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Kunstler Warns: “Enjoy The Last Few Weeks Of Relative Normality”

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Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,

End Times At The OD Corral

Personally, I believe that the plodding, implacable Robert Mueller, white knight of the Deep State, will flush the Golden Golem of Greatness out of office, probably on some sort of money-laundering rap having nothing to do with “Russian meddling.” Anderson Cooper will have a multiple orgasm. Rachel Maddow will don a yellow hard-hat and chain-saw a scale model of Mar-a-Lago to the glee of her worshippers. The #Resistance will dance in the streets. And then what?

I doubt that Mr. Trump will go gracefully. Rather he’ll dig in and fight even if it means fomenting a constitutional crisis. He’ll challenge Mr. Mueller on veering into matters unrelated to alleged Russian pranks in the 2016 election. He may well attempt the self-pardoning gambit. He will have a lot of support out in the Deplorable gloaming. But, at some point, I expect a bipartisan consensus to emerge in congress that the guy has got to go. He’s making it impossible to conduct even the routines of bribery and domestic collusion that Washington exists for. Nobody is getting paid — at least not the bonuses they’re accustomed to seeing.

The 25th amendment is still the best tool for the job. Unlike impeachment, it doesn’t require much in the way of standards of evidence or any Mickey Mouse niceties of due process. It doesn’t take months and months of tiresome legal gamesmanship, no committees or reports. You just get a small number of cabinet members and congressional leaders to agree that the President is “unfit” — which can mean anything, really — and he’s chopped. General Kelly may be enlisted to pry Mr. Trump’s smallish fingers from the doorjamb and shove him into the waiting limo in the porte cochère for the long sad ride up the Jersey Turnpike.

Enter Mike Pence, slated to be a kind of combination Millard Fillmore / Herbert Hoover. Who knows what really lurks behind the bland Pencean facade, but on the off-chance that he may be a decent fellow of average intelligence, the fates have a way of casting such accidental leaders into ignominy despite their theoretical virtues. Surely, the Deplorables of Flyover Land will not like the dumping of their Golden champion one bit. I’d stay away from post offices and other parcels of federal property for a while. If a bunch decides to march on the nation’s capital, it will be a messier affair than anything the hippies pulled off back in the day, perhaps the first battle of Civil War 2.

The financial markets wobbled and puked on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, finally mirroring the tremendous stresses in our politics. They’ve been every bit as jacked on unreality as the two major parties for years now. The markets, after all, are not the economy itself, just indexes of the supposed values of things, stocks, bonds, gold, soybeans, etc., and the Federal Reserve has been jamming hallucinogens down their craw since the last little seizure in 2008.

The markets don’t seem to like the new chairman of the Fed, a cipher named Jay Powell. In his first big public performance since stepping into Janet Yellen’s tiny shoes this week, Powell managed to do a complete 180 in 24 hours on whether his outfit will stick to four rate hikes this year… or maybe just ride to the rescue of the floundering markets with their old tricks of lowering interest rates and “printing” shitloads of new “money” to get those animal spirits going again in the S & P.

Absolutely nothing Powell’s Fed might try, will work. In fact they will only make the cratering indexes fall deeper and harder, along with the value of the US dollar. Interest rates can’t go any higher, anyway, without blowing up half the paper obligations on earth. Businesses will be terrified to transact. You can’t do much with a crippled financial system. The authorities and the news media will call it a “recession” but a sore-beset public will know it is the start of something a whole lot worse.

As a nice side-dish to this banquet of consequences, the Democratic party will be deprived of its only reason to live the past two years: to shove Donald Trump off-stage. And the Republicans will be blamed twice over: once, for not coming to Trump’s defense, and again for getting behind him in the first place. Enjoy the last few weeks of relative normality.

via www.zerohedge.com

6 COMMENTS

  1. Subject: TRUMP ATTACKER’S

    TO SUBVERSIVE TRUMP ATTACKER’S

    YOU HAVE MORE TO WORRY ABOUT THAN THE POLICIES OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION!!!

    CONSIDER IF YOU WILL THE [ ISSUE ] OF [ GLOBAL WARMING ] WHETHER YOU CARE TO OR NOT???
    The facts are that this year will be much HOTTER than last year and the reason is NOT DUE TO EXCESIVE CARBON DIOXIDE OR CARBON EXHAUST FROM COAL BURNING PLANT’S???
    THE MIDDLE EAST HAD TWO WEEKS OF TEMPERATURE’S IN EXCESS OF 158 DEGREES LAST YEAR!!!
    CROP’S are ripening faster this year due to the longer day’s of sunshine!!! Previous year’s we had 14 hour’s of sunshine and 10 hour’s of darkness. This year to date we have had 15 hour’s of sunshine and 9 hour’s of darkness. The corn crop and Cherries from California are available NOW and those crop’s usually aren’t available in the eastern states until July??? The SUN at 6;ooPM is 50 degrees above the Horizon and at 7;ooPm is still 25 degrees above the Horizon when it should be ON the Horizon???

    What does this mean,you say??? Well, normally the Earth’s AXIS wobble’s 13 degrees toward the sun and back over 21 year’s as verified by Pharoah’s DREAM, as interpreted by Joseph in the bible, with the 7 year’s of plenty, followed by 7 year’s of average growth, again followed by 7 years of poor crop’s,RIGHT??? That interpretation saved Egypt from starvation and Joseph’s reward was to be placed 2nd in command of Egypt under the Pharoah,RIGHT???
    The fact that the SUN is further than normal above the Horizon indicates that the EARTH’S AXIS has been tilted even further than the normal 13 degree’s toward the sun, that has resulted in Global Warming!!! The extra hour’s of daylight has produced earlier ripening of the crops and larger size’s of certain other crop’s ???
    What could have caused this phenominon, you say??? Possibly an Atomic Explosion detonated at the wrong time at the wrong location,RIGHT??? HOW CAN THIS BE CORRECTED, you ask??? By another Atomic Explosion art the RIGHT PLACE at the RIGHT TIME IF THERE IS SOMEONE who can determine the TIME and COORDINATES of such an EVENT,RIGHT??? Otherwise, it is in GOD’s hand’s, RIGHT???
    SO, UNLESS YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN DO THIS, GET THE [ HELL ] OFF TRUMPS’ IMPEACHMENT CASE AND HOPE AND PRAY THAT HE CAN FIND SUCH A [ GENIUS ] RIGHT???

  2. Mueller is the crook here he needs to go he is so corrupt and
    they all know it so why isn’t anything being done with him?!

  3. Seal all of your personal records in an executive order. Which, is exactly the Very first Executive order that Obama issued when he stepped into the White House. I wonder why he felt it necessary to seal his records? And why it was the very first executive order he issued? Public record to google this. True.

  4. To me, it sounds like the author is talking about the beginning of Civil War II. The people who voted for Trump wanted an end to the BS the “establishment” was foisting on us. Does the establishment really think these same people are going to stand by and watch while they destroy what we voted for? Even if Trump asks us nicely to allow them their way, I think the establishment is doomed if they try to pull this off. The country has as many guns as people-does the establishment really believe we bought them to hunt and target practice?

  5. Beyond sad that there are many in this world that have the goal to destroy America for the New World Order and Pres. Trump is trying to save the greatest 4CScountry in the world for it’s people! Those who have no bottom to which they go to get what they want, do not HATE HIM BUT INSTEAD FEAR HIM!!!

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