Friday, October 12, 2012

Humpty Dumpty 2012

                                   
"Don't forget your great guns, which are the arguments for the rights of kings."

-Frederick the Great


Stanczyk, painting by Jan Matejko
As the depths of the economic crisis deepen in severity, and as each day, week, and month pass, the economic policies created by the world's rulers morph into unsolvable realities of life.  The banks, they said, absolutely needed a bailout.  There was NO other way.  The reason, as the tyrants and sycophants will tell you, was that there would be "no economy," "chaos" would have ensued, or the government would have had to go on killing sprees to keep the native population under their thumb.  This notion, that everyone would have been worse off NOT being led by psychopaths and sadists, is as ridiculous as the divine right of kings to rule. 


All the King's horses and all the king's men
won't be able to put the economy back again, either
Of course, there would have been some riotous action by the hardcore government welfare users, but many people would have rejoiced in ridding themselves of the grand extortionists, the government and their collection agency.  But that kind of loss of control was never intended to happen; only to be used to frighten people into submission.  What they had planned was a long grind-  to crush hopes of future change over a longer period of time.        

"We have a social purpose.  We're very important. We help companies to grow by helping them raise capital.  Companies that grow create wealth.  This in turn allows people to have jobs that create more growth and more wealth.  It's a virtuous cycle.  We are doing God's work." 

-Lloyd Blankfein, CEO Goldman Sachs  

“The few who can understand the system will be either so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favours, that there will be no opposition from that class, while, on the other hand, that great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that Capital derives from the system, will bear its burden without complaint and, perhaps, without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.”

-Amschel Bauer Rothschild


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