Deep divisions

It appears there are more people grasping at straws of comfort when there are none than people who are angry at what Obama’s minders have turned Washington into.   Poor America – what a choice.

There’s a post coming up at 11:00 a.m. and I’m not going to alter it, though it was written yesterday, before the election.  ZeroHedge said yesterday:

The mood of the country continues to blacken. A simmering anger boils beneath the surface of an everyday façade of normalcy … This presidential election will only exacerbate the anger, disappointment, bitterness and fury among the populace, no matter who wins.

Over here, it’s a long way to our election perhaps but one can’t help but think that the silly people would go and put Labour in again, having learned no lessons at all from 1997-2010 and the reasons, it seems to me, would be roughly similar.   It’s an FDR moment where he sings “happy days are here again” and people believe him, they will it to be so.

Romney and Cameron are seen as toffs with no understanding and the sad thing is – the people are correct in this – they do have no understanding.

And so here we are now – this man doing great evil actually believed by a desperate populace and about to unleash his fury and bankrupt America, followed by war.   This is 1997 and Blair all over again or rather the following election when they hadn’t woken up to the smooth-talker yet.  This is four more years of Obama in bed with the money and the corruption so bad that America actually loses its sovereignty – but obviously America can’t see that – they see Romney’s money and a machine politician,  a fat cat and rejects him in favour of a wolf in bed with Them.

There have been many comments about the “religious nuts”, approving rape etc.   That seems to have been a large factor.   Amazing that the only face of faith is extremist in the media.   What about all the people quietly going about their business and basically believing in the old America, not extreme, not particularly bland – just Americans at home and work, worried about the future?   The media never portrays them.

Sure positive thinking can achieve much but not when a machine is stacked against people and they believe the lies, will themselves to believe them.   This was a retreat into a comfort zone, any comfort at all, pretty please, at a multi-trillion price tag, rather than facing the harsh reality.   The power of psychology, as DQS might say.

Mencken.

Vale America.

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Nice article via James W

The vote breakdown

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Washington Times:

All that for nothing. It was the billion-dollar election that did not decide one single damned thing.

Republicans control the House. Democrats control the Senate. And the White House remains in Democratic hands with absolutely no mandate whatsoever.

Another four years with no hope of change.

In this environment with this economy and all the gravely important matters pressing against the very existence of this country, it should have been a tsunami election. It should have been a landslide that sent President Obama into dust heap of failed presidencies. Instead, the election was about Big Bird.

It was the rape election. The contraception election. The binders full of women election.

It was about who was born where and whether she really could claim to be a Cherokee Indian.

It was about former president George W. Bush. And it was about gay marriage.

It was about the 1 percent and the 99 percent and the 47 percent.

It was about dancing freaking horses, for crying out loud!

Just about the only thing the election wasn’t about was the economy, which everyone agrees was the only thing voters actually cared about. People tend to really care about the economy when real unemployment reaches double digits, welfare rolls fatten by one-third, politicians rack up $16 trillion in debt and the largest tax hike in the history of the world looms just weeks away.

Yet that obviously is not what decided this election. Politicians were too busy talking all about Big Bird, rape and dancing horses.

The most disturbing issue of the election was how President Obama managed to win re-election in places like Ohio and Pennsylvania and Michigan by talking about the highly unpopular bailout of General Motors. By taking billions of dollars in hard-earned money from taxpayers during a deep recession and giving it to a couple of huge companies, Obama managed to buy the votes he needed to eke out re-election. Taxpayers remain on the hook to the tune of $25 billion.

Amazing.   And when googling what the election means for America,. the front page had no less than five pieces by Soros bumped up the rankings.   They own the machine.

2 Responses to “Deep divisions”

  1. Amfortas November 7, 2012 at 09:15 Permalink

    Who saw it coming? What did they do.

    This below happened in the few weeks before the elections. You didn’t read it in your newspapers nor see it on your TV news.

    The flood gates are creaking open but the noise is drowned out with Jimmy Savile, American Idol, some nonebrity’s frock popping open and restaurant cooking shows.

    5 things repatriating gold bullion says about the country

    http://www.brotherjohnf.com/archives/86486
    therealasset.co.uk / By Jan Skoyles / October 25, 2012

    This week few will have missed reports that Germany is getting closer to bringing its gold bullion reserves home. Following questions asked in Parliament earlier this year regarding the 3,396 tonnes of gold bullion, federal auditors have now instructed the Bundesbank to regularly inspect the gold bullion reserves held in the US Federal Reserve, Bank of England and Banque de France.

    Der Speigel also report that the Bundesbank is planning to ship 150 tonnes of the gold reserves from the New York Federal Reserve back onto home soil, over the next three years. It is also only now becoming clear that the Bundesbank reduced 1,100 tonnes of gold holdings with the Bank of England to 500 tonnes between 2000 and 2001.

    The mainstream media coverage of Germany’s actions (what little there is) regarding their gold reserves seems to have an underlying accusatory tone to it. It’s almost as if by the Bundesbank openly admitting it is looking out for its own finances, for its own country and its citizens, it is being unpatriotic to the global cause of pretending that a highly leveraged, fiat money, banker-centric, government-spending driven economy is exactly how things work best.

    Germany isn’t the first country to ask questions about its gold, let alone repatriate it. Switzerland is also raising plenty of questions and Venezuela finished repatriating their gold earlier this year. So what does repatriating the country’s gold say about the sovereignty?

    http://www.brotherjohnf.com/archives/90952
    ‘The big move’ in gold is under way, von Greyerz tells King World News

    http://www.brotherjohnf.com/archives/91034
    Royal Canadian Mint Buying 3 Million Ounces of Silver

    http://www.brotherjohnf.com/archives/90889
    The New Trend in Gold

    By The Hard Assets Alliance Team
    It’s not too often that you see a major shift within the gold market.

    The last such recalibration in sentiment for gold investors was the introduction of the first gold-backed ETF in 2004, and the subsequent explosion in exchange-traded products (ETPs) for bullion and precious-metals equities.

    Today, another tidal change is under way, as the flow of funds into structured bullion products ebbs. I think this shift – as you’ll read about in a moment – signals two things. First, it confirms that growing numbers of investors are increasingly nervous about the reckless monetary and fiscal paths being pursued on a global scale. Identifying this trend early on will let investors position themselves accordingly.

    Second, it tells me that acting now – securing the gold you want and need – is critical to withstanding the likely fallout ahead from the mountain of unpayable government debt and promised benefits. If we’re correct about the dismal future of all major currencies – the dollar’s inexorable decay in purchasing power and the “race to the bottom” between it and other currencies – then failing to act will greatly degrade your future standard of living.
    What is this new trend? It’s simple, yet powerful…

    Investors are shifting from paper to physical

    We began to watch this trend after it was reported last year that billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson dumped his shares in the ETF GLD, opting instead to purchase physical metal. Since then, the shift out of paper proxies for gold and into the metal itself has picked up steam, and it’s now clear that a new investor trend is under way.

  2. James Higham November 7, 2012 at 10:28 Permalink

    More later.

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