Currently it is being reported that there are 170 protests in cities across the nation in response to the acquittal of Officer Wilson in the death of Michael Brown this August. One narrative that the MSM is trying to paint is an old one: black people are angry over the acquittal and are burning and looting. This is a false narrative! The message they are trying to send is that black people are crazy and don’t care about the truth. They want white folks (as Obama would call them) to fear black people and side with law enforcement. This narrative is BS and too simple. The other MSM narrative is that the all the protestors are noble victims of white racism. This too is a false narrative. When I was watching the protest in August I saw plenty of white faces in the crowd. And I see white faces today. This is not just a black vs white issue. I see people both white and black people really pissed off about the power of the state and their economic plight. Yes there are some thugs and undoubtably some agent provocateurs string up violence and vandalism! The police should arrest them and try to keep the peace.
This protest is a flash point for many to lash out at the system. I have had the luxury last year to take some time to travel the country on a road trip without my wife and kids. It was an eyeopener. Our country is beautiful and full of great people. However, our country is also falling apart and the people are pissed. As I chatted it up with people across the land, it became apparent that they feel like they have been screwed. There is a deep resentment of Wall Street and Washington. Surprisingly about 1/3 of the common folk knew what the Fed was and thought they were handing money to rich folks. Not so far from the the truth. Ten years ago 95% of these people did not know that the Fed even existed.
This is only the beginning of what I believe will be many civil disturbances over the years to come. If you want to continue to believe the fairy tale that the economy is doing well go right ahead. I know the truth and can see through the fog of propaganda. Democrats were thrown out in a thrashing we have not seen in decades. If the economy were swell this would not be happening. The long bond yields and commodities are singing the truth as well. Equities will eventually succumb to the forces of deflation. The bottom line is that people, not just black people, are pissed off and are itching for change. Our institutions of government and finance are about to be fundamentally changed. However, change usually only comes with great pain. The next few years will witness immense change. We are living through historic times.
The hunger games have arrived. If you are currently living in the Capital City (work on Wall Street, Washington or the C Suite) your world is going to be rocked. For the other 99% it already has and they are not to pleased.If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter