Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. TESLA! Cathy Wood ARK Funds Bubble BURSTS! - 12th May 21
2.Stock Market Entering Early Summer Correction Trend Forecast - 10th May 21
3.GOLD GDX, HUI Stocks - Will Paradise Turn into a Dystopia? - 11th May 21
4.Crypto Bubble Bursts! Nicehash Suspends Coinbase Withdrawals, Bitcoin, Ethereum Bear Market Begins - 16th May 21
5.Crypto Bubble BURSTS! BTC, ETH, XRP CRASH! NiceHash Seizes Funds on Account Halting ALL Withdrawals! - 19th May 21
6.Cathy Wood Ark Invest Funds Bubble BURSTS! ARKK, ARKG, Tesla Entering Severe Bear Market - 13th May 21
7.Stock Market - Should You Be In Cash Right Now? - 17th May 21
8.Gold to Benefit from Mounting US Debt Pile - 14th May 21
9.Coronavius Covid-19 in Italy in August 2019! - 13th May 21
10.How to Invest in HIGH RISK Tech Stocks for 2021 and Beyond - Part 2 of 2 - 18th May 21
Last 7 days
Overclockers UK Custom Built PC 1 YEAR Use Review Verdict - Does it Still Work? - 16th Oct 21
Altonville Mine Tours Maze at Alton Towers Scarefest 2021 - 16th Oct 21
How to Protect Your Self From a Stock Market CRASH / Bear Market? - 14th Oct 21
The Only way to Crush Inflation (not stocks) - 14th Oct 21
Why "Losses Are the Norm" in the Stock Market - 14th Oct 21
Sub Species Castle Maze at Alton Towers Scarefest 2021 - 14th Oct 21
Which Wallet is Best for Storing NFTs? - 14th Oct 21
Ailing UK Pound Has Global Effects - 14th Oct 21
How to Get 6 Years Life Out of Your Overclocked PC System, Optimum GPU, CPU and MB Performance - 13th Oct 21
The Demand Shock of 2022 - 12th Oct 21
4 Reasons Why NFTs Could Be The Future - 12th Oct 21
Crimex Silver: Murder Most Foul - 12th Oct 21
Bitcoin Rockets In Preparation For Liftoff To $100,000 - 12th Oct 21
INTEL Tech Stock to the MOON! INTC 2000 vs 2021 Market Bubble WARNING - 11th Oct 21
AI Stocks Portfolio Buying and Selling Levels Going Into Market Correction - 11th Oct 21
Stock Market Wall of Worry Meets NFPs - 11th Oct 21
Stock Market Intermediate Correction Continues - 11th Oct 21
China / US Stock Markets Divergence - 10th Oct 21
Can US Save Taiwan From China? Taiwan Strait Naval Battle - PLA vs 7th Fleet War Game Simulation - 10th Oct 21
Gold Price Outlook: The Inflation Chasm Between Europe and the US - 10th Oct 21
US Real Estate ETFs React To Rising Housing Market Mortgage Interest Rates - 10th Oct 21
US China War over Taiwan Simulation 2021, Invasion Forecast - Who Will Win? - 9th Oct 21
When Will the Fed Taper? - 9th Oct 21
Dancing with Ghouls and Ghosts at Alton Towers Scarefest 2021 - 9th Oct 21
Stock Market FOMO Going into Crash Season - 8th Oct 21
Scan Computers - Custom Build PC 6 Months Later, Reliability, Issues, Quality of Tech Support Review - 8th Oct 21
Gold and Silver: Your Financial Main Battle Tanks - 8th Oct 21
How to handle the “Twin Crises” Evergrande and Debt Ceiling Threatening Stocks - 8th Oct 21
