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Response to Demeter (Reply #145)

Tue May 22, 2012, 05:54 PM

146. What he implies

and what his "audience" infers may very well be two different things.

He's still talking about "money," and that has a very specific meaning to most people. That's why this whole Ponzi scheme has lasted so long. People believe that if the banks fail, there will be no "money." If the hedge funds go poof, there will be no groceries. If the stock market goes down, there won't be gas for the cars. If the the rich have to pay taxes, there won't be any schools.

People need to know that this isn't about the real day to day economy that we all live with and within. The banksters have made too many people believe that it is about the day to day economy, and we all know there are people right here on DU who believe it.

Yes, the collapse of the Ponzi scheme would cause chaos, very very messy chaos. And that's because all of those who have bought into the fear would do anything they can to prevent what they believe would happen. To be honest, I don't think there's any practical way to stop the messy chaos. TPTB are too much in control, and the only way to stop the cataclysm would be to wrest control away from them -- but doing so would be a cataclysm of its own.

It's not a matter of preventing the collapse. It's a matter of ameliorating its effects and surviving the results.

Far too few "economists" are pointing that out.


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