What Gives?

SUBHEAD: Most amazing is how quiet the world has been since 2001. The buildup of tensions are out-of-this world. By James Kunstler on 16 January 2012 for Kunstler.com - (http://kunstler.com/blog/2012/01/what-gives.html) Image above: Detail of the "Survive the Holidays" poster for the movie "The Darkest Hour". From (http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/5227-survive-the-holidays-new-poster-for-the-darkest-hour.html). The awesome exertions of the global banking system to evade the mandates of reality finally yield in a sickening slippage to epochal unwind. What a bad idea: to try to juke nature itself. In case you weren't paying attention over the weekend - and who really wants to? - the cosmic Brinks truck of free money went over a cliff, and the darn thing will keep free-falling until (at least) the American markets open again on Tuesday.
So, everybody and his uncle over in Europe got a sovereign debt downgrade and now the math changes for all the pretend bail-outs and back-stops that had been so exquisitely rigged through the long, nauseating autumn. Math is an annoying representation of reality, but hard to argue with. Bail-outs and back-stops finally became unaffordable even as poetic constructs.
Thus, we also approach the dreaded inflection point for the Credit Default Swaps (CDS). Nobody believes that this Mount Everest of jive bond "insurance" can actually pay out, since the first instance of any attempt will bankrupt everybody. And yet there are the holders of all that paper who will object to, say, an 80% haircut on their Greek (and other) bonds. Surely some of them will try to invoke their CDS contracts. What then? Three possibilities that I see:
1) all parties and counter-parties go down the drain faster than you can say Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch; 2) all parties declare in unison that CDS were a prank that should now just be ignored, as if the cast of Downton Abbey showed up naked at the dinner table; and 3) every sort of loan on God's Green Earth is instantly re-priced and the entire world turns into a flea market.
How will America do with its stock of slightly pre-owned Dunkin' Donuts stores, a million-odd Elvis lunch-boxes, and all those old videos of Friends? Don't you wish you'd invested in some hand tools?
In the background of these grave machinations lurks the tragedy of Iran. Subtract the Islamic maniacs who seized the levers of government there thirty-three years ago, and you'd actually find a perfectly modern society, complete with industries, skyscrapers, highways, TV shows, and people eating nice food in restaurants. One can understand why the last Shah was hated and resented. But here you now have a whole class of despotic maniacs much worse than the Shah ever was and they cannot be gotten rid of. Worse, they are devoted to exacting vengeance on the USA and its kindred western nations.
This may be just a tragic case of collective psychological scripting, but it is tending in the direction of a full-dress play-out. Our government believes that their government is determined to build an atomic bomb. Iran's government says, over and over, "...what an idea...!" The trouble is, our guys don't buy their vaudeville act. They will not be allowed to have a bomb, and that's all there is to it. We are doing everything short of all-out war to prevent it, but let's face it, a lot of these things could be construed as acts of war: Stuxnet attacks... blowing up nuclear scientists in their cars. These things are making already-crazy people even crazier, and more reckless.
If events continue down this path then there will be some action in the Persian Gulf. The oil markets will be thrown into disarray. Iran may sink a US naval vessel or two, but we know about their sunburn missiles and we won't put the whole fleet in harm's way, and before too long we will fuck them up very badly. The Iranians are capable of busting up a lot stuff in their neighborhood even as their air force is vaporized and their electric grid goes down. They could launch missiles into the Saudi Arabian oil terminals, for instance. Surely they will try to rain hell down on Israel. That would be a recipe for turning Teheran into an ashtray and a terrible tragedy for those otherwise normal Iranians who are not religious maniacs who wanted nothing more than to raise their children and once in a while go out for a nice lamb dinner.
I don't see any percentage in China and Russia coming into this rumble, though more than a couple of European nations may want to forget their troubles for a moment and, at least, cheerlead from the sidelines.
The result of all this - if the action doesn't get totally out-of-hand - is sure to be a gigantic step down in worldwide energy consumption, trade, and advanced economic activity. It would make the Great Depression look like a sit-com. The American suburban nexus would fail in a matter of weeks. The USA would have to commence the greatest work-around the world has ever seen. In the event, governments everywhere are liable to fall, even here, with elections postponed. There will be little in the way of real money to repair all the things that are falling apart.
Most amazing of all is how quiet the world scene has been, really, since 2001. The buildup of tensions must be out-of-this world. Something has to give.

1 comment :

Ray Songtree said...

Kunstler always gets it wrong, because he is missing key pieces in puzzle of understanding.

1) He doesn't understand that USA and UK, controlled by some kind of bank/military-industrial complex which has extensive long term 'social engineering' projects, had planned an economic controlled demolition for 2009-2010. The swine flu was supposed to be a panic pandemic but it fizzled, leaving world all set for martial law, but all the plans were scuttled.

2) Obama was placed, both parents were CIA, everything he has ever said was scripted ( see my research www.ask-obama.com )

3) Iran never said Israel should be annihilated, this was a false translation, and Iran has been demonized to make excuse for war. Their nuclear facilities have been regularly inspected and there is no evidence of weapons production, and all claims to contrary are a lie. We saw the same lies with Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Please see short Gen Wesley Clark interview on NPR where he found out in 2001 there was a list of countries US was already planning to take out, Iran being one. www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNOWeUH1PDk

3) Obama was never meant to have to run for office twice, we were supposed to be deep into panic martial law depression by now, but the planners keep getting there "Shock Doctrine" (see book) plans messed up. Obama has no campaign slogan now because anything he could say would ring hollow. Hope? Change? See Alex Jones films "Obama Deception" and "Fall of Republic". It is no accident that all the planners for 2008 financial scare and bailouts are safely working for White House. Obama is now 40 trillion in debt with continual printed money to keep things going until another disaster can be used as excuse for panic depression. War seems to be bad drug of choice, desperately being planned, before next election, where Obama has little chance of winning as Occupy and Tea party grow, legitimately, as foreclosures and true unemployment continue to get worse.

Friends, Don't be fooled by bump in tourism on Kauai now, due to scary gangsters in Mexico delivering tourists to Hawaii. (See Operation Fast and Furious)

4) Kunstler fails to understand how much of our news events are planned. Even our weather has weather modification programs continually in operation, delivering many seeming natural disasters. See my Haarp Page at www.afterenlightenment.com/haarp.htm

There is a race now between despotic control of future by the stated shadow planners cited by General Clark and evidenced by 'full spectrum dominance' infiltration of most of mainstream culture..... and on the other side of race is .... spirit.

The good side, the beautiful and fair side of the human being has been suppressed and oppressed and terrorized. Most people are afraid to even stand up to KIUC on Kauai! Personal sovereignty is coming back. All the lies by government are unsustainable.

Kunstler always gets it wrong because he is missing what the great conflict is on our planet. It is between the ego of the 'dominant culture' which wants to control everyone and nature herself, and the beautiful side as espoused by Buddha, Jesus, Gandhi, King, John Lennon, Marley, and even Michael Jackson in his final music and rebellion "They don't care about us".

So which side are we on? Will we live in fear and go along with shadow planners and their millionaire candidates and big money and big lies, or will we demand honesty, openness, empathy, cooperation?

Kunstler cares and has a heart, but he misses too many pieces of puzzle to be taken seriously. And his predictions are always wrong and will continue to be because he does not understand the forces at play.

Meanwhile, lets stop Globalist Smart Grid and Smart Meters on Kauai. Then we can go after our other poisons and corrupt good old boys on Kauai and clean this place up! :) Ray Songtree KauaiTruth.Com

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