One of the fringe benefits of living in a country that’s in dire need of a political, financial, and cultural reset, is the twisted amusement that comes with bearing witness to its unraveling. Day by day we’re greeted with escalating madness. Indeed, the great fiasco must be taken lightly, so as not to be demoralized by its enormity.
Of particular note is the present cast of characters.
Could Bill Shakespeare himself have come up with a more flawless flock of scoundrels to take the plotless narrative from comedy to tragedy?
There’s President Trump, Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Maxine Waters, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Robert Mueller, the Podesta Brothers, all of Congress; the list of political actors goes on and on. Moreover, it wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t also mention former A-lister’s Barney Frank and O-Bama.
The political class’ efforts to climb and crawl over each other to reach the top of the dust heap and stay there are without restraint. Promises, lies, coercions, and deceits are all part of Washington’s standard operating procedures. They’ll steal from your kids and lie to grandma to get what they want.
Financial actors like Jamie Dimon, Lloyd Blankfein, John Stumpf, Steven Mnuchin, Janet Yellen, various Fed Presidents, and soon to enter stage right, Jerome Powell, have their parts to play too. Namely, to extract as much savings and future earnings from the general population as possible without triggering a revolt.