There is some good news out there, and Karen Kwiatkowski has found it. From Kwiatkowski at lewrockwell.com:
Before I explain how wonderful the COVID-19 era is, and is going to be, for us and for liberty, I must give a nod to the very real concerns about agriculturalization of human beings by the state. The new American project seems to be about converting the amber waves of Republican grain into one giant CAFO, complete with centrally controlled feeding, mandated meds, and plenty of one-way alleys and head-gates.
We are not all drinking Brawndo, not yet.
While the state prefers that we be sheep, we should approach the government herd like a well-trained border collie, from rear vantage point, with a keen and focused eye. What is the herd doing, and why is it doing that? Where are the leaders, and where are the idiots (not mutually exclusive, of course)! What is our objective for the herd? After all, the border collie is as smart as any advanced four year old, knows its job, and has confidence in its ability to manage toward a goal. Further, he has no doubts at all that he will be successful.
Who says they don’t ring a bell at the top? From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Just a few months after a record number of survey respondents said that the US is late cycle, a recession is imminent, and generally were “the most bearish since the financial crisis”, the latest just released Fund Manager Survey from Bank of America has confirmed that nothing is ever quite as wrong as consensus. The reason: in the past two months optimism across Wall Street professionals has exploded, and FMS investors have now fully reversed the bearish bent, pricing out recession risks as global growth expectations jumped a record 66% – an unprecedented reversal from the -50% in June – and recession fears plummeted 33%, in what BofA said was “a dramatic turnaround from the Most Bearish FMS since the GFC in June 2019.”
And to think all it took was a $350BN expansion in the Fed’s balance sheet – with another $500 billion on deck – to force a dramatic U-turn in “professional” opinions about the future.
Pessimists are not the ones who move the world. From Caitlin Johnstone at steemit.com:
Off the top of my head I have a hard time thinking of anything sleazier than smearing peace talks in order to gain partisan political points, but that has indeed been the theme of the last few days when it comes to the Singapore summit. Liberal pundits everywhere have been busily circulating the narrative that Kim Jong-Un “played” Trump by getting him to temporarily halt military drills in exchange for suspended nuclear testing. It was the most fundamental beginning of peace negotiations and a slight deescalation in tensions on the Korean Peninsula, but the way they talk about it you’d think Kim had taken off from Singapore in Air Force One with the keys to Fort Knox and Melania on his lap.
I’m not sure how far up the military-industrial complex’s ass one’s head needs to be to think that one single step toward peace is a gigantic take-all-the-chips win for the impoverished North Korea, but many of Trump’s political enemies are taking it even further.
Senate Democrats have introduced a bill to make it more difficult for Trump to withdraw US troops from South Korea, because while you can always count on Capitol Hill to make it incredibly easy for a president to deploy military personnel around the globe, giving that same office the power to bring troops home is a completely different matter.
Surprising no one, MSNBC’s cartoon children’s program The Rachel Maddow Show took home the trophy for jaw-dropping, shark-jumping ridiculousness with an eighteen-minute Alex Jones impression claiming that the chief architect of the Korean negotiations was none other than (and if you can’t guess whose name I’m going to write once we get out of these parentheses I deeply envy your ignorance on this matter) Vladimir Putin.
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