Why a Peak in US Home Prices May Be Approaching - 8th Oct 21
Alton Towers Scarefest is BACK! Post Pandemic Frights Begin, What it's Like to Enter Scarefest 2021 - 8th Oct 21
AJ Bell vs II Interactive Investor - Which Platform is Best for Buying US FAANG Stocks UK Investing - 7th Oct 21
Gold: Evergrande Investors' Savior - 7th Oct 21
Here's What Really Sets Interest Rates (Not Central Banks) - 7th Oct 21
CISCO 2020 Dot com Bubble Stock vs 2021 Bubble Tech Stocks Warning Analysis - 6th Oct 21
Precious Metals Complex Searching for a Bottom - 6th Oct 21
FB, AMZN, NFLX, GOOG, AAPL and FANG+ '5 Waves' Speaks Volumes - 6th Oct 21
Budgies Flying Ability 10 Weeks After wings Clipped, Flight Feathers Cut Grow Back - 6th Oct 21
Why Silver Price Could Crash by 20%! - 5th Oct 21
Will China's Crackdown Send Bitcoin's Price Tumbling? - 5th Oct 21
Natural Gas News: Europe Lacks Supply, So It Turns to Asia - 5th Oct 21
Stock Market Correction: One More Spark to Light the Fire? - 5th Oct 21
Fractal Design Meshify S2, Best PC Case Review, Build Quality, Airflow etc. - 5th Oct 21
Chasing Value with Five More Biotech Stocks for the Long-run - 4th Oct 21
Gold’s Century - While stocks dominated headlines, gold quietly performed - 4th Oct 21
NASDAQ Stock Market Head-n-Shoulders Warns Of Market Weakness – Critical Topping Pattern - 4th Oct 21
US Dollar on plan, attended by the Gold/Silver ratio - 4th Oct 21
Aptorum Group - APM - High RIsk Biotech Stocks Buy, Sell, Hold Investing Analysis for the Long-run - 3rd Oct 21
US Close to Hitting the Debt Ceiling: Gold Doesn’t Care - 3rd Oct 21
Powell: Inflation Might Not Be Transitory, After All - 3rd Oct 21
Original Oculus VR HeadSet Rift Dev Kit v1 Before Facebook Bought Oculus - 3rd Oct 21
Microsoft Stock Valuation 2021 vs 2000 Bubble - Buy Sell or Hold Invest Analysis - 1st Oct 21
How to profit off the Acquisition spree in Fintech Stocks - 1st Oct 21
�� Halloween 2021 TESCO Shopping Before the Next Big Panic Buying! �� - 1st Oct 2
The Guide to Building a Design Portfolio Online - 1st Oct 21
BioDelivery Sciences International - BDSI - High RIsk Biotech Stocks Buy, Sell, Hold Investing Analysis for the Long-run - 30th Sep 21
America’s Revolving-Door Politics Behind the Fall of US-Sino Ties - 30th Sep 21
Dovish to Hawkish Fed: Sounds Bearish for Gold - 30th Sep 21
Stock Market Gauntlet to the Fed - 30th Sep 21
Should you include ESG investments in your portfolio? - 30th Sep 21
Takeda - TAK - High RIsk Biotech Stocks Buy, Sell, Hold Investing Analysis for the Long-run - 29th Sep 21
Stock Market Wishing Away Inflation - 29th Sep 21
Why Workers Are NOT Returning to Work as Lockdown's End - Wage Slaves Rebellion - 29th Sep 21
UK Fuel PANIC! Fighting at the Petrol Pumps! As Lemmings Create a New Crisis - 29th Sep 21
Gold Could See Tapering as Soon as November! - 29th Sep 21

