I often return to Churchill and Roosevelt when needing to understand where we are as a society and where we are headed as economic decay of monetary distribution is before us, yet hardly anyone has the spectacles to see it.
I suspect not even Benjamin Graham nor Dr. Yellen can come up with enough monetary syrup to avoid such happenings
Although our individuality is preordained to deny such an absurd accusation, my thought is one of antidote verses poison, and rather our choice between cure and remedy that is likely to sequester our current disease of politics right now
In my good opinion most financial ailments cannot come via a cure anymore, but rather a vaccine or remediation; and yet the only vaccine I can come up with that might break up these politically concocted economic tumors, made up of republicans and democrats, is the remedy of ignorance meets fraud, onset by an understanding of marketing and lack of privacy.
Yet, almost noone understands what I am talking about nor do they care anymore.
Because just like most cancers that inflict suffering, our global marketplace cancer is made up of financial collusion and inherently bad government interference and bipartisan rhetoric. Remembering the very nature of most cancers is not the existence of it but rather the size and rapid spread of it.
Here is Churchill describing the aborigines of Pakistan and the understanding of relevance verses reverence
“Every influence, every motive, that provokes the spirit of murder among men, impels these mountaineers to deeds of treachery and violence. The strong aboriginal propensity to kill, inherent in all human beings, has in these valleys been preserved in unexampled strength and vigour. That religion, which above all others was founded and propagated by the sword–the tenets and principles of which are instinct with incentives to slaughter and which in three continents has produced fighting breeds of men–stimulates a wild and merciless fanaticism.”
You see when companies become the size of governments they are not containable by any measure of government, made by the people or not. Hence the uprising everywhere else in the world by regional tyrants who are no longer being utilized and paid, but rather, strategically isolated by these same companies that pay governments to protect them from the generational deals they have made. One need only look at the compartmentalizations of gangs currently putting a blight on economic stamina and growth in Chattanooga to understand the very nature of what I am talking about.
The collusion and utilization of poor people, whose leaders use religion and the affiliation of affliction as shovels rather than tools, should also foretell and warn us of the gravity of our situation, both near and far.
Religion and politics is like lightening meeting a snake. One never knows if the snake will live or die if hit by lightening, and yet the snake always seems to want to throw his rod in the air for safe-keeping. I guess whether or not lightening strikes are good or bad depends on the perception of who is creating the lightening in the first place.
It should also come as no surprise to anyone that the abundance of in-fighting between tribes and citizens is no different than our forefathers understanding of economic imprisonment by both.
One just need look at the gross revenues of the top ten biggest companies in the world to see what I am talking about, then add their revenues together and see what you come up with, keeping in mind some of these companies have created legal departments and financial resources bigger than the US DOJ, via law firms all over the world, but more importantly here within the states.
At this point the perception of competition and the existence of legal collusion work hand in hand to continue the all too successful mask of perspective-rouge; what won’t hurt them will definitely kill them, yet better them than us, is often the sentiment of the fallen embattled entrepreneur or legal doctor who has lost all hope in trying; gratuitous cancer of greed has set in like cancer cells in our bodies, and tribal fear is metastasizing quicker than most of us can keep up with these days, or even want to try. Either way these very sentiments lead to a loose-lost scenario, a sort of victorious quagmire made up of divide and conquer, while putting our minds on emotion filled steroids instead of thoughtful strategy
What always strikes me as funny is the rate of delusion good folks like you and me find ourselves withstanding when excuses rely so heavily on the paradigm financial acumen of, “it just is, what it is”. Lest we forget almost all of us were poor and exploited prior to WW1, and it is only our expiration date of thought that keeps us from returning to that impoverished existence, unless of course perception meets reality and tall grass can be found.
War is the only thing Republicans and Democrats can be found agreeing on these days, and yet I have always heard war as political strategy only gets us more preachers and graveyards, two things I’m not sure we need more of these days….
“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
To be continued