May You Live In Interesting Times
We live in interesting times. Maybe if I take another nap, the bizarre world will have found its senses by the time I wake up. I doubt it, though. Let’s face it, like in George Orwell’s world, everything is backwards. For instance, bad news is good news for the Stock Market, now. Go figure. You see, good news might mean an increase in interest rates, so good news is bad news and bad new is good news. Got it?
Next item to consider: Hillary Clinton. The FBI will not seek her indictment, even though she broke the law. She didn’t mean any harm, is the basis of FBI Director Comey’s statement, so since she’s such a wonderful person, we won’t charge her. Of course the same FBI decided to charge Bryan Nishimura even though he merely had classified information stored on his personal computer, which, at the very least, is what Hillary did, which is against the law. He was indicted and pleaded guilty. Hillary? No. After all, she is running for President, and is a former Senator and Secretary of State. Bigwigs don’t get charged, silly.
I find the whole BlackLivesMatter thing, kind of weird. Don’t you? Sure, black lives matter. So do yellow, brown, red and white lives matter. And the whole White Privilege crap is pure hate. I’d like to know what I, a white male of advanced years, have gained because of my ethnicity? What privilege? I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I don’t get paid a couple of hundred thousand dollars to give a speech to rich bankers, like Hillary and Bill. I’ve worked all my life, dammit. Don’t tell me I’m privileged.
ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/Islamic State. They keep changing the name on me; kind of like what has happened to Blackwater. You remember ISIS, the guys with the Black flag, who drove into Syria and Iraq in brand new Toyota Hilux trucks, and began scaring the bejeesus out of the Syrians and Iraqis. They beheaded lots of people, remember? Seems the US supported them, then they didn’t, and then bombed them, but not really, until the Russians came in and really bombed them. There’s something very suspicious about that whole ISIS group. Who supplied them, anyway? Not me. And as Hillary pointed out: What difference does it make?
Then there is the whole Brexit thing to consider. Whew! It passed, but will they really exit? David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister, but not yet. He’ll stick around until October. And just as they (the anti-Brexit crowd) predicted, the Stock Market dived immediately after the results, but then the Market rose to where it was before the dive. Crazy, huh? I hear George Soros made a bundle on that. Go figure. Of course now, several Italian Banks are on the ropes, and Deutsche Bank is on the verge of collapse, it seems, and some Real Estate Investment funds in Britain have frozen their funds, but heck, they’ll do alright, when they get bailed out. I wish I could get bailed out, but I’m not in the 1%.
Europe and the EU are in such a mess. Muslim immigrants don’t understand, we are told, that it’s not nice to grope and rape white women. Who Knew? Of course it’s not because they are Muslim, and we mustn’t be Islamophobic. Neither must we be homophobic, or a host of other politically incorrect multi-syllabic words that are just a means of telling us that according to the “progressives”, we are evil, in a multitude of ways, but they are pure as snow, and care about “inclusiveness”. Of course we are not included in that “inclusiveness”.
Just to point out how bizarre this world is. I came across the following article:
No kidding. Have an interesting life, my friends. Enjoy the madness.