25 February 2017

The end of expediency.

One of a zillion efforts to explain it but nice and concise:
The debts, unfunded liabilities, demographics and diminishing pools of income to tap are beyond policy tweaks and minor cuts. Take a look at these charts to grasp the unwelcome realities: sorry, we can't "grow our way out of debt" because the debts and unfunded liabilities are simply too large and expanding at too fast a rate.

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. . . As the "growth fixes everything" model fails under the burden of skyrocketing debts, the harsh reality becomes unavoidable:

We haven't "grown" at all. What we've done is borrow from future generations to create the illusion of growth.[1]

The strife part is applicable because "Our political, social and economic systems have no history or memory of how to navigate this systemic Degrowth successfully."[2] Reduce my benefits and out-of-control spending? No way! Watch me vote for the nearest leftist enemy of sanity.

Our elites deliberately won't even notice the obvious degradation of the constitutional order. Obamacare, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug benefits, abortion rights, environmental protection, legal discrimination against white people, and homosexual marriage are nowhere to found in the enumerated powers delegated to the federal government in the Constitution.

Those are the easy issues and yet they were finessed by the Treason Class in favor of expediency. As the observant Steve Deace said some time back, "Expediency is always the wrong choice." Or words to that effect.

Now there is no more "expedient." The
  • soaring debt,
  • open borders,
  • racial fantasizing,
  • welfare bonanzas to encourage bastardy, crime, and urban destruction as never before seen,
  • sending factories to China, and
  • other lunatic initiatives
have foreclosed sensible options that could have been explored 40 years ago.

Welcome to the zero-sum world.

The Constitution was destroyed for expediency. Political and economic elites have betrayed their trust and it is for us all now to reap a bitter harvest of the dysfunction planted over the many decades of the last century and this one. The remains of an amazing country are what we can all pick through in the hope we can find a decent life.

Now someone please remind me why Mr. Trump is an illegitimate president.

[1] "This Is How the Status Quo Unravels: As the Pie Shrinks, Everybody Demands Their Piece Should Get Bigger." By Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds, 2/17/17.
[2] Id.

H/t: Zero Hedge.


Joshua Sinistar said...

Yeah they are scared. They are building underground bunkers in New Zealand and other out of the way places. Its all falling down. Those gated communities and walled off estates don't cut it anymore. Nowhere is safe. No place is immune. They bankrupted the Whole World. Some say this is some sort of plan. Like Hugo Drax where he destroys the Whole World and waits until its safe for him and his "people" to reclaim it as their own. I don't see it. If it collapses like this, there is no reset. It goes Mad Max Road Warrior, and Gold will still get you dead. Outside of White Western Civilization its not your money or your life, its your money AND your life, and everything else too.

Col. B. Bunny said...

Yes, those gated communities and walled off estates are being relied upon by their occupants on the assumption that attempts to breach their gates and walls will shortly be followed by the arrival of a functioning police force that itself has no need to scavenge for sustenance for their families. NZ sounds enticing but it too is assumed by the destructinators to have innate Eternal Civic Tranquility insurance.

I like your "money AND your life" point. Civilization is a very think layer on top of some nasty human realities that surface very rapidly when grocery shelves get cleared off.

The West has made softness a blessed virtue. I want comfort and freedom from consequences as much as the next guy but I know that either a very irritable dad or some unavoidable and very unpleasant laws of nature, economics, and arithmetic are never far from making their presence known.