As a “generalizer” I don’t look at the world the same as most folks.
Views around here are somewhat reminiscent of Ron Popeil’s superb products. “Slices, dices, and so much more…” (Did someone say “But wait, there’s more!” off mic?)
High-level generalizing begins with lining up your data sources. This morning, for example, I used the Drugged Report. As the eyes washed down over the headlines, I simply waited for a Generalized Keyword to appear. Got “Failed-Failing Narratives.”
UFO’s? Ure Serious?
A story in the UK’s Daily Mail “US has secret evidence of UFOs breaking sound barrier without a sonic boom” is a good starting point. Especially because a 180-day deadline will be along shortly, at which time even more details about the UFO/UAP’s will presumably be forthcoming.
The point is?
Narratives – stories programmed into voters and citizens by decades of liberal brainwashing – are falling apart.
Re-Segregation and Other Trends
News from Evanston Illinois, reports Reuters: “Chicago suburb’s plan to pay Black residents reparations could be a national model.”
What the champions of reparations don’t mention is that any payment based on race is inherently discriminatory and violates Equal Protection statutes. Would poor White, Latino, Asian, or Native claims be treated equally? Questions linger.
Another example of re-segregation? OK, in the story (if I’m reading it right) the PGA’s “Detroit’s tour stop to host event to create path for Blacks.” Which translates as? Seems White players can’t play for an entry Rules exemption in a special series, but Black players can? OK: Turning off golf, now. It joins other “pro sports” on our Do Not Watch list for endorsing soft re-segregation in any form. (<Tell me I’m not reading this right?>)
Will the PGA let Latino’s and Trans people play for “exceptions” to their Rules next? And where are the woke demanding the LPGA and PGA consolidate to avoid sexism? You see how this all rolls along? (The merger talk comes up from time to time on the golf circuit…)
Our generalized view is simply that, like UFO’s, the American narrative of “equality” is failing. Some are becoming more equal. Quickly.
It’s Not Just on Race, Gender, Etc…
The narrative “government by the people, for the people” begins to look a bit weak, too. Especially after reading how “Obama-era officials return to White House worth millions.” Government by Corporations for whom?
And this is atop the failing narrative that America has borders . Surely this ought to scare the hell out of Canadians. Go read “‘No end in sight’: Inside the Biden administration’s failure to contain the border surge.” But, hey! Maybe Canada can stop onward border jumping by requiring French fluency.
Race and Gender differentiation is one of the few recent growth Business Models in America. Joining government. Back-out differentiations and government and the American economy would be in decline. Race and gender studies, deans, departments and degrees in colleges and universities, public schools, counselors, lawyers. doctors… do the math. Division is a Growth Business Model – which is why it’s growing, capeesh?
Which we can’t afford, of course. So on roll the delusional states of mind. Tough on honest, egalitarian people of good heart, optimism, and cheer.
Which brings to mind a line from an email making the rounds for nearly a year, cited by Bill Shuey here:
“Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate to the US must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang-bangers who jump the southern fence are welcomed.
$5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for
“free” health care is not.
If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to
get into the country you go to college for free. And, pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us “racists”!
Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility and people are dying of a Chinese virus, but it is racist to refer to it as Chinese even though it began in China….”
The Google results on this are long, and who the actual author is may be debated.
The SitRep is that Modern Equality (amongst the woke) has twisted Genuine Equality into a competition.
Gender, race, religions – all want to be special. Generalized: The narrative failing is that America is a land of honesty, equality, and integrity. No more. The data argues persuasively otherwise.
Treating everyone absolutely THE SAME is what the word Equality means. America’s become arguably more stupid.
Speak, Jerome! Speak!
Click over to the Fed home page (here) after 8 AM and let’s see if the Chairman’s remarks can move markets.
As you might expect we’re watching for the headlines (and looking nervously at the 10-year Treasury Note which has nearly tripled since
August of last year.
Chicago Fed National Activity Indicator is out:
“Led by declines in indicators related to production and personal consumption and housing, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) fell to –1.09 in February from +0.75 in January. Two of the four broad categories of indicators used to construct the index made negative contributions in February, but all four categories decreased from January. The index’s three-month moving average, CFNAI-MA3, decreased to –0.02 in February from +0.46 in January.
“Negative contributions?” Hopium and hype leak.
After which, markets were mixed to slightly up, dreaming Herr Powell can dispense economic miracles. We tend to short hopium.
Notable – Or Not
Privacy Upheld: Supreme Court digital privacy ruling: Police need warrant to search phone. Good call, as we see it.
Brussel’s Sprouts (EU gang) is handing out sanctions “EU Approves Sanctions Over Russia, China, Myanmar Abuses.”
Luddites or Visionaries? “Russian Police Break Up Weeklong Anti-5G Protests.”
Incredulously, we noticed from CNN: “Behind the scenes at the Fish Hospital at Atlantis Dubai.” America’s being invaded, broke, equality is under attack, and the markets teeter on the brink and they’re covering what???
Oh, look! An electric bandwagon: “‘Das Auto’ Goes Electric As VW Takes On Tesla.”
With Spring here, our gardening article pick today is? “Fertilizing and amending soil on outdoor marijuana and hemp farms.”
A short column – and off to see what Powell says. After the CFNAI the Dow was down 24, but the S&P was up 7 and the NASDAQ was up 80-something. We will therefore look for the last of the Greater Fools to jump in long before re-shorting this pig of a market.
Have a productive day and write when you get rich,