Fiscal Cliff?

Posted: December 6, 2012 in debt, economics, Fiscal cliff
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The “fiscal cliff”?

I love these made up terms. “Fiscal Cliff” is just a bull shit phrase. There is not a “fiscal cliff”! It is all make believe. It’s kind of like the tooth fairy on steroids.

Every once in awhile a group of industrial nations get together and decide to “forgive” some African nations’ debt because the nation can’t pay it off. So everyone signs a piece of paper usually with several pens and much fanfare. The result? A clean slate.

Now it’s true that the end result is that the industrial nations sell off the natural resources of the country to “private enterprise” and walk away with everything and the people remain poor but they were poor already so nothing changes for them. BUT the rip off is only because of greed NOT NECESSITY.  No one ever thinks about sharing the spoils with the people.

You see ……… it’s all made up. Debt doesn’t exist, money doesn’t exist, VALUE is made up in an arbitrary system.  It’s not real! Nor is this “fiscal cliff” real.

Who do we all “owe” this money to? Bankers? Other governments? Friends of a friend that your brother’s bookie knows? Who?

All of this is based on agreement not on anything physical. So why don’t we default? That would surely change the structure. Who would come after us? Oh gosh, Moody’s would devalue our rating? Give Tubularsock a fucking break.

Now think! If you took a French postage stamp in the U.S. and put it on your envelope to send your letter to France it would be returned. And the same goes if you reverse this process from France. Why? Agreement. A French stamp can come from France to the U.S. and be delivered and a U.S. stamp can go to France and be delivered. It’s the same distance, it’s the same envelope, it’s the same delivery. BUT it is not within the agreement!

Agreement. Simple.

You see the stamp or the money or the debt or the value of anything is all based on AGREEMENT. And the agreement is arbitrary. So even the agreement doesn’t exist.

It’s a moving target.

So let’s agree to excuse all debt and start new.

Wow. Now that was easy.

You’re scared aren’t you. What would happen to “my wealth”? You say.

Gosh. I really hate to break this to you BUT YOU DON”T HAVE ANY!

No, THEY told you you did but you don’t.

Think. Yesterday your house was worth $555 thousand but today it’s worth $200 thousand. What changed? Your house is the same. It has the same windows and doors.

The property it’s on is still the same. But your “wealth” has diminished. And this all happened while you were watching the Big Game on TV.

What happened?

The agreement changed. Why? BECAUSE IT’S ARBITRARY!

Same goes for the “value” of your money, your “retirement”, your “social security”.

You were lead to believe it was there for you. IT ISN’T!

So what can you do?

Well,

  1. watch more football
  2. burn your house down
  3. start buying guns and artillery in large amounts for your neighborhood
  4. learn survivalist skills at you local senior center
  5. take a bomb making class at you’re local google app store
  6. meditate then go out and kill
  7. smoke a little Afghan hash (I only include this idea so when you do any of this above the press can link it to marijuana use. All evil stems from marijuana use according to the press.)
  8. Just start blowing shit up!

Now don’t you just feel better?

But really, what can one do?

Well there is only one way to bring down a system.

NO! Voting is for wimps!

Guerrilla warfare. It’s the only way. The Vietcong won against the French and the Americans in Viet Nam. Al Qaeda won in Iraq and Afghanistan against the U.S. and NATO.

In both cases the Imperialist forces were technologically more advanced but they retreated.

Well, the American worker can bring down the corporate infrastructure the same way.

The worker as guerrilla ……… limitless!

Just be creative and good luck.

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Comments
  1. Bill Kueppers says:

    But what if one is not “a worker”? Be creative! you say. But help me out here, Tube.

    I don’t disagree with you one bit in your major point about the system of “agreements” that are operating in society. Another word I’d use is trust. We basically operate on a massive series of assumptions and trust, which don’t always (don’t often?) work out as expected. But trust–or agreements, if you will–is (are )a critically necessary element in human interaction. In our modern society, we almost literally can’t function without it. The tragedy is that so often we limp because of broken trust, broken agreements. The solution, it seems to me, is for each individual to “sabotage” the brokenness of the system by increasing one’s level of credibility/integrity (level of trust) in each interaction, rather than by undermining society with even more or greater breaches of integrity.

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    • tubularsock says:

      Bill, thank you for taking the time to comment. I am not in disagreement with your idea of increasing one’s “credibility/integrity” equation and present an example for others to raise-the-bar in the process.

      Unfortunately in our present value system this concept has been lost in the main stream of commerce, government and religion.

      Do keep in mind you were born last century.

      Under your idea a whistleblower like Bradley Manning would be given the Nobel Peace Prize rather than a jail term. And those who attempted to warn their bosses in the banking scandal would be made into CEO’s rather than be fired. But the reality of government, corporate and religious culture is not one of high minded values like credibility and integrity but rather one of winner-take-all and a lack of having to take responsibility for their actions. In other words a total breakdown of a working construct of credibility and integrity.

      In my opinion, the instinct is good but the reality of the environment for this sort of thing is empty.

      Some times a monkey wrench dropped into the gears of America wouldn’t be all bad.
      Just happens Tubularsock has some monkey wrenches for sale, care to buy one?

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  2. cody says:

    I do not want to fall over the cliff. I believe in responsiblity for your debts. cody

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    • tubularsock says:

      Thanks for taking the time to express your views. Tubularsock wouldn’t want you to fall off that “cliff” either. And paying one’s debt is a noble endeavor. If it would help you feel better you can send Tubularsock $50.00. Look I’m only doing this for you!

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  3. dearing fauntleroy says:

    Yup, as Edward R. Murrow used to say – “good night & good luck ! “

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