I may be wrong and, if so, I can be taken to task some years down the road. My rantings are etched in the ether for all to refer back to.
As much as I’d like to think Gordon Brown is being candid, I am not convinced. Crocodile tears is more like it. Old trick: show contrition, say you’ve learned valuable lessons and ask for forgiveness. Result, mollify the masses and hope to get re-elected.
Cynicism? Maybe but the historical record says it isn’t. It is just reality.
And, by the way. For Pete’s sake! Now Obama is running around telling the world that the oldest James Bond plot in the book is a reality and he wants to create an agency that will be in charge of administering all nuclear material worldwide (ergo a global agency)?
Follow the money folks. We are bankrupt. We’ve been bankrupt for a long time. The difference this time around is that sovereigns in the West have lost the ability to induce inflation into the monetary system thus the effects of bankruptcy are now becoming felt. Your one and only indicator to the health of our economies should be tax revenue. For as long as tax revenue is declining, the traditional tools that have allowed us to postpone insolvency for the past fifteen years have lost traction.
This is not to say that our “leaders” wouldn’t run a false flag just to inculcate the reality of the threat into the mind of citizens. I certainly wouldn’t put it past them to do something like that.
Don’t take your eyes off the ball folks. Follow the money. Watch how public spending in the West is progressively curtailed and some programs are terminated… we are bankrupt…