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Kunstler: Caution Low-flying Black Swans

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The New York Times almost wet its panties breaking the pre-dawn news that the president has tested positive for coronavirus. By the end of day, Democrats across the land — or, at least, up and down the east and west coasts — will be gathering unto Santeria shrines, lighting MAGA hats on fire, sacrificing chickens, drawing Wiccan pentangles in the moonlight, and entreating all the other unseen powers of Providence to rapture Mr. Trump into everlasting oblivion somewhere beyond the crab nebula.

The Judeo-Christian God of our fathers must have a special animus for the Golden Golem of Greatness. He / She / It / or They have heaped more tribulation on Mr. Trump than on the biblical Job of Uz, anguishing in Yahweh’s holy whirlwind. RussiaGate, VeryFinePeopleGate, UkraineGate, BoltonGate, now this! It typically takes about four days for Covid-19 symptoms to present, so early next week sometime the world will know if the bug made the president sick or if he shook it off like just another impeachment effort. The ordeal will also be an interesting test of the hydroxychloroquine + zinc regimen Mr. Trump says he’s been on.

The joyful hysteria in the mainstream news is so boisterous this morning that The Times hasn’t even played its obvious next card, which, I guarantee you, will be an effort to postpone the hearings over SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett on account of coronavirus being on-the-loose among government officials. I’m pretty sure that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will keep a firm hand on the tiller of that ship — even if the darn proceeding has to go full Zoom meeting, they will git’er done (as we say in Deplorable Land).

If the virus doesn’t knock Mr. Trump on his ass, I imagine we’ll be seeing quite a lot of him campaigning by video in quarantine, old game-show performer that he is. I wouldn’t even rule out some updated Oval Office versions of The Apprentice, with the president taking the opportunity to dismiss a few of the seditionists still lurking in government. Gina Haspel, you’re fired! Christopher Wray, you’re fired! Michael Horowitz, take a hike! General Mark Milley, you’re busted to corporal! Remember, the old Chinese word for crisis, weiji, means a combo of danger and opportunity.

Of course, there are small-but-real odds that the disease could make Mr. Trump very ill, or even launch him up to that great boardroom in the sky. What then? Does Veep Mike Pence carry on in his place? Or do the Trump forces in the GOP bring in Rick Grenell or Johnny Ratcliffe as an emergency candidate for president? Just as in the case of mass mail-in voting, this is a scenario the country hasn’t run before.

Technically, Mr. Trump’s two-week quarantine will be over by October 15, just in the nick of time for the second debate with Joe Biden. But Ol’ White Joe is sure to demur on that meet-up for reasons of virus exposure risk — though his peeps seemed less than eager for Round Two even before last night’s announcement of the president’s positive test.  If that happens, and the president comes through his infection in good shape, then Mr. Biden will be seen as a weakling, which, technically, he is on cognitive grounds, apart from his inherent character deformities.

The focus in days ahead surely will be on Mr. Trump’s medical condition, but there’s plenty more action in the offing as October rolls out. There’s the aforementioned Amy Coney Barrett SCOTUS business, there are new rumblings out of John Durham’s office just in the past few days that something consequential may be up there, and there is the stalemate on a coronavirus relief bill in Congress.

The latter matter hints at the catastrophe lurking in the background of the election: the stupendous mass bankruptcy of unemployed or laid-off middle-class people whose rent and mortgage payment holidays will eventually run out, not to mention car payments and all the other overdue, usual, rotating bills each household must pay to stay above water. After half a year of lockdowns, millions are on the brink of financial ruin.

Of all the things that have made Americans anxious and hysterical this year, this horror of middle-class financial ruin has not quite expressed itself overtly in the public arena — at least, not in the streets. For sure, the Antifas and BLM mobs have been active looting, burning, and smashing things up, but many of these are unemployables, and the ones burdened with college debt may be counting on Democratic Party promises of a jubilee on that.

The foundering middle-class may be people most sympathetic to Trump and Trumpism. You can’t sell them on the identity politics nonsense that has become the Dems’ stock-in-trade. Laid-off airline pilots, hair stylists, and insurance adjusters are probably not interested in critical race theory, gender dysphoria, re-imagining law enforcement, able-ism, and the travails of the “neuro-diverse” (the latest term-of-art for the mentally ill). They may also catch a whiff of yet deeper economic calamity in the Democrats’ relish for more lockdowns, and even in the promised “universal basic income” schemes that would pay the able-bodied to not work. The question for this large group is how many will swap their liberty for the very sketchy and conditional security of a Woke nanny state that requires strict obedience to whatever crazy crusade it thinks up next?

