There have been worse generations, but none have wasted so much, so fast, for so little.
It’s not clear exactly when America’s stranglehold over the world will be broken, but American “exceptionalism,” i.e., debt-dollar discipline is being broken, for reals, and for good. It’s really an amazing point in history. I don’t know when it will become apparent to all, but that end-time, when we discover Dick Cheney’s real negotiability, the actual mark-to-market value of “The American Way of Life,” cannot be far off. I’ve seen enough shocking viciousness, lawlessness, and moral depravity from our elites to know the jig is up sooner than later.
At this point, I am pretty firmly in Stoneleigh’s camp that one should be thankful for and use this time of suspended animation, this period of extend and pretend, to prepare for the inevitable and grim future of massive debt deflation. As she frequently warns, it’s okay to prepare for it too early, but it’s not okay to be late. In that vein, I offer the following photo-essay.