Alstry's BIG stock market miss in Perspective
Last year, before Alstry died trying to save the Industrial Age, he thought that the market would crash...... he knew that the economy would continue to contract under Benny Bin Bernanke's Zombulation policies of cutting off credit to the Private Sector and giving credit to Wall Street and Washington......and he thought the market would follow....plain and simple.
What he never anticipated was how the nation let it's politicians take trillions of dollars of debt and put it on the public balance sheet and then continue to run what is approaching a $2 trillion dollar collective Federal, State and Local deficit........putting all this debt on backs of ALL the American people JOINTLY and SEVERALLY.
In essenece, EACH American is now liable for the ENTIRE U.S. debt, and the debt has gotton so large that COLLECTIVELY there is not enough money in America to pay it back....so, from an accounting standpoint, we are all broke until we restructure this debt....
In the mean time, we are continuing to take out this massive home equity loan simply to create the illusion that things are still functioning, just like millions of American families did between 2004 and 2007....and despite this massive borrowing, things are barely limping along.
In addition, the difference this time is the debt being created is being cosigned by every single American, vs the debt of a person taking out a home equity loan has liabilty limited to that person.....and the lender of course.
Just like I couldn't understand how banks were lending families so much money between 2004 and 2007 on their homes..........and calling it prosperity and profits.......I can't understand how we call this investing when essentially all of our sales and profits are being driven by borrowing from Wall Street and Washington.
At some point, we will be forced to pay it back.....and at that point, we will not have the money to do it.....and we will realize we are broke and our entire economy was based on our ability to continue to borrow money we didn't have or never rationally expected to have under Benny Bin Bernanke's zombulation policies.
Whether you have a dollar in your pocket and a loaf of bread is $2, or a million dollars in your pocket and a loaf of bread is $2 million dollars......you still can't buy a loaf of bread.....so you sheep that think that inflation will solve this problem have never lived in a country with hyperinflation.....and in our case, we have very little foreign reserves to avoid it.
In sum, I never understood how bankers loaned American families so much money on the perceived equity of their home without the income to support it......calling it prosperity.......AND THEN AMERICA BAILING OUT THE BANKERS AND ASSUMING THE LIABILITY OF THE DEBT THEY CREATED.......and calling it a recovery.......
How any Fool can call themselves an "investor" during this period of time is comical.....very similar to a family thinking they were prosperous by taking out a big home equity loan and spending it....
The irony about this one is that those that were responsible for not taking out debt are now going to be responsible for the entire debt of the nation........and the funny part, is that they were the most silent as all this was going on.......
By the way...the current kickback from Fools is no where near as close to the period when I was forecasting the housing collapse........but this time will be far more convulsive as there will be no one left to bail out America....absent our shot at war to take the wealth of other nations to pay back the debt.
It is not the end of the world....WW1 or WW2 was not the end of the world.....millions starving in Africa each year is not the end of the world.........so please, stop thinking that....but it really sucks if you are one of the ones living under the bombs or starving.