There’s your true friction point in the current disposition of things. People used to being busy, productive, and independent may feel a mighty resentment about becoming that kind of society, and they may fight over it. At least they’ll turn out to vote on it. Maybe they’ll do both.

Kunstler



15 Comments on "Kunstler: Caution Low-flying Black Swans"

  1. Mick on Mon, 5th Oct 2020 1:20 pm 

    Cuntsler has become a fat boy ass kisser these days

  2. bochen787 on Mon, 5th Oct 2020 1:26 pm 

    Jew parasites are desperately worried their host might not be doing too well…

  3. Qanon did kenosha whtey supertard president trump is convicted-19 on Mon, 5th Oct 2020 2:37 pm 

    nuf said

  4. only master race china can harvest master cult The principle is always and everywhere the same: in Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to Islamic sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to on Mon, 5th Oct 2020 4:21 pm 

    Islamic sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to Islamic sensibilities.

    UK: Muslim student enraged after being given ham sandwich during self-isolation

    remember video of the uk muzz who used profanity against a flight attendance? the muzz was stupid he doesn’t understand what he got.

    harvesting soon?

  5. Duncan Idaho on Mon, 5th Oct 2020 4:33 pm 

    The Fat Boy is high on steroids right now. This may be the scariest moment of his presidency.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ae/bd/93/aebd9363046a1a0f38f987bb5c31d532.jpg

  6. my bad i thought this happened in china where master race live who harvest master cult On This Day... Oct 05, 2003: Borama, Somalia An Italian humanitarian who worked with refugees and the disabled is cut down: 1 Killed on Mon, 5th Oct 2020 9:20 pm 

    z

  7. i thought theres a province named france in china where the master race people live who harvest master cult (French) Imam Charged with Promoting Terrorism… on Mon, 5th Oct 2020 9:32 pm 

    im confused
    i don’t know geography

    only master race will understand “inner struggle” history of 1400 years long

  8. is mozambique a place in china where the master race live who harvest master cult Mozambique: Islamic State establishes new capital, carries out beheadings, takes sex slaves on Mon, 5th Oct 2020 9:44 pm 

    interesting

    the only people who understand 1400 years of “inner struggle” would let this happen to their city mozambique

  9. sounds like thread of 3rd charlie hebdo […]On Thursday, Azhar’s Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb voiced “immense anger” at the use by some Western officials of the term “Islamist terrorism”, without heeding its ramifications on Mon, 5th Oct 2020 9:51 pm 

    weird

  10. its good to approve muzz-19 right away this way to thin out the lib herd few votes for sleepy joe on Mon, 5th Oct 2020 10:21 pm 

    libs don’t like invisible (((supremetard))) but they love invisible convict-19

    let them have muzz-19 made of dropout-19’s semen

    let them have 30, all free

  11. whitey supertard president trump tells america no afraid but no mention of amputation of whitey supertard atheistic scientific supremacist thunderfoot on Mon, 5th Oct 2020 10:50 pm 

    this supertard speaks high british english exclusively does he love muzz, of course he does

    when he went on self quarantine during first week of convict-19 i said it smellz and demanded amputation right away.

    hard to believe america has been in stand still for over 8 months now

    someone need to hang

    amputation and hanging is the price for stupidity and love of control

  12. wonder if this inner struggle happens in a province in china called afghan Aftermath of Afghan suicide attack targeting governor that killed eight on Mon, 5th Oct 2020 11:28 pm 

    today, yesterday, future, as it was since 1400 years ago

    only master race chinese can understand the fresh ancient inner strugle and harvest master cult

  13. Abraham van Helsing on Tue, 6th Oct 2020 5:26 pm 

    Even Bloomberg is discussing:

    “Could There Be Another Civil War in America?”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfmePaY_jf8

  14. Abraham van Helsing on Wed, 7th Oct 2020 7:32 am 

    Boeing leaving Seattle (“Chaz”), moving towards safer grounds in South-Carolina:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2020/10/01/boeing-moving-all-787-production-away-from-seattle-area-possibly-costing-1000-jobs/#20f58ade1e52

    The massive Everett facility will have to be written off.

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