‘A true opium of the people is the belief in nothingness after death, the huge solace, the huge comfort of thinking that for our betrayals, our greed, our cowardice, our murders, we are not going to be judged.’
As you may have heard a winter storm swept across the northeastern US this morning. Luckily it came up the coast a little further east than expected, so we only received about six inches of heavy wet snow, which failed to drift in the high winds. Those further east got clobbered. Even with a snowblower clearing it was tiring, though.
The continuing fraud and inequality is taking a toll on the economy and society. Yes, the pigmen are emboldened and elated, because they see themselves winning. Things have not blown up in their faces yet, and the bailouts which they received from their grateful servants in government has made them feel almost invincible.
About 11 tonnes of paper gold were dumped on the market early, as part of the risk on theme of the technical trade, and the perception management surrounding a number of odious IPOs coming to market.
It will not last. And Trump and the GOP are going to own the next financial crisis and its aftermath.
This post was published at Jesses Crossroads Cafe on 09 FEBRUARY 2017.