21 June 2008

Nyquist is an idiot

Anti-Western ideology animated the Axis in World War II and the Communist Bloc during the Cold War. It animates al Qaeda and the Iranian clerical regime. If you look to American domestic politics, anti-Western ideology animated the sixties radicals as it continues to animate the anti-war movement. George W. Bush is unfairly maligned as a liar and a warmonger. In fact, he is nothing more than a well-meaning man who has been ill-served by his advisors and betrayed by his own intelligence service. His mistakes are not those of a master conspirator. The logic of totalitarian rhetoric automatically assumes that 9/11 was an inside job because it is intolerable to allow capitalism and the Republic any moral high ground whatsoever. All measures of national defense are hereby denounced as illegitimate. All U.S. officials are villains, crooks or dupes. The Republic itself is nothing more than a system of exploitation that must be overthrown. Listen for these words. Do not be taken in by the drumbeat of anti-Western propaganda.

I agree with him about conspiracy theoies and think Zeitgeist complete rubbish.

But its more complex than old nyquist can understand, imo.

RE: Yes, he is.-nm rkb65 NEW 6/20/2008 1:47:38 PM

RE: Prrof here of idiocy rkb65 NEW 6/20/2008 1:54:07 PM
On Pres. Bush:

"In fact, he is nothing more than a well-meaning man who has been ill-served by his advisors and betrayed by his own intelligence service."

RE: Proof here of idiocy gjohnsit NEW 6/20/2008 1:57:27 PM
I stopped reading his rubbish years ago.
I'm not impressed with Puplava's political agenda either.

RE: What''s pathetic is that Puplava rkb65 NEW 6/20/2008 1:55:25 PM
Prolly pays Nyquist for the psuedo-intellectual gibberish he spews out week after week.

RE: Puplava''s political agenda aussiebear NEW 6/20/2008 2:17:26 PM
I wince everytime he says global warming is a none issue and that drilling everywhere in the USA is the answer. He spruiks free enterprise and responsible fiscal policy but hates taxes.
The cure for high prices is high prices, everybody in america needs to be driving light hybrids or electrics and making massive investments in alternate energy.

I give Pup credit for seeing the supercycle, gold and silver and peak oil.

Us guys are determined to make a high speed run at a brick wall, the West is gutless, everyobody talks their book and the simple facts on issues mean nothing. Sold everything to rentiers for a plasma TV and a holiday flat and made the world safe for the nimble footed.

The only people with cred re capital accumulation and family values and hard work are Chinese.

RE: And Germans aussiebear NEW 6/20/2008 2:23:11 PM
The european core is rock solid.

RE: And Germans thirsty NEW 6/20/2008 3:15:55 PM
Germany isn't a joke and is set to play a major role in the new century. They are one of only a handful of countries in the western hemisphere that hasn't bought Wall Street financialization hook, line and sinker. There is a degree of discipline pre-dominate throughout their population which you do not find in most westernized countries. They are the world's top exporter, from construction infrastructure technology to renewable energy they are market leaders. All this done without having to turn their housing stock into some sort of casino gambling chip. No Helocs, and full cap gains paid on any house sold before ten years. Now that the Prussian military tradition is dead and buried on the eastern front they'll probably do economically what their Feld Marshalls did militarily-get 'er done with less men, no fuel and the rest of Europe kind of tagging along.

RE: And Germans gjohnsit NEW 6/20/2008 4:11:35 PM
That may be true. But that's doesn't mean the Euro is doomed.
It isn't doomed because of Germany, but it is doomed because countries like Spain, Greece, and Portugal can't keep up with Germany.

RE: Nyquist is an idiot. kudu NEW 6/20/2008 2:50:25 PM
Nyquist is a top notch thinker - more insight in his pinky than you'll find in the combined brains of his peers.

An excellent read, consistently.

And, as an aside, we should be drilling off our coasts like Australia does, but the anti-tech statists/greens/Nazis resurrect a new bogeyman to fool the sheeple whenever convenient.

RE: thx for your opinion aussiebear NEW 6/20/2008 2:55:43 PM
But it seems to me that oil is too precious to burn. You can make plastics and pharms out of it as well. What's the hurry, havent you heard of peak oil?
But I glad for you there is a guy around who tells you what your dying to hear.

RE: Nyquist sucks and blows thirsty NEW 6/20/2008 3:06:13 PM
I don't know how anybody who takes themselves seriously as an intellectual can go on for more than several paragraphs raging about communists and various authoritarian regimes and then turns around and plants a big kiss on the ass of financialization. Doesn't this stupid shit realize that the collectivization and centralization of credit under a central bank is the fifth plank of the communist manifesto? Nyquist and the rest of his neo-CON ilk wouldn't last five minutes in a true capitalist free-market system. As soon as the producers nominated their own form of monetary unit the freeloaders and parasites both in government and in corporate world would be out sweeping streets and picking up garbage. Nyquist included.

RE: I ocassionally wonder if I''ve got it wrong aussiebear NEW 6/20/2008 3:45:37 PM
But then guys like thirsty, supercycle, cambodiabear and others (Thomas, Johnsit, et al) that provide compelling evidence that I actually have it exactly right.

You have got to be at the edge to see it.

The closer you are to the heart of the old economic centre and the more you have internalised certain myths and make them a part of the infrastructure of your identity the more crap you hear.

I'm a massive beleiver in the enlightenment and the work of classical economists, but those that claim this heritage only talk the talk imo, the days when the US was walking the walk are gone.

I was prompted to say this by thirsty's comment re germans resistance to financialisation, he's got it right, that's as plain as the nose on your face that europe didn't buy any of this "secruritise this" shite.

You guys also are way deluded on China. The chinese are using the best of the western tradition in economics to support the state and the people. Politics in china is far more consultitive and expertise based than imagined here. Dreams that the chinese people are unhappy and the big rival will dissolve into disorder are complete delusions.

The european (first world) and chinese (for the third world) models are now the light of the world.

Western anglo-democratic models foundered when networks, money and the short circuit of the lobby turned it into a facade behind which state assets and citizens savings were looted by the kleptocracy.

We passed the baton.

RE: Have you ever actually been to China? fredreed NEW 6/20/2008 3:52:29 PM

I have. And believe me, they some impressive strengths, but some equally impressive weaknesses.They have a long row to hoe.

It's true that they haven't lost the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurism. Neither have the lost the spirit of nutty envy and rampant corruption that brought on the cultural revolution.

RE: Yes and its so like the US in that regard aussiebear NEW 6/20/2008 4:03:12 PM
Not one place but many places, both inspiring and grubby and sordid. When australians went inland we didn't find the great plains, but a dead heart. We are more communal and skeptical than those of the endless frontier.

RE: Sad ideologue rather than synaptically SuperCycleBear NEW 6/20/2008 4:58:39 PM

The nature of the system as it currently stands relies on the continued expansion of US indebtedness.

The trouble is there are no more lenders.

The CBs can continue to expand their balance sheets in the hope the oncoming adverse winds will swing in their favor but if it doesn't, fiat will continue to lose value and holders of fiat will continue to be fleeced.

We live in truly exceptional times. Made or the more exceptional by the apparent ignorance of the degree of the mess.

The real shoe is yet to drop. But each day it gains weight.

RE: typo SuperCycleBear NEW 6/20/2008 5:00:42 PM
Made all the more exceptional by the apparent ignorance of the degree of the mess.

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