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

How to Protect your Wealth by Investing in AI Tech Stocks

It can't happen here, This is America

Politics / US Politics Jul 30, 2009 - 01:37 AM GMT

By: Michael_T_Bucci

Politics

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their Chinese counterparts finished toasting each other on "agreements" reached, Homeland Security announced its latest plans to thwart terrorism that includes the active involvement of citizens. "You are the ones who know if something is not right in your communities, such as a suspicious package, or unusual activity," said DHS Secretary Janet A. Napolitano. The public needs to be educated and engaged. Specifics were not given about the curriculum behind citizen education programs, nor were definitions of "suspicious" and "unusual" given.


Some long-standing predictions may be moving forward, say seasoned pessimists. Cyber-networks need securing because "we face a networked enemy, and we must meet it with a networked response," Napolitano explained. Presumably, cyber attacks like the one in early July on public web sites of Government agencies need to be thwarted by a "networked response", which DHS apparently failed to achieve. What constitutes a "network", intra- and internet are ones, and how to "secure" them and orchestrate a "response" were not disclosed. The identities behind early-July's attack were not revealed. She sidestepped the topic of DHS domestic eavesdropping programs already in place and ones forthcoming.

The City of New York, along with other cities, will be receiving funding for more transit police, described as "more boots on the ground" by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. There will be coordination of DHS data with local police. Napolitano said the goal was to "get to a point where we are in a constant state of preparedness, not a constant state of fear." Some have questioned whether "preparedness" can occur without the motivation of fear behind it, while others question why both events (US-China Partnership and DHS announcement) were demoted to sub-headlines rather than bold ones in America's news pages.

Though already in a constant state of war and economic dislocation, Americans are asked to add another "constant state" to their already overloaded gestalt of "constant" insecurities and worries over paying a mortgage, losing a job, or filing for bankruptcy. But brightening the picture are these: The reporting of "unusual" and "suspicious" activities by alert turn-in-your-neighbor Americans will be more vigorously promoted (civil rights issues aside). Data banks will be shared and networked through "fusion centers" (right to privacy guarantees aside). DHS promises it will not interfere with the "freedom of religion" (no mention of the remaining Constitutional freedoms). There will be more boots on the ground (marching in goose-step?). Champagne flowed in the Ronald Reagan atrium over a US-China marriage contract signed in secret (who gets the dowry and how much? Did Geithner swallow the canary?). But the best news of all is the Fed's beige book suggests "the pace of decline in economic activity has begun to stabilize" (operative words are "pace", "decline"and "begun". Rewritten it reads: "Economic Activity Declining At Stable Pace Now"). Finally, the Wall Street Journal highlighted the claims of several economists declaring "the recession is OVER!" It can't get any clearer. Can it get any better?

Yes it can! The New York Times reports "Poll Shows Obama’s Clout on Health Care Is Eroding". If so, the wealthy won't need to spend one hard-won dime on one more sickly mortal (one socialist ploy down, dozens to go...PR really works, doesn't it Rush?). Mass-layoffs continue and that will help buoy earnings reports to drive the market still higher until the ballparks are filled only with those in the Front Row Aisle and the announcing booths. Microsoft and Yahoo reached a deal on a combined search engine (what's another monopoly?). Pregnant women will be the first to get Swine Flu vaccine (hadn't they changed that Flu name in sensitivity to pigs? Besides, were these women even asked? Who cares, you say, Big Pharma will be immune from prosecution and make Billions. An investment opportunity! No socialism here.). Obama's approval ratings drop (good for you, Rupert).

And as for the Gold and Silver people, be shamed. You are wrong again. The Recession is OVER! Don't you read the papers? (Mmmm...Besides, I always thought Gold people were "unusual" and "suspicious". Didn't you, Janet?)

Obama may be Bush III, but the Chinese capitalists are not Mao II. Now with the new "partnership" between the U.S. and China (what's another monopoly?), along with the plebeians under control by more "boots on the ground", the "turn in your neighbor" DHS program, any forthcoming internet censorship to thwart cyber-terror, "fusion" databanks to chart and graph citizen movement (and thinking), manipulated security markets to maximize insider profits (supply and demand), an Army Division stationed in the Vaterland to thwart dissent, protest, disobedience and uprisings, a killer Flu scheduled for Fall (scheduled?), Market Bears rereading their charts, graphs (and Bibles)...well, I am editorializing and treating matters harshly - just like a paranoid. Rest assured, it couldn't happen here! This is America.

As you can see, aliens intent on mining the earth like they do the dark side of the Moon, enslaving earthlings into slavery through mind control and holographic delusions are NOT those controlling the markets or people of the world.

Together, America and China can do a better job. They have learned from each other. The Chinese have learned shrewd finance and marketing and its pitfalls; the American has learned social engineering and totalitarianism. The Chinese come with money and the American with a war machine. Formally, they call themselves "Partners", but it is a forced marriage.

But this too is the stuff of a paranoid. It can't happen here. This is America.

The town idiot was left to his declining sanity outside the border of the hamlet. I first thought him a fool over what he told me.

He said: "Your Government is not your government."

I replied: "You are a fool. That can't happen here. This is America."

He repeated: "Your Government is not your government."

I left thinking him "unusual" and "suspicious." Shortly after, someone reported him.

No, it can't happen here. This is America.

By Michael T Bucci

Michael T Bucci is a retired public relations executive from New Jersey presently residing in New England. His essays have appeared at Market Oracle and Global Research. He is the author of nine books on practical spirituality including White Book: Cerithous .

    © 2009 Copyright Michael T Bucci - All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.

    Michael T Bucci Archive

© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in