Reality Land decided it was a good time to exercise some God-given rights. So as the self-annointted elites tried to outmaneuver each other, the World was out-maneuvering them, and when they turned to try to nail down the World, the elites would shoot each other in the back. Now, when you stop laughing at the mental image of that, take a look around and see the results.
Egypt was supposed to be a controlled Soros-colored revolution, but then the revolution revolted against itself to get rid of the MWO clowns. The MWO clowns wanted to install radically fundamentalist Islamic authoritarians, which the MWO control. But the good and very intelligent Egyptian people wouldn't hear of it.
The same is happening all across the MENA. Folks just want to be left the hell alone. They are tied of trading one totalitarian yutz for another of a different stripe. Real people really enjoy just going about their business, living in peace and harmony with their neighbors, regardless of what building they choose to worship in.
Amazing how that works.
In Europe, folks everywhere are getting fed up with the whole damn package. They are tired of the German Neo-Nazi unification called the EU. They are tired of a completely fabricated currency shoved down their throats. They are tired of having Goldbar Sacks alumni brazenly take over their countries in un-elected coups after watching the banks rape and pillage their economies.
The Irish fought the EU until it was literally rammed down their throats. They then watched their red-hot economy turn to ash. Greece and Italy, while not exactly massive industrial economies, had perked along just fine for centuries, until the EU came along. Spain and Portugal the same.
The US is quite a tale. The largest, most powerful economic engine ever known completely imploded due to fiat and regulation. At the same moment the country was shipping its heart and soul overseas in the name of profit, the Puppetmasters were shoving ever draconian regulations through CONgress to prevent competition from springing up naturally to fill the void. As a consequence, America poured gallons of Round-Up on its garden since they figured they could buy cheaper veggies from the Asian gardens. Then the Asian gardeners got properous and wanted to keep more of their produce, so now the American garden is dead and the cheap alternatives have gone on to better deals elsewhere.
In the meantime, the US, once global champion of peace, human rights and economic miracle-cures, has become a rogue terrorist state that is eating its own children and trying to cobble together a controlled economy without any of the ingredients that constitute an economy. If you get enough perspective on it, it really is quite entertaining. Harder to see that part when the bastards are auctioning off your worldly belongings in the yard where you raised your children, while you stand in the icy drizzle clutching your photo album watching your neighbors pick through your DVD collection.
Yep, we gotta admit 2012 is going to be a verrrry interesting year, and no, it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Mayan calendars. It is, though, a self-fulfilling prophesy. In their in-bred scramble to keep us in terror-induced zombie mode, the PTB/W made up this whole apocalypse thing, hoping it would keep folks busy battening down the hatches, just like Y2K did. Instead, it is quickly shaping up to be The End Of The World As They Know It (TEOTWATKI). They have successfully created the Second Coming, only it's coming for them. Those who live by the apocalypse, die by the apocalypse. The rest of us are free to sit back and watch with amusement as everything the PTB/W predicted and tried to scare us with comes true...for THEM!
We, however, meaning us here at FSWHQ, will be happy to sit back and watch the whole thing on the new plasma TeeVee being set up in the village clearing. The kids are busy scrambling up the coconut trees to put the new dish up. The wives are busily nattering and playing with the new pedal-less generator. We're preparing for our celebration tonight by tying sparklers on money tails. It's just so damned entertaining to watch them run through the tree-tops with their tails on fire!
Out here in the jungles of Borneo, nothing changes much. Empires come and go. Currencies rise and fall. Revolutions sweep across the globe. But tying fireworks to moneys is always the same great fun.
The world is too much with us, as someone once said. Time to put away our fear, because the PTB/W are so damned terrified that we can all just sit back and watch the in-breds shoot each other in the foot. Think of it as the Saturday matinee writ large. We could even open a window in Vegas and start laying odds on which in-bred families will die-off first.
Oh, they're calling us over to the TeeVee hut to do the honors of tuning in the Thai horror movie channel. Great fun that.
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Ah, wife #4 just brought us a large shell full of cap tikus (mouse piss), which is fermented coconut milk. Nasty stuff, but after the third or fourth shell-full, you can eat the fetal deer at the bottom of the jug and not think twice about it.
Don't give the fascist pigs any reason to haul you off tonight, and we'll see you all again in 2012!