James Howard Kunstler is one of my favorite authors and also one of my favorite blog sites. I would highly recommend that you look over his blog and specifically read his yearly predictions and compare them to reality. His books are worth the time as well.
His recent post “Things to come” is filled with his typical doom and gloom predilections, which unfortunately usually come to fruition. He opens with “As our politics creep deeper into a legalistic wilderness hunting for phantoms of Russian collusion, nobody pays attention to the most dangerous force in American life: the unraveling financialization of the economy.
Financialization is what happens when the people-in-charge “create” colossal sums of “money” out of nothing…”
He, of course, is referring to the next financial bubble that will burst. If people truly believe that policies enacted after the last bubble will protect them, they are wrong. These ‘bubbles” are created and highly desirable because they allow massive transfers of wealth from what remains of the middle class to the elite 1%. Those with a simple outlook on the way things work and who remain informed from the mainstream media, the internet and Facebook will fret over the hit that their 401K takes, but be relieved when some government program appears to bail them out. It will never occur to them that they were just robbed blind. They were screwed and not even kissed.
As the Summer Riot season approaches, I am more concerned this year than most. Patrick Buchanan’s article Are We Nearing Civil War? discusses the efforts of the Democrats and far lefts efforts to undermine the Trump administration. I have never been a fan of President Trump, I would have been much happier if Rand Paul was elected. At least it wasn’t Hillary, and Trump is our president. We are all in the same boat now and I really would prefer that it continues to float. I certainly would like to see him succeed in draining the swamp and to Make America Great Again. It is pretty apparent however that the establishment isn’t planning to go away without a fight. The minute you switch on your TV you realize that there is a full blown frontal attack targeting the presidency and they are doing their best to destroy the Real Donald Trump. At what cost?
Civil unrest, civil war (or revolutionary war depending on your perspective), war with the Koreans, the Russians, maybe the Balkan peninsula, no matter. At some point people will rally behind the flag, Nationalism will unite the divided, young men and women will die, and those ultra-rich, ultra-elite people without a country, those globalist will get richer. By-the-way, another great book yo read is The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by
This summer is different though. There are numerous “anti-Trump” groups and organizations. Groups like Antifa, which stands for “anti-fascist action,”, a network of loosely affiliated far-left anarchist and communist groups that orchestrate violence are becoming larger, more organized, and better funded. They are advocating violence. There a thousands of local and state militias forming, organizing and training. The vast majority of these groups have stated missions to defend and to protect the Constitution. The problem will become apparent when a group such as Antifa who advocates violence comes in contact to groups that aren’t going to back down. This may be a different type of bubble, but I assure you that the fallout will be epic and that someone will make a lot of money when the powder keg goes off.