“How did you go bankrupt?” Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”
― Ernest Hemingway
“I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run, than monarchy or aristocracy. Democracy has never been and never can be so durable as aristocracy or monarchy; but while it lasts, it is more bloody than either. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty.” – John Adams
As we rush towards our World War 3 rendezvous with destiny, aided and abetted by politicians placed in power by globalist billionaires hellbent on the destruction of our way of life, so they own everything and you own nothing, I can’t help but ponder who is to blame and could we have avoided this dystopian outcome. - GRADUALLY, THEN SUDDENLY – The Burning Platform
The Demographics of Financial Doom
Whether we admit it or not, collapse is the default "solution." That destiny has already been written by demographics.
While the Herd Slumbers, Risk Is Rocketing Higher
This wholesale transfer of risk from elites to the workers is finally becoming consequential as wealth / income / security inequality is reaching extremes that are destabilizing society and the economy.
DaBiggestHeist in History - This exploitation of labor resulted in the transfer of $50 trillion from labor to shareholders and management since 1975.
insiders know but keep their mouths shut, outsiders are clueless, and the decay that started slowly gathers momentum as the last of the experienced and competent workforce burns out, quits or retires.Outsiders are shocked when things fall apart. Insiders are amazed the duct-tape held this long.
When the Ponzi money press shuts down, the Ukraine War ends.
They’ll also have to close the 1000 or so US military bases and bring home the troops.
The neocons will need them to keep the inmates from burning down the American insane asylum. Of course, the neocons could be the ones who wind up receiving special therapeutic treatment. That would be crazy.
How long can the Ukraine War last?, by Richard Solomon - The Unz Review