Beware The Ides Of March!
I have two Youtube videos to share that, while equally serious and departing from more or less the same starting points, arrive at different conclusions.
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The first is a monologue by Tucker Carlson that I picked up via Thomas Lifson’s post:
That prediction comes at the very end of the segment, and I’ll provide Lifson’s transcript of that prediction. What leads up to it is Tucker’s review of the narratives of Neocon warmongering—Lindsey! and Cotton and some other demanding: War now!—and MSNBC talking “heads” with their Putin’s lackies narrative to attack anyone who doesn’t want war. Well, it’s too late. We’re already at war and you didn’t have a say in that. The only real question is: How do we get out of this mess? You can tell—and Tucker strongly suggests this—that the “top brass” know this is crazy and don’t want any more war. Sure they talk about “digging deep” to supply Ukraine, maintain that we’re working to give Ukraine everything Ukraine “needs”. Not wants, of course—”needs”, as defined by us. It doesn’t take much to realize that they know we’re basically tapped out, short of launching nukes—since we have no conventional force capable of threatening the Russian homeland. But still the crazies yammer on. I don’t watch MSNBC, so I’ll admit to being shocked at the swinishness of their people. You can see them slavering at the thought of locking up dissidents from their continuing Russia Hoax:
[T]he second we actually go to war with Russia, they will use that as a pretext to crush all dissent. Dissent is not allowed in wartime. And that's what this is really about (in addition to their personal enrichment). It's about changing the domestic politics of the United States. The second we can all say that we are at war with Russia, not 'in effect' but in reality in a hot war which is what they want, that's the moment you are no longer allowed to express your opinion. And the penalty is jail during war.
Note that Tucker correctly identifies the global war as, in a sense, primarily domestic in its ultimate goal. A war on the American people who dissent or still think for themselves. Yes, of course, our rulers are desperate to remain the sole global hegemon, but to maintain that role requires maintaining an iron grip on politics in the US. No dissent. He also gets into our “woke” “banking” system. The whole video is riveting:
The second video is actually more hopeful. Kind of. It features Douglas Macgregor and covers a wide range of topics, but finishes up with some bold predictions that are very much focused on the domestic front. After discussing the drone stuff, and the war mongering—all war all the time—featuring David Petraeus, Macgregor (like Tucker) ties the war mongering into our domestic troubles, and especially our financial troubles. Here’s his conclusion, which I hope will induce readers to watch the whole thing:
Remember, large numbers of people in Washington, in the defense industries, in the political structures--they're all making lots of money. They're benefiting enormously from the largesse that flows from these military commitments. Y'know, Britain took an estimated $40 trillion in wealth out of the British Empire--especially India. Most of that wealth came from India. India was the jewel in the crown. Now, by the time you get to World War 2 India is no longer producing that kind of wealth--in fact, some people would argue it wasn't producing that kind of wealth by World War 1. But when did the British finally leave India? When their debt to GDP ration was 240% in 1946. They were broke. And we ran them into bankruptcy, by the way.
Now we are running ourselves into bankruptcy. And what you are seeing unfolding, I think, has a very high probability of becoming far, far worse than anything you saw in 2008. Now, I could be wrong. There are lots of people saying, Oh, no, that's impossible—we'll master this crisis! And, of course, at the end of the discussion the answer is always the same: We'll buy more Treasuries, and we'll print more money. Well, God bless and good luck with that. I think those days are over, and I think we're gonna watch this entire house of cards collapse.
Now, when that happens, no one in Washington or anywhere else is gonna give a damn about what's happening in Ukraine, or Southeast Asia, or South Asia, or Northeast Asia, or anywhere else. We're gonna bring the troops home, because we can't afford to keep them there. You're gonna see fleets of ships docked on the East and West coast, because we can't afford to keep the surface fleet at sea. And then the question is, Well, if we don't do that the world will end, right? No, it won't. We're gonna discover that it didn't make that much difference to begin with. That we've been scammed. We--the American people. But we're not there yet, but I think that's where we're headed.
I'd be surprised if "President Biden" is still in the White House in 90 days.
Now, this is just an idea, but when is three months (90 days) from now? It’s in June. Is the significance of that time frame the fact that June is the deadline for converting all LIBOR into SOFR transactions, and a bunch of other monetary/financial deadlines that Luongo has been warning about? It could be. Incredibly, Napolitano didn’t ask Macgregor to explain why he said that.
Anyway, the hope in this, as I see it, is that if things get to this point the American people may finally wake up to the scam of Empire, and who’s behind it. In that sense, if that comes to pass, we may end up thanking God that the Dems and RINOs betrayed our election system and wound up at the top of the house of cards. It won’t be a happy time, but it could lead to better times for America as a nation because, in addition to no one caring about Ukraine and the scam of Empire, So here’s the full video: