Being Chelsea Clinton
‘There’s going to be a new world order out there and we have to lead it.’
Stop the presses!
‘The US central bank is prepared to raise interest rates by bigger steps than the quarter-point hike announced last week if that is what’s needed to contain “much too high” inflation, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Monday.
‘“If we conclude that it is appropriate to move more aggressively by raising the federal funds rate by more than 25 basis points at a meeting or meetings, we will do so,” Powell said in a speech to an economics conference.’
The Fed is stuck in a pudding of its own making. It held interest rates to the floor…where speculators, consumers, businesses, and the government got used to gliding along on ultra-cheap money.
Now, if it were serious about fighting inflation, it would have to boost rates by as much as 1,000 basis points — 10% — to get ahead of rising prices. But even a smallish move in that direction will almost certainly crash the stock market and the economy.
What to do? Pretend to do battle with inflation…and change the subject as soon as possible! That’s where the obsession with Russia comes in.
Jen Psaki said last week: ‘We destroyed the Russian economy.’
Why did we do that? Russia has never done anything to harm the US. Nor had we a mutual defence alliance with Ukraine.
But we gave up trying to figure out the ‘why’…and switched to wondering about the ‘who’. Yes, dear reader, we’re digging a deep hole…hoping to get down the bedrock, where we might finally understand what is going on. Following the money, we already noted that there were some — the military and related industries — with an obvious interest in keeping the pot boiling. But the anti-Russian hysteria is far wider…involving many people who have no obvious reason to support a dangerous and costly sanctions war. What’s their story?
Chelsea Clinton, for example.
She is one of a whole class — or caste — of ‘Western’, globally-minded, well educated, privileged people — many of whom have never worked for a real business or made a payroll or satisfied a customer. That is, they have never actually ‘given’ anything to anyone that would entitle them to receive anything in return.
They may have no idea how the real world works…and yet, they think they know what is best for everyone.
Which is to say, they think all nations should fall into line with the ‘new world order’. All should worship the same god (mammon)…vote for the same politicians (Democratic…or Republican)…drive the same cars (electric)…foreswear the use of fossil fuels…describe husbands and wives as ‘partners’…undergo anti-racist training…believe the same Keynesian macroeconomic claptrap…and speak the same language…business English.;
But wait. There’s more to the formula.
Not only do all of the members of the ‘democratic alliance’ stand four-square for vaccines…and against Russia…they also depend on debt finance and artificially low interest rates to keep themselves in business. All use the dollar as a reserve currency. And all now face more or less the same ‘inflate-or-die’ trap. Either they keep inflating…or they have to reckon with debts that can’t be paid and promises that can’t be met.
And all are now engaged in a synchronised rip-off…in Europe as well as the US. The inflation machine is what keeps the elite furnished with power and money. They must keep inflating…robbing consumers and savers with a vicious inflation tax so as to keep themselves flush.
In other words…our beat here is money. And we think money plays the lead role in this whole, sordid story.
Sticking with Ms Clinton, as a specimen of her ‘caste’…
She posted on Twitter:
Why would she think so? And why would anyone care what she thought? But there she was in the headlines. Her co-caste members throughout the media elite broadcast it far and wide. After all, they thought so too!
This was not just a silly, privileged White woman blah-blahing. She was speaking ex-cathedra on behalf of the ‘liberal world order’. Of course, there is nothing ‘liberal’ about trying to prevent free speech. It’s what dictators do. And totalitarians. Communists and crackpot führers. People who think only they have the truth…or who don’t want others to get it.
The ‘liberal’ order that arose in the 18th-century enlightenment recognised that no one has a monopoly on the truth. Instead, day by day, ideas — good and bad — collide. The truth is found in the wreckage. The First Amendment to the US Constitution is supposed to guarantee that accidents continue.
But everywhere you look, the vigilantes are patrolling the internet…stopping traffic and trying to make sure that no ‘bad’ ideas get onto the streets, even in jest. At a recent film festival, John Cleese joked to a Black comedian that her ancestors had gotten ‘free passage’ to the US.
Oops. Taboo. No can say. Not in the land of the free. Newsweek reports that the star was immediately hit by a ‘backlash’.
In the US, supposedly ‘free enterprise’, private companies have been goaded to absurdity by citizens, such as Ms Clinton. They are marshalling not just the power of the Biden administration, or the US government, or the defence industry and its lobbyists at work, but of the Entire Elite Establishment, which reaches far beyond matters of war and peace…and far beyond US borders.
And where did Ms Clinton get the idea that free speech should be limited to what she thought was correct, stifling all further discussion?
She got it in school!
Stay tuned tomorrow as we continue following this thread. We’re not sure where it leads…but we’ll find out!
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