If it seems slightly out of place for an economics-oriented website to address the events this weekend in Milwaukee, bear with me for a moment.
It is really just another skirmish in a revolution that has been underway since the radical days of the 1960s.
The present move toward a Second American Revolution began in earnest when the Johnson Administration cooked up the Great Society program immediately after President John F. Kennedy was offed.
A quick study of revolutions shows the baseline information about what makes for a revolution is readily available – even on www.wikihow.com.
The steps are as follows:
- Pick a theme.
- Get the right people involved.
- Get the message out.
- Choose a strategy.
We are now at this last point: Step 1 under strategy is take action. Step 2 is work from within.
Step 2 is find a target. While Step 4 is to study and learn from past revolutions.
For Step 5 it’s try civil disobedience. This comes with Plan the Protest.
But after this, the lessons of past revolutions should begin to kick in and people should be well on their way to full-on revolution with a capital R.
One of president Obama’s mentors, Saul Alinksy, is famed for saying (roughly) that revolutions take time and require patience.
Yet we can see how every president since Kennedy has blown it and has seeded the path to AmRev 2.
We saw it in Johnson’s misnamed Great Society that promoted economic segregation by creating the Welfare Class.
More recently, we see how the Clinton 1 administration – like Regan and Carter before – encouraged the hollowing out of American business which left America with jobs mainly for what I think of as the Junior Elites. These are people with college degrees, a liberal inclination, and few hard-fought critical thinking skills.
Selling high-end computer technology to China didn’t help.
The Republicans are just as guilty as the Democrats,m since it was their arming of rebels in far off Afghanistan that led tdo the blowback operation in the history books as 9/11. Which, in turn, set off the Muslim jihadist part of the GlobalRev we are now in.
Militarization of local police departments and massive surveillance of the civilian population both by social media mapping and militarization of police departments can be laid at the feet of a Bush. This seemed like a good idea at the time, but do we really need MRAPS?
It was then easy for the Chicago political hack to seize the elements already emergent. Host Black Lives Matter at the White House. Point out (and correctly so) that the place was built using (in part) slave labor.
Then toss in the story-hungry m mainstream media. We’ve progressed from the era of Yellow Journalism to the age of Pixel Journos.
The statistics on crime are in fact misleading. Yet most black people believe that whites are “out to get them.” That’s what the inciters preach.
While true in some respects (institutional racism and ongoing discrimination both socially and in housing and jobs…it’s a long list), the role of police as aggressors is overstated in the press.
In the meantime, Milwaukee suffered through another night of tensions last night even though, curiously, the officer who did the shooting on Saturday afternoon is himself reported to be black. Ooops, but no walk-back, huh?
Still, what this weekend revealed – more than anything – are who the revolution inciters are.
Breitbart, for example, reports this morning an “Exclusive– New Black Panther Leader on Milwaukee: This is War.”
Meantime, in Georgia, a black suspect in a cop shooting. Now rioting reported. No demonstrations. No Social banter,,,message here?
Revolutions are binary in nature. They occur because two sides are polarized.
In this regard, the Obama administration is fomenting revolution in clear and undeniable terms. Sure, invisible to the soft-headed, increasingly genderless Junior Elites.
But the evidence is there for the taking: On the one hand agitating on one side of the racial divide with BLM as frequent guests at the White House.
Yet at the same time, pouring controls, arms, and dictates on the OTHER side – local police. Effectively taking over police department;s autonomy by consent orders.
Given that revolutions are binary, and since the embers are already glowing, you can pour more fuel on one side of a fire – and more oxygen on the other – and expect things to quiet down any time soon.
Presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton is also seriously “working” the racial divide. Hispanic angle. Word is out this morning how she’s lining up ILLEGALS to work on voter registration.
What’s the future hold? Well, a really cynical person might ask how BLM played into getting Hillary this frar: Remember when BLM forced Bernie Sanders off the stage at several venues including Seattle? Does Hil owe BLM?
