The last several presidents are but placeholders, whose names are writ in water, forever to be forgotten. Like Augustus Claudius the 3rd, they never did anything for the people. They never did anything worthwhile, merely carrying on the same imbecilities of the past. History will forget them.
The presidents of the future will be but more Claudiuses. Captains ahelm while the ship steadily, relentlessly sinks. Some causing the great ship to list this way or that. Others hopelessly bilging.
The Americans turned they gaze to their leaders and hoisted them upon pedestals. They fought and argued endlessly amongst each other. They cared about voting and other pointless trivialities. But they forgot the two things a society must remember – that following Christ, and having free people are the keys to success. Once the freedom of individual people is circumscribed to the great state, the ship of society starts leaking. This is followed by decades, centuries of dissolution until the society is so plagued that all hope in her is lost. It is finally sunk, and discarded. To be rebuilt again only when situated upon the bedrock of Christ and His teachings.
At various times in my life I have listened to npr on local public radio stations. They covered stories with more depth than other outlets, and I didn’t have to listen to the endless ads.
Now it seems the place is infested with people who find great mystery and fascination with the lower order of things. I can’t listen for more than a minute without such stories on gender inequality, abortion, psychotics or some other perversion. I recall a program where a woman worked for a man in NYC. The man made a run at the lady, in less than gentlemanly ways, yet still within modern male protocol. The lady said she was so aghast at the pass that she began to overeat, gained 25 pounds and had various other ailments – skin rashes and pimples – because a man made a pass at her. This, of course, was high gospel on NPR and reported with earnest.
Such is life and times in these united states. As the country falls into decadence and irrelevancy, so do her institutions. No more NPR.
I can’t find the link to this article which I think was originally posted on theburningplatform.com. I found it in some old notes and thought it might be of interest to someone. It is written by a man who transitioned from typical debt slave to off grid farming, and his advice for others wanting to do the same:
We decided to chuck it just as the 2008 market meltdown was in full swing. We had seen enough signs to know that whatever direction our society was headed, we wanted to get off. Some of the signs were big ones that few people missed; 9/11, Waco, TBTF. Others were more subtle; the PC movement, the tattoo thing, the sudden appearance of huge numbers of morbidly obese people everywhere, an increasing number of people with their heads fixed in abject submission to an electronic device, and an overall decline in civility even in places we had known all our lives. If this was the initial trajectory then we weren’t planning on being anywhere near the re-entry and splashdown.
When the Fed came out with the spending bazooka earlier in the pandemic, though it was reckless and destructive to the american people, many cheered. I talked with some of the cheerers about it and everyone of them were for the PPP loans to businesses. I heard the same thing from each of them, which went something like this: “Do you know what would have happened without the PPP loans? You can’t have millions of people unemployed and starving in the street.”
But with the weekly $600 unemployment benefits, which passed in the same bill, the people I spoke with were adamantly against it. “You can’t give free money out to the lazy, the slobs. It pisses me off.”
I find it interesting that they cheered the PPP giveaways to slob businesses but wanted to fight the “unemployed slobs” who received unemployment. Both policies are equally destructive to society, but the people I spoke with couldn’t grasp it.
What was the cause of this acceptance towards PPP and dislike toward UA? Simple jealousy? I don’t know, but leave it here as a curiosity.
As America falls this type of random, sporadic violence will continue to grow worse. Ol’ Remus said, “Stay away from crowds.” Keep those words close to you as this year proceeds. People are becoming chippy, ready to fight at a moments notice, usually over things that are trivial. Like getting the last box of cereal from the shelf, or a missed play in a sports game. Full story here:
‘It seems to be more extreme’: Violent sports fans are causing alarm at every level
“Are sports fans getting more aggressive, more abusive, more downright violent?
To Karissa Niehoff, the chief executive officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations, it sure seems that way.
“We’ve noticed, anecdotally, a rapid rise” in instances of aggressive or abusive behavior at high school sporting events, she said in a phone interview.
“It seems to be more frequent, and it seems to be more extreme,” she continued. “So it’s not just somebody was swearing at the official. We’re now having bench-clearing brawls at a greater number than we’ve seen. Physical assaults. … We’re just seeing, more commonly, a more extreme example of bad sportsmanship.”
I was buying some household goods recently, which totaled appx $2100, almost the exact value of an ounce of gold. The man I bought the goods from was a good guy, a small businessman. When it got time to pay I thought about paying him an ounce of gold for the goods, as a way to do a little part in helping to build a parallel society. And I thought, “No way.” The bad money has chased out all the good money. The gold was something, it represented something – there is real value in a gold coin. Fiat is garbage, I would rather give him the paper garbage if he was willing to take it. Granted, it is the current garbage de jour but garbage nonetheless. I paid with a credit card and drove on home.
You spend your life reading about the tumultuous times throughout history. The great wars…booms and busts…and you think, “Wow, what a scene! It must have been great to live then, to be a part of the action.”
There is nothing fascinating about the destruction of America and the American people, but it is fascinating to watch the process. How inept leaders always do the wrong thing at the right time to keep the cascade going. They have literally no love for the people, and cannot see the beauty that would be unleashed by unchaining them. They just can’t get their own interests out of the way.
Equally fascinating is watching the people fall for the same tricks…over and over again. They have no clue about what is going on. Some say its a race war, some back the democrats, some riot, some back the republicans. All have an opinion, almost all are wrong. As everything around them falls, they bicker over trivialities.
To live in this time as america falls is fascinating.
Let us write about it for the future people. Let us act. This is our time to strut upon the stage.
I saw a friend yesterday and asked him what he had been doing.
“I’m coaching t-ball again in the 6 and under league,” he said.
“That sounds fun, how’s it going?” I asked.
“Well, the 6 and under league used to be the most fun age to coach, but the ability of the t-ballers has decreased so much since I began coaching 20 years ago that it has become just babysitting. 4 kids on one of my teams in the early 2000’s could regularly hit home runs, now I’m lucky to have one kid that can hit it out of the infield.”
“What do you think is the cause?” I asked.
“The problem is the parents. They don’t play with the kids anymore. They give them a screen to look at and then leave the kid alone. Let me ask you, when was the last time you saw kids playing ball in the front yard?”
I told him I didn’t think I’d ever seen kids playing ball in the front yard.
“Well there you go.”
I don’t know if this is true or if true what the cause is. But maybe the parents have to work so much to get by the last thing they want to do when they get off work is to play with the kids. Maybe just giving the kids a screen so the parents can go in the other room and look at their screen is the best option to unwind. I leave it here as a curiosity.
This is an interesting look at how a country’s oil consumption equates to the size of their economy. As Chris Martensen shows, the correlation is almost 1 to 1. The corollary is that as oil prices increase, consumption is reduced, which reduces the size of the economy. Further, because modern economies are highly over leveraged, any decline in economic output puts the entire system in danger of collapse.
This collapse will happen sooner or later. The cause of the collapse will be because the ignorant fed members (and other central bankers) inflated an artificial economy based on fake fiat printing. These fed members will go down as some of history’s greatest fools, and the cause of the wreckage that will be america.