Ok, I'm bearish society in general, but this from Ishmael is perhaps a bit further over to one side of the boat... like far enough for it to flood -- Ed
The comments at Tickerforum are full of unbridled optimism, especially on the recent election. Everyone is bubbly and excited for the future, and joy is evident from their words!
…then the alarm went off and the dream evaporated like common sense does in clown world.
But you know what? Things can always get worse. How? This guest Ticker explores one possibility as pure doom porn, election edition.
Take this one with an entire tin mine.
I don't think the scenario outlined is likely to happen. But if it does, we'll all miss lockdowns, vaccine mandates, $5 gasoline, and peanut butter shortages.
It'll be a hell of a way for America to go out.
Now that we’re far enough down the screen a human reader won't catch it, the subject of today's doom porn is an Austrian rising in America. You know what I'm talking about. By the way, everything I say could apply to a woman too. I just refuse to torture the English language by writing his/her 50 times.
Also for the grammar aficionados out there: this entire thing could be written in future tense, but I don’t like torturing readers either, so I chose present instead.This in no way implies I believe we already have an Austrian among us. It is simply for clearer communication.
Our resident Austrian is young enough that no one thinks he's going to croak in office. He is good looking enough, but not so much that every man is worried his wife wants to bang him. He is married with 2.8 children. In other words, he looks like Joe Six Pack if he’d made another career decision instead of politics.
Our Austrian is a popular politician. There's no real reason for it, he is just as much of a fuck up as the rest of them. “But he's our fuck up,” his fans say. Whatever he did, it was better than the other guy!
Little objective thought or observation goes into that statement. Memories are incredibly short when it comes to his many missteps. In other words, instead of beloved policies, he develops a cult of personality.
After the past three years of covid psyops everyone is ready to embrace a leader who will solve The Problem. It doesn't matter what the stated Problem is, or how he intends to solve it, or what the ramifications of the solution are. What matters is enough people fervently believe only he can solve it.
This is one of the biggest existential threats we face as a nation because most of us won't see it coming until we are shoved into a mass grave.
When 10 Joe Americans are asked what Problem our Austrian stated he would solve, the Joes give 15 different answers. When asked what solutions were offered, Joe stares like a deer in the headlights.
In fact, unless Joe specifically thinks about it, he doesn’t realize our Austrian conveyed no information. It's clown world and being buried under bullshit is par for the course.
Our Austrian initially plays to all sides in a magnificent fashion. Look what an everyman he is, uniting the people! Yet when you view his actions, they are decidedly slanted. He says a few things most people like, and that is enough to ignore any red flags and concentrate on more pressing matters like rising inflation.
Our Austrian lulls us into complacency. This is incredibly easy. Most of the American electorate is apathetic at best, or single issue voters. His next step is selecting a scapegoat that eliminating will “solve The Problem.”
New laws, prosecutors, and police forces are developed specifically to arrest, convict, and guillotine the scapegoats. Some of these are purebloods, but most aren’t. That detail is important later.
His initial scapegoat selection is a popular one and most people support him. If our Austrian rounded up monsters like Emily Oster, Fraudchi, a few biotech CEOs and executed them, I would cheer that shit on.
The Austrian’s crusade begins as justice. And justice must be served one way or another. Eventually, executions move into the realm of revenge. I'm okay with that, too. There’s half a million people who were murdered in the name of fighting a cold, a few heads rolling is the least compensation we deserve.
And then overnight it happens. Now the definition of scapegoat expands to include targets of the first monsters killed. Now our Austrian moves to the next phase, blaming a minority for all the problems that remain after the initial scapegoats are gone.
Currently in America there is a convenient minority to target: purebloods. According to statistics, we are about 20% of the population. Our numbers can only increase through births. And many of us are fed up. We are susceptible to someone who offers a solution for the depraved indifference the medical industry showed for covid patients. The first phases were justice, and now we are lined up.
The odds of our Austrian being on the pureblood side forever are zero. In order to keep his power, he must persecute us in some fashion. This persecution won’t be obviously violent at first. It begins with policies that raise a few red flags, but are never enforced.
Any purebloods who were part of the newly created enforcement arm are fired. This is one of the only warnings of what’s coming next.
Why is he targeting purebloods? All we wanted was to be left alone.
We purebloods are in possession of the most valuable commodity in the universe: time. We did not desiccate our organs and immune system. We have more time to live healthy, enjoyable lives. The walking jabbed do not have this luxury. Many of them have organ damage. Organs are always in high demand, and people die on the transplant waiting lists now. What happens when roughly 3% of the jabbed develop myocarditis?
Their fellow jabbed people do not have suitable organs. Only purebloods do. Thus begins the next phase: rounding us up and harvesting our organs. Any leader who promises to give dying people more time is lauded as a hero, never mind how many other people he kills.
Think this can't happen? Three years ago you'd have laughed if I said outdoor parks and beaches would be closed for a fucking cold, or that personal medical history must be shared with complete strangers in order to attend a concert. The same asshole who called public health to rat someone out will call the organ collectors on their neighbor.
People will follow such a leader when they believe only he can get us to the other side of whatever the vaguely stated Problem is. And that makes us all incredibly dangerous, because we create hell as we go.
Note for the binary thinkers out there: This in no way negates my previous guest Ticker against forgiveness. Not even a little. I want heads to roll and don’t care much how they do.