So we begin this Monday on a rather somber note: Both political parties are somewhere between piss poor and ridiculous/terrible at looking out for the interests of Americans of the United sort.
We’ve got the Obama-Clinton Alinskyites with more racial tension (which means more government control, surveillance, regulation, and genders/racial marketing) on the one hand.
And on the other we have a successful businessman who can’t seem to keep his foot out of his mouth, and worse, now a “secret ledger” of cash for Trump’s campaign manager is reported in Ukraine.
If it’s real, Trump has no option but to fire Paul Manafort. If a Clinton dirty trick, the T needs to make it known while keeping the shoes out of his mouth.
This is an old dance. One corporations stand to win and one that regular folks – legal citizens of all colors stand to lose. Those with honest and open hearts have only higher taxes, more government intrusion, the usurpation of local government by the megaFed, as the “new industry” of racialization follows in the genderfication’s footsteps.
I’ve been curious for a long time:” “How will America monetize the racial divide now that we have seen bathroom contractors as the big winners of the gender-monetization project?” I mean everything’s a business model here, right?
As luck would have it, the NBPP (*New Black Panther party) and BLM aren’t the only inciters on the playing field.
We can’t leave out George Soros whose emails seem to have been hacked and reportedly show him.systematically exercising anti-Israel bias.
No, I suppose this is not a politically correct way of looking at things. But it fits the data. And those who are trying to shame present-day America for things done in the past are in my analysis working their own agenda.
And it’s one that has their interests at heart. Not mine or yours.
I was born in 1949. Became of voting age in 1967..
When politicians and groups want to go back further than Johnson in their efforts to foment revolution and division? I tell ‘em to piss off. It ain’t me babe.
The youngest of our kids was born in 1980 – which means 18 when president stained dress was around.
Sure you can “institutionalize” any problem you want, but look first to the failed welfare system and creation of the drug class, and the regulations in welfare that busted up black families.
Fix that – and sell reading, writing, and arithmetic and stop all corporate campaign contributions…then we could fix America.
In the meantime, look for BLM to visit the WH again soon while more edicts are issued to local cops by the Lynch Mob at Just Us. Feed both sides of the fire in classic Alinsky-fashion.
No action against inciters to violence – no liability, no apologies due, right? ‘Course not. That would ruin the kabuki of it.
It’s all a sick charade – a squeeze play. And we’re it.
I think I told you last week – or hinted – that the recent bombings in Thailand we likely the work of Muslim jihadists.
Well, lookie here: Time Magazine report over here says as much, but you need to get a third of the way into the article before it’s mentioned.
Ah, the veils of denial and political correctness…blinds all but the serious students of world affairs.
Weekly Data Points
The week is off to a slow start with the latest NY Fed Empire State Manufacturing Report just released:
“Business activity in New York State declined slightly this month, according to firms responding to the August 2016 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index fell five points to -4.2. The new orders index remained near zero, a sign that orders were little changed, while the shipments index climbed eight points to 9.0, indicating that shipments rose. Labor market indicators pointed to little change in employment levels and hours worked. The prices paid index edged down to 15.5, suggesting that input price increases remained moderate, and at 2.1, the prices received index reflected a minute increase in selling prices. Forward-looking indicators suggested that firms expected conditions to improve over the next six months, although the level of optimism diminished for a second consecutive month.
Tomorrow morning, the Consumer Price report will be out along with housing starts, permits and completions.
Then the Fed meets this week I don’t really expect them to touch rates now until the election is over – lest they be accused of interference. “:Fear the Talking Fed?” N o, not hardly.
When bonds roll, stocks will be the only game left standing and we will scream higher, lsays our work.
Thursday and Friday look like fine days to skip work completely if you’re in the money business, except of course, if the Fed actually does anything. But don’t hold your breath.
Calendar and facts aside, as our model has been predicting more upward action for the markets. Dow looks to open up 50.
OK, this is a problem? Well, yes, for outfits like Best Buy that get a lot of their sales revenue from pushing 4K out the doors…