Friday, September 30, 2011

The Economic Realities Created By Pigmen Fosters An Environment For Pig Thieves

First off, I should start with a clarification.  By pig thieves, I am not referring to the pigmen of Wall Street.   This is a story about literal pig thieves.  But it’s hard to dismiss the realities created by pigmen that fosters an environment of pig thievery.   

There is very little of what would be classified as truly evil or chronically unstable minds that represent a never-ending threat to society.   A substantial amount of many classifications of crimes are economic to some substantial degree.  As economic opportunity diminishes, crime always increases.  Always.  It also leads to a rise in gangs, rackets and other organized crime elements as we saw in the Great Depression.  Those seeking power always seek to rise to levels of authority whether that authority is a politician, a CEO or a head don of the mafia or a street gang.  What was the primary difference between John Gotti and Wall Street banksters?  Gotti wasn’t protected by politicians.  Wall Street plunders society under the protection of politicians and the rule of law.  Or as we have cited numerous times:

  "Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame and danger that their acts would otherwise involve. But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn't belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime." -- Frederic Bastiat

As money has become more and more scarce over the decades, courtesy of the criminal kleptocracy, the U.S. economy chokes even harder on its own vomit.  The realities of the facts are far different that the useful idiots and monetary dunces who argue the Federal Reserve is printing too much money.  (The Federal Reserve has bailed out criminals.  It is not guilty of printing too much money for the underlying economy as the most recent monetary dunce and new demagogy king, Rick Perry, said this week on Tout TV.)  

The primary element in the human condition is fear.  My experience is that very few people recognize the role fear plays in their lives but the flip side of fear is the basic human need of safety we all share.   The lack of money in the economy directly impacts the core human need for safety.  An unsafe mind becomes an uncentered mind.  An uncentered mind can easily become a destabilized mind.   Obviously there are more dynamics than just economics that drive crime but how many people would be stealing pigs if everyone who wanted to work was afforded economic opportunity providing a living wage?  If there was economic safety for every American, and regardless of what the prison in your mind believes, that is very much possible, what would happen to crime in our society?  

Remember, as we wrote on here before the world changed forever, the large prison population in the U.S. is telling us something more ominous.  It might be telling us we live in a violent society glorified by the war state but it is also telling us as the kleptocracy walks off with trillions of dollars of society’s money, the double standard employed by criminal elites lands an endless stream of people in jail.  Often for petty crimes and addictions.  Petty crimes and addictions caused in large part by the kleptocracy thieving our society of our economic safety and now our social safety nets.  All while the kleptocracy’s thievery is protected by politicians. 

Prison population dynamics may be the best economic indicator to determine the state of the U.S. economy.   With the largest per capita prison population of any major country…….  well…… it doesn’t take a genius to connect the dots.  Something is very, very wrong.   

The start of the explosion in prison population lines up exactly with our long time thesis (based on economic data) that the U.S. economic activity peaked around 1980.   What has happened since is nothing more than a generation of massive inflation.  Asset values have not increased because of instrinsic value one bit.  They have increased only because of a profligate criminal class enabled by political corruption.  The start of the explosion i prison population also lines up nicely with Reagan’s statist war on drugs,  Reagan’s trickle down or voodoo economics and and a few other dubious government policies started under Reagan.   I think we used to call Reagan’s deluded political belief system --->> Social Darwinism.   Ronald Reagan was the godfather of statism and economic voodoo espoused by elites.  Elites who hate democracy.  

Let’s see.  Statism - stey-tiz-uh m – noun -  the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic,political, and related controls in the state at the cost of individual liberty.   The war on drugs, war on poverty, war on illiteracy, the war on crime, the Cold War, the war on terror, trickle down economics……   How’s that working out for you?   Working out pretty well if you work for law enforcement, work in welfare and unemployment administration, work for the war state, work for the security state, work for a corporation or contractor in any of these endeavors, are an education administrator, work in the financial bubble, are one of the tricklers and not a tricklee or you work for the Wall Street banksters who fund these statist endeavors with the explosion in debt needed to keep this racket going.  By the way, Wall Street funds all of this while denying American citizens their economic and constitutional rights of denying them access to democracy’s capital ; a crime against humanity and an offense of treason.    

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posted by TimingLogic at 9:39 AM

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