Our Marxist Government…

…no, not Karl…The Marx Brothers…

Bill Bonner explains…

We had a lot of fun with the “End of History” concept. It is so arrogant…so imbecilic…so preposterous, we chuckled every time we said the words. But, it helped explain why the options market had gone dead and why Americans are ready to go so deep into debt. It explained why investors buy 30-year U.S. debt at less than 5% yields, why people lend money to Third World countries at yields so low, you’d think they were going to pay the money back, and why Dow stocks still sell for 20 times earnings. Nobody expects history to cause any trouble.

“End of history? Beginning of nonsense,” Maggie Thatcher is said to have remarked. But investors and neocons loved the idea. They don’t realize it themselves, of course, but the new conservatives are a species of Marxists – not followers of Karl, but of Harpo, Chico and Groucho – with the world-improving pretensions and messianic delusions of Lenin and Che. They think they can build a better world by telling other people what to do. They are not the first to believe it, but they must be among the most inept.

More here…

I am reminded of a scene in “V for Vendetta”, where a national talkshow host substitutes the government approved script for one making fun of the chancellor and his propaganda against V. A faux chancellor is introduced to the audience and then a faux V begins sabotaging the chancellor’s appearence. Benny Hill background music and accelerated studio chase around scenes, involving faux troopers, add to the comedy. When V is fianlly caught by the troopers, he is unmasked by the chancellor to reveal…the chancellor. Both chancellors then order the troops to shoot the other chancellor and of course the confused but well conditioned troops shoot…both chancellors.

The scene is meant as a tongue-only-slightly-in-cheek question of, “Who is the real terrorist?”

Most apropos in today’s police states…

“Wherever a man goes, men will pursue him and paw him with their dirty institutions, and, if they can, constrain him to belong to their desperate oddfellow society.” — Henry David Thoreau

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