Back to the Usual Grift

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‘Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws!’

Mayer Amschel Rothschild,
founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty

We are on our way back to the US. Our first stop is the local capital city, Salta.

After nine months in the Calchaquí Valley, it seems odd to walk on pavement…to hear so much noise…and to see so many people, all with their faces covered. Masks are obligatory here.

But do they make any difference? Apparently not. Here’s The New York Times:

A new study questions whether masks protect wearers. You need to wear them anyway.

Researchers in Denmark reported on Wednesday that surgical masks did not protect the wearers against infection with the coronavirus in a large randomized clinical trial. But the findings conflict with those from a number of other studies, experts said, and is not likely to alter public health recommendations in the United States.

You need to wear them anyway,’ says the NYT. But why?

Because Christians wear crosses. Jews wear yarmulkes. Sikhs wear turbans.

And in the feds’ new religion, the faithful must wear the holy rag. They must give the fist bump and believe in the infallibility of Dr Fauci and the other high priests. Only they can save us from the wrath of the Great Plague.

Praying for deliverance

And of course, we’re all on the edge of our pews — waiting for Pfizer or Moderna to come through with the talisman we need to ward off the evil spirits.

In Pfizer’s test — this is ‘science’, remember — they lined up 43,538 people to prove that their latest juju works.

Trouble was, they couldn’t get the damned guinea pigs to get sick. As we read the numbers, the mammalian immune system…refined over approximately 285 million years…was the real winner. It was 99.97% effective at preventing serious illness in the whole group.

Only nine of the placebo group developed any serious illness, and only one of those who got the vaccine.

That hardly seems very scientific to us, but it was enough for Pfizer to declare their elixir 95% effective!

No matter that it is all hocus pocus. As Dr Fauci said, this is not the time to think independently, or to think at all. This is the ‘time to do what you are told’. So we bow before the new gods…and pray for deliverance.

Fake everything

But let us now turn from the gods to Mammon. Here at the Diary, we focus on the money. Or, more precisely, on the fake money that the US tricked up in 1971.

We focus on the money, not because we especially care about money itself, but because so much of life depends on it.

Money is what we use to keep track of time…effort…luck…forbearance…self-discipline…energy…raw materials…sweat…innovation…and all the other things that go into creating real wealth.

Fake the money, and you also fake up the whole archipelago of rigors, relationships, and realities that rule our lives.

We don’t use money simply to measure the value of a ton of grain or a new Mercedes. We use it to measure ourselves and others.

We have a ‘two-bit’ (25-cent) lawyer…and we recognise the fool by how fast he and his money part ways. In England, someone is as ‘nice as nine-pence’ or as ‘queer as a nine-bob note’.

As for the two political parties in the US, as former four-term governor of Alabama George Wallace once remarked, there’s ‘not a dime’s worth of difference between them’.

Fake money fakes up everything…and brings the two parties even closer together. It makes it easier for them to collude — to increase their own power and wealth at the expense of the public.

Rather than have to beg for money from the taxpayers…or borrow it from the future…the feds can ‘print’ it. Without this printing press money, for example, this year’s $7 trillion spending lallapaloosa would have been impossible.

As would this year’s presidential contest…

Cruel fate

Poor Donald Trump was outspent, on TV ads alone, by two to one — about a billion dollars more was spent by the Biden team.

Where did the money come from? And why did it flow to a hacky has-been?

Well, the hack is promising to return things ‘back to normal’.

Donald Trump actually did more for the insider elite than any president since Franklin Roosevelt. He filled the swamp with more fake money than any of them.

The biggest donors to Joe Biden came from Wall Street. Donald Sussman. Jim Simons. Seth Klarman. Michael Moritz. The hedge fund managers ‘gave back’ some of the fake profits Donald Trump had given them…but to his opponent!

Yes, the ingrates considered Trump unreliable, unpredictable, and embarrassingly uncouth. They laughed at him…they undermined him…and in the end, they drowned him in the swamp he had helped create.

Cruel, cruel fate.

And now…with the whirling dervish Trump finally becalmed…the hack packing his bags for the move into the White House…and false prophets preaching salvation…

…we are all ready to get back to the usual grift.

Stay tuned…


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Bill Bonner,
For The Rum Rebellion

Since founding Agora Inc. in 1979, Bill Bonner has found success and garnered camaraderie in numerous communities and industries.

A man of many talents, his entrepreneurial savvy, unique writings, philanthropic undertakings, and preservationist activities have all been recognized and awarded by some of America’s most respected authorities.

Along with Addison Wiggin, his friend and colleague, Bill has written two New York Times best-selling books, Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. Both works have been critically acclaimed internationally.

With political journalist Lila Rajiva, he wrote his third New York Times best-selling book, Mobs, Messiahs and Markets, which offers concrete advice on how to avoid the public spectacle of modern finance.

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