For many of us the "recovery" as it is called on many mainstream media outlets defies logic, yet in many areas of this country there are indeed full restaurants and shopping centers.......or is there? The answer is more complicated than yes or no. Our country transitioned decades ago from a producing/manufacturing based economy to a banking/consumer based economy. This economy was based on the creation of LIQUIDITY. In other words counterfeiting fiat dollars that would slosh to the far corners of the world because of the petrodollar/reserve currency. This is where it gets diabolical...... Imagine if you had reached a point in time where you indeed recognized that you didn't have to "work". That you didn't have to "produce" your crop. That you could just stay home and print your "money" and buy your crops and your "previously manufactured" goods from another source that would "accept" your newly printed money.
Of course we could go into the reasons why they would accept this "money" such as your massive military and its accompanying technological prowess that was derived from years of concentrated research by the country's greatest minds. Meanwhile we continued the promise of our population unending pensions, retirement healthcare coverage, Social Security, Medicaid for the poor, unending police, fire, ambulance service with THEIR early comfortable retirements, Military retirement benefits for two decades of service for enlisted men that approach six figures (counting health care), colonels and generals making WAY over 100K in total benefits. Promises, promises, made by politicians and accepted without questioning but with the wink and a nod by the recipients that this "system" needed to protected by them in spite of all of its warts and in spite of the mathematical facts that showed it was nothing but a ponzi now. The corruption this produced has now permeated into every level of society including the peeps themselves.
Was it always a ponzi as many like to say? I would say perhaps but mathematically it was "possible" at one time to provide limited services and pensions but that was not what transpired with the WASH, RINSE, REPEAT game that is our Central Banker's game. Preying on human nature is an age old ploy and fear and greed are as predictable as night and day for the Masters of the Universe. They view humans as bugs and have no respect for their lives. They do not view themselves as human nor do they view themselves for what they have become......psychopaths. They are the "grand planners"...."the World's Power Elite". After centuries of consolidating power and the paranoia that accompanies it only one term accurately describes them......psychopaths. Recognizing this reality probably does not afford one any great advantage, but it does allow you to see the end game more clearly.
Everything that is occurring now is accelerating linearly. That means the "time is running out". There is a day of reckoning approaching and its NOT five or seven years down the road. Yes, the restaurants are full in some areas that have benefited from the endless fiat printing and yes the constant Media cacophony that everything is better and "recovering" soothes the frazzled psyche, but the opposite is underway. No one would love to be more wrong than I. I have benefited from the extension of printed money personally as much as anyone and wish it would continue indefinitely. The printed/digital fiat is now draining the developing world of its lifeblood and that's very destabilizing. The "East" knows the end game and is very patient. Don't expect to get a warning when they pull the plug. That will be when the real fireworks begin.... gl