Thursday, July 25, 2013

looking inward for business as usual

LOOKING INWARD FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL

Right after World War II ( which a vicious but pragmatic Stalin proclaimed was won by “American machines, American money and Soviet men”. God, how I have mustache envy of that man ), the US had over half the globes manufacturing capacity, control of the oil, most of the globes gold and the worlds largest navy ( and a hell of a strategic air force )-not to mention the only atom bombs, and they couldn’t contain the spread of communism. And, it might be mentioned, the Soviets at the end of the war still had half their forces transported by horse drawn conveyances. So, under the watchful eye of the worlds leading military and economic superpower, a bunch of Cossacks on horses took over much of Asia and elsewhere under a red banner ( to be clear, I’m talking about the spread of an ideology rather than the more direct occupation such as in eastern Europe ). In Vietnam no amount of napalm, B-52 bombing or Shock And Awe troop infusions could pacify a bunch of ugly hat wearing AK toting black pajama insurgents ( and by the by, JFK increased advisors from several hundred to several thousand. He had no intention of withdrawal contrary to feel good public consumption rhetoric. So, shut the hump up Oliver Stone ). When the US invaded Grenada six thousand troops were held in check for weeks by 800 Cuban advisors and a small local police force. Somalia guerillas RPGed a few helicopters and we promptly pulled out of the country, whereas in Rwanda we didn’t even bother to interfere lest we be bested by civilians with machetes. And of course the Sandbox and Stan speak for themselves when we completed the longest military campaign in our history and achieved absolutely nothing.

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This is not to blame our military men. If the politicians don’t allow you to win ( you can argue that WWII wasn’t won insofar as we created a bigger enemy than we defeated, nor was WWI won when the seeds were deliberately planted for more conflict ), what can you do. I am foursquare behind our enlisted fighters ( hump the officers, complacent mercenaries shoveling men into the cannons path ), not because I agree with Empire but because of their noble sacrifices they believe they are making. Just because our elite control them for nefarious means doesn’t negate that. Anyway, don’t confuse my disapproval of our controllers with the individuals used as puppets. Do you ever wonder why we keep losing wars? And why we keep fighting wars costly in treasure and men that achieve nothing ( again, even the second world war which was fought not to defeat other contenders but merely to control the lions share of the oil. We won that control but at the cost of fifty more years of conflict )? We don’t engage in wars that endanger us, do we? There was never any credible threat of Japan or Germany invading us ( as the British found out, you can rule overseas nations, but not when the populace is armed ). There wasn’t even a credible threat from communism, domino theory or otherwise. McCarthyism or otherwise ( we’ve always been firmly in the fascism camp, cause commies don’t do capitalism or mercantilism ). The business of America is war. Winning is immaterial. Waging war continuously is the important thing.

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The War On Drugs didn’t produce enough economic activity to be profitable, just as the War On Alcohol failed and the War On Poverty did ( remember, the whole thing started when we lost consumer industrialism, floundered a few years ineffectually with public works, then turned to war manufacturing. Since that success, we have never dared to stop that activity for fear of another economic downturn [ they aren’t afraid of personal downturns but rather industrial/financial institutions downturns ] ). Only a war economy is profitable enough. Sure, we profit from victory with colonial exploitation, but that is a trickle rather than a flood. Do you really think war for banana plantations makes us money? No, war makes money. That a fruit company profited afterwards is immaterial. So, to present. The War On Terrorism is a great little war for our masters, but the costs are too high for our shrinking resource base. What to do? What to do? Ah! Let’s bring the war home. The logistics tail is greatly shrunk, we can fight the war far easier with less of a war machine ( drones and troop personnel carriers rather than aircraft carriers ). The profit is greater, so it doesn’t matter that we must fight more with less.

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Why do you think Obammy is going stupid crazy with his assault against the citizens? The mandatory DNA data base on all civilians disguised as an HIV test. The spying from every quarter. The ammunition buy-ups and noise against guns. The people are being stirred up to revolt, because a revolt solves all the problems of widespread unprofitable troop deployment, a necessarily devolving deep sea navy, less oil to deploy the mass machinery and etcetera. The War Machine MUST continue, but it has to retract from its overreach. The bankers continue to profit from the economy contracting, on the domestic front, but they must at the same time bring the military home to sustain profitability. But just building and maintaining a military isn’t as profitable as it used to be during the Cold War. Not during resource contraction ( before, we kept building even if we didn‘t fight all the time. Now, we can’t build the huge infrastructure but must content ourselves with a smaller scale, even if the fighting never ends. It is the difference between building an army for conquest verses an army for occupation ). We MUST continue fighting but we can’t do so on the old scale, so you scale way back on material requirements but still retain the need to continue manufacturing. In resource decline, you might not be able to build thousands of tanks but you still can build millions of rounds of rifle and pistol ammunition. And remember, the Feds don’t even have to win everywhere. They can concede territory as needed. The important part is to continue the war manufacturing to continue the one true economy to continue the profits, without using up too much in the way of costs such as overseas wars. Maximize profits and minimize costs. Bringing the war home will fit the bill nicely ( so, semi-auto bitches. Fear not the complete elimination of your toys supplies. They must continue the Resistance to continue the war ).

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16 comments:

  1. nightsoil here

    so the point of today's sermon? let me guess, we're all going to die.

    level of writing... mediocre

    pretty good only three spelling errors today.

    poor nightshift is having a hard time adjusting to africa. hope he doesn't leave you, be extra nice to him. we all know about your relationship problems.

    roger waters knows who. do you?

