It’s really a shame Hunter S. Thompson didn’t live to see this. You will have to settle for my half baked homage.
So yeah, anyway: the biggest bank failure in U.S. history is unfolding this morning, the wall street journal is advising people that storeable food might be a better place for your money than the stock market, or a savings account, and these bailout meetings sound like what happens when you drop fifty sharks on PCP into a giant stadium full of blood.
John McCain stops his campaign for president, not because he’s losing, or because he has nothing substantial to say about the issues, and not because he needs to take a time out to teach his ‘running mate’ how to speak english, but rather because he has an uncontrollable need to jump into a stadium full of blood. Maybe he’ll resolve the impasse with several rounds of russian roulette, like out of the deer hunter. We should be so lucky. How long before ‘the maverick’ suggests calling off the election too? Wait for it.
Poor pathetic bush is actually being pressed into service and encouraged to open his mouth and make some noises, because someone told him that this might encourage the public to support giving all their money to a bunch of rich scumfucks who have already proven they can’t manage their own money, never mind yours. Now would be a good time to suggest that he impeach himself. He’d probably do it.
Meanwhile Lyndon Larouche is prowling around the house with a baseball bat threatening to kill anyone who tries to create a ‘consensus’ around destroying the united states. Some of you might recall my animus towards the idea of consensus, so I cannot fault the guy too much.
Even such a reactionary culture-war shock trooper as Bill O’Reilly has failed to fall into line completely and wants to break people’s fingers. Maybe he should start with his own. In the words of snoop dogg: “fuck Bill O’Reilly”.
The new narrative is coming into focus, and it’s an oldie, but a goodie: CLASS WAR. Except this time, everyone on every side actually knows that’s what it is, instead of pretending, or being horribly duped by fascist parrots like Rush Limbaugh into thinking it’s about gay marriage or abortion or race. Obviously CNN and FOX are having a little trouble with this becuase the headline “THE RICH TRY TO FUCK THE POOR” might draw some ire from their standards and practices division.
The bottom line is we are surfing the ragged edge between a deflationary crash and an inflationary one. You will either have no money, or your money will be worthless. The only question is when.
… and whether or not the poor will be kicking the severed heads of the rich around in the streets like soccerballs, when there’s less discretionary income for entertainment.