I read recently something that was quoted from somewhere. Sorry, but that’s what I have…
Essentially it goes like this, “the last war America fights will be against it’s own people…”.
Any of you ever think that maybe, if we have one more global round with whomever, the American people might use that time to better prepare themselves for that last fight? Maybe it’s a good thing that we get involved in just one more.
While the Achilles heel to the endless “economic data” BS coming out of China may be its electric production and demand, both of which show a vastly different picture than what the Beijing politburo’s very wide brush strokes paint, the US itself is not immune from indicators that confirm that anything the BEA dishes out should be taken with a grain of salt. One data set that we showed recently that paints a drastically different (read slowing) picture of the US economy which we noted recently is railcar loading of waste and scrap for the simple reason that “The more we demand, the more waste is generated by that production.” Of course, the propaganda manipulation machinery only focuses on the “entrance” of production, and completely ignore the “exit.” But an even far more important metric of the general health of the US economy may be none other than broad energy demand, in the form of petroleum deliveries and gasoline demand. If this is indeed the relevant metric to observe, then things are about to get far, far worse. As Dow Jones notes: “U.S. petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, fell by 2.7% in July from a year earlier to the lowest level in any month since September 2008, the American Petroleum Institute, an industry group, said Friday.” It gets worse: “Demand in the world’s biggest oil consumer, at 18.062 million barrels a day, was the weakest for the month of July since 1995, the API said. Year-to-date demand is down 2.3% from the same period in 2011.“
Macro factors make a difference. Showing, yet again, that the ‘miracle of China’ is so much bovine excrement.
So… let’s see here: huge disparity between what is represented and what the reality is… a crucial political election… and a regime that many have accused of misreporting critical data for years (even if others captured media outlets accuse the former of being conspiracy theorists)…
Why… could this possibly mean that every piece of data out of the US is just as made up and just as meaningless? Now that would be truly unpossible.
I have faith in the real American people. The people who are moral and virtuous. The people who understand the concept of both honor and sacred Honor. The people who will stop putting their future in the hands of politicians. The people who will sacrifice everything to give their children back their Freedom.
I respectfully disagree. We are not moral & virtuous. In fact, I cannot remember back to a time in my life when we were either of these. Tough, resourceful, independent, yes. Morality and virtue? Not so sure.
Now, before you start firing up that email client or hammering down the comment section, let me clarify. There are those who walk among us who are. In fact, there are lots of them. My point is that the majority of my countrymen are not. The III% are few an far between. They are the exception rather than the rule and that is my point.
Cheap money, nice, fine, touring saloons at low interest rates over 60 months. A 3000 sq ft shoddily built house that in reality resembles an ATM rather than a home. Careers spent chasing the next comma in your annual income instead of stepping out and doing or making. This is what Americans are now.
Sir, I appreciate your post more than you could ever know, and hope to God almighty that I am completely wrong in my opinion.