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    1. This article is great, send my $20. Also, read the blog description at the top of the page. Every day is "we're all going to die". With comments like yours, one might wonder if you can buy good readers.

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    2. nightsoil here

      okay i read the blog description, got it. where's the profound wisdom?

      false advertising will get you in trouble.

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    3. False advertising is trying to sell us on the idea you can read and write, when we all know you get help. SEND MY $20!!!!

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  2. A word of caution about yesterday's debt/junk-land discussion:

    If you get a seemingly good deal via Contract for Deed it could still end very badly for you. For the 5 years that you are making payments to a private individual before you 'own' the deed, they could be in bad financial shape and have the asset that you are now paying on seized by a creditor. You will be out everything. A true fact.

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  3. So, you are saying TPTB are preparing to slide the USA into an occupied state to maintain their power and $ flow? hmmm, sure could be possible, but what if they hold a civil war and almost no one comes?
    The Martin/Zimmerman decision didnt lead to massive race riots, whith the best efforts of the press. The BBQ of branch davidian, and assasination of a mother holding a baby on ruby ridge didnt work well either.
    No I think we will see only a 'window war' of soft sabotage, work slowdowns, and opting out of the system at every level possible.
    A police state doesnt work well if they cant fight anyone except forgign drug cartels (who are starting to lose $ due to pot legalization efforts nation wide.

    Of course the sheer poverty everyone is sliding into SHOULD cause civil disturbance, but they worked so long and hard to cow the sheeple, that those who would object keep it verbal and even polite, preventing them from having a good target.

    Its quite possible that they will be out of money and oil to run their occupation machine before the revolution(s) really start.

    -Grey

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    1. Then we could ask ourselves if they will even bother. If our Bankster Bitch Bosses throw in the towel as the target is completely looted, and move on to the next sucker, they could just leave us to occupy an empty land ( sure, we still have plenty of resources, even if they are diminishing per capita, but so does war torn Africa which sits on them ) while a thousand civil wars, race wars, genocides and turf wars occupy those staying.

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  4. someday I will email you a picture of myself so you can see what a mustache is supposed to look like. For years I had envy of Wilford Brimleys' mustache. Now it turned white and got bushy and looks fabulous! I am a very handsome old man. ha ha ha ha ha

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    1. I don't have enough upper lip for a glorious 'stash of girth. Oh, I wouldn't want to live without the one I have, it is Better Than Nothing. But, alas, one must still dream. Not sure how manly men ( in lands where sheep are nervous ) can show their faces without adorning hair.

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    2. I completely agree. All real men have facial hair, back hair, chest hair, belly hair well..............hair! ha ha ha ha ha

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    3. But you must draw the line at butt cheek hair! Break out the duct tape!

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  5. lets extrapolate: government brings conflict home ...government creates/stirs conflict between states/regions/races ...government sells hardware to all sides ...government brokers peace ...naturally peace fails ...government intervenes via martial law and inters undesireables to (FEMA) reeducation camps ...government claws back finanical compensation from regions/states for care and reperations ...rinse and repeat.

    Jim ........i'm going to send you some Decaf...and 20 bucks.

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    1. You forgot one. Then the dollar is flushed down the toilet and all the money the feds got from the states doesn't buy anything. hahahaha. Well, okay, I can hope.

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  6. Lord Bison of the Great Basin and King of Coiffure;

    The idea of our Statist Banker masters bringing the boys home to collectively keep the machine going is kind of counter-productive isn't it? If the majority of the poodle-shooting plastic-carbine crowd is taken out by the Ministry of the Interior flying robot planes, then who's going to pay the taxes to keep the Ministry of the Interior going? I know it isn't going to be General Electric, NBC-Universal, Monsanto or any other corporate entity since they receive welfare they don't pay into welfare. Sounds like a case of National Extinction to be sure, nobody wins, everyone looses, except for the Bolivian Exile Blue Bloods, I keep referring to when I want a snack of long pork to keep the starvation grim reaper at bay. James, come on not even the boys coming home are going to turn their poodle-shooters on other poodle-shooter enthusiasts, not when the boys dependents are in danger of being eighty-sixed by other poodle-shooter enthusiasts, while the boys are out clearing Memphis or New Orleans. Never mind a Civil War, Dirty Wars like in Argentina back in 78' were dirty since nobody won they all lost, then to make it even worse they picked a fight with that Thatcher Woman and really took a pounding for their effort, then it all came back to bite them in the rear with the reconciliation commission, where all those officers got extradited back from Europe and their economy still in the pits. What the Encyclopedias won't tell you is the numbers of military dependents killed, robbed,raped and beaten between 78' and 83'. I know since I grew up with some Argentinean Expats and that's all they talked about and why they came stateside to avoid all that carnage. I guess that the Statist Bankers really don't know what time it is, and they want to take us all with them to oblivion. Keep keeping it real James!

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    1. Isn't a collapse all about making the least worst decision, even when you know it is going to suck eventually? I'm not presenting a win for the bankers, just another kick the can down the road. I wonder if the SA Bush Bunker Retreat ran out of room and the clan had to poison off Elder? Course, he is old as dirt which might explain it. But when you can bathe in the blood of vigins to keep your youth that shouldn't be an issue.

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