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The Seams Are Bursting All Over
The headlines are packed with stories that clearly display the fear and loathing within the ranks of the once-terrifying global empire. It seemed as if it was unconquerable and all-pervasive. You really had to work at the headlines to see that the bastards were in a dead panic. Now they can't hide it.
A sure sign of deterioration is paranoia. When one starts to see threats everywhere, then it's a sure sign that one needs a bottle of lithium pills and some long sessions on the brain-butcher couch. With Congress introducing the latest 'defense budget', jam-packed with all sorts of new powers for the prez to run off and attack nations, kill citizens and target 'terrorists', you just know these lily-livered Ivory Tower dwelling bucketheads are scared out of their wits that someone is going to hold them accountable for the decades of crap they've laid on us good people.
To modify and old Tom Jefferson quote, when government fears the people, it starts killing and detaining them indefinitely.
Panetta is afraid of 'his' troops. Now, when the Secretary of Defense is so scared of his troops that he won't talk to them until they lock up their guns, then you know something ain't right in the state of Kansas anymore. Can you imagine Rummy pulling a stunt like this? Joe Sixpack would have come unglued over it, but seems no one bothered to care this time.
A speaking of troops out of control, seems the 'brain damage' story wasn't flying, so now he was drunk. In my last column, I gave the myriad of reasons why the whole dain bramage story didn't hold water, and apparently the spooks who read my columns realized I was right. So now the soldier who went on a wholesale killing spree in Afghanistan was drunk. Hey, boys! That one doesn't fly either. He's in a staunch Muslim country, which means the chances of finding a 24-hour liquor store near-by are about slim-to-nil. Furthermore, he's on a military base in a 'war' zone, which means his ration kit probably didn't come with a bottle of Jack, either. That means we're pretty much down to a Hawkey/Trapper still for him to get hooched up. Nope, I ain't buying that one either.
Hint: It's Afghanistan. Why not say he got hold of some bad smack or smoked too much opium?
In other heartwarming news, the DARPA chief slides over to Google. That's right, folks! The head of the spookiest bunch of spooks in Spookville is trotting down the hall to go to work for the largest information-gathering outfit on the face of the planet. Now if that doesn't make you feel all warm and secure, nothing will.
In economic news, we note some silver linings around them foreboding black clouds of doom. The rise of the black market and stealing necessities is becoming the new dumpster-diving for the 21st century. Now, I don't encourage or support stealing private property, but it is a symptom of a bigger problem. However, I'm all in favor of black markets, barter and alternative economies. Anything that takes food out of a bankster's mouth is just hunky-dory, in my book. If you haven't already (meaning you're behind the trend), then now may be a great time to set up a co-op (aka black market in bankster terms) and start producing and trading with your neighbors. Don't use green bux. Instead, make an even trade, or better yet, y'all just come up with your own currency...say, sheets of toilet paper. Soft double-ply counts extra.
On the foreign affairs front, "Deadeye" Dick Cheney afraid of Canada. Now if this don't beat all. The heartless (literally) bastard who shoots his own friends cancelled a speaking engagement in Canada, because folks there were calling for his immediate arrest and trial on charges of war crimes. Seems George W. Shrub can't leave town either. Just as well. Who wants those slime balls in their country anyway.
By the way, you may have missed it a while back. Didn't get coverage in the US media, though the rest of the world heard all about it. Shrub and Tony "The Hair" Blair were convicted of war crimes in Malaysia back in November. Guess those boys won't be vacationing in Kuala Lumpur any time soon.
The old impeachment game's afoot. The mentally stable US Congress is considering impeaching Obama for attacking Libya a while back (remember that one?). This bill comes on the heels of the previously mentioned bill to give Obama more war powers and a blank check to go kill some people. I swear. If people weren't actually dying and countries being reduced to rubble, this crap would actually be funny.
Meanwhile, at least some folks have come to their senses. Orlando airport kicks TSA out. Unemployment couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch of terrorists. They should all be put on trial and anyone convicted should be sentenced to non-stop back-scatter X-rays till their teeth and hair fall out.
Goldbar Sacks caught with gets its clients' pants down, as a top exec bails and dishes the dirt on the way out. This is really one of the most telling stories. Anyone with half a brain (I know...) in the bankster business is bailing out to avoid the soon-to-be round of lamp-posting. I'm willing to bet we'll be seeing a lot more stories like this in the near future. That this guy chose to turn in his resignation in the NY Times was even more hilarious. The words, "You'll never work in this town again," come to mind.
There should be no doubt in anyone's mind at this point that the (very old) New World Odor (sic) is crumbling before our very eyes. Every one of these stories belie an ever-increasing fear and paranoia within the ranks. They're even starting to eat their own. The Congress stories show complete confusion and schizophrenia at the top. The US military is disintegrating, both in leadership and within the ranks. Former US leaders can't leave the country, even to CANADA, for crying out loud, without fear of being clapped in irons.
The whole scam is coming unraveled, even without Ron Paul in the Oval Office. Trend watchers will want to get some popcorn and soda, because this show is only going to get better in the next couple of months. Indeed, by the end of 2012, the world may little resemble the current House of Cards.
In fact, if P. T. Barnum were alive today, he would likely call this the "Greatest Show on Earth!"
Barterers